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#1 CRFarnsworth ONLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:30 PM

I've been throwing my scrap metal into five gallon buckets. Nuts ,bolts, old pulleys, you know the stuff i mean.   A friend got a new washing machine,  $15 to haul away the old one.  he kept it to put in my "collection of old G.T. parts.  I gutted it , covered the holes in the bottom, and  reinforced the front so it wouldn't  pop off.  The east end of my shop is enclosed with a privacy fence so I hid it from sight back there. It's already a fourth full. it has holes in the bottom so it won't collect water. I need to throw away just a little more and I'll room for another G.T.     Rick

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:39 PM

I have stored all kinds of stuff in old washers. Great use of old junk.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:42 PM

I usually just leave washers intact and fill the tub full of small parts like you're doing to the whole cabinet.  Heavy enough with just the tub full of small metal bits.  I can't imagine how much the whole cabinet full would weigh!  


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:44 PM

How will you move it when its full?


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Good use for an old Maytag.
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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:38 PM

How will you move it when its full?

 

That's my question, do you have a loader? I would say that thing could weigh over 1'000lbs when it's full of steel !

 

Good re-purpose of cabinet !! :thumbs:


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 03:55 PM

How will you move it when its full?

Yes I have a loader..     IH 574 tractor w/ IH2250 loader.  Also a one ton dump truck that seems to manufacture its own scrap metal.  It's not unusual to find that someone has anonamously donated to the cause.  I usually haul in a couple times a year, but it makes enough to pay for the plates and insurance.    Rick


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:40 PM

 It's not unusual to find that someone has anonamously donated to the cause. 

I come out all the time and find odd things at the end of my driveway. Came out one morning to a stack of nearly new 14 inch tires on steel rims. Have had my fair share of other donations too.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Yeah my brother in law did a lot of salvage and built a 30 X40 building to keep the scrap in. Word got out and everybody in town dropped stuff off in his yard. He is a Train Nut and paid for family vacations by train every year by selling scrap.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:13 PM

When you scrap a washer, salvage the motor. Many of them are 2 speed. There are base plates  available to strap on. Then with a three position toggle switch I have a motor to power a bench tool. I made my 4 speed drill press into an 8 speed this way. The pulley system in dryers is handy for slowing down the rpms on some machines.

 

Washing machine cabinets make good work bench bases.


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