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  • BadgerDave
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    Thanks for the feedback BHD, that makes my buying decision real easy now.

  • BHD
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    the tool has held up well, IMO, but since I worked on the wood shown in the pictures, I have not used it a lot, I still have a little of that wood that needs cleaned up and some other salvage wood, been using up, and for the money I think it was good buy for me, and I would buy again, (guessing if it does go down getting parts, may be a bit challenging tho) when I bought it I did get the spare driver, I have not needed it).

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  • BadgerDave
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    BHD, I've had that Air Locker AP700 in my Amazon save for later cart for a few months now just waiting for the right time to pull the trigger on it. I've been thinking about making some stuff for around the hunting cabin out of pallet wood. I figured that the Air Locker in conjunction with a Vestil Pallet Buster will make those projects a whole lot easier. How has the Air Locker AP700 you purchased been holding up?

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  • penak
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    Loving this thread! indeed

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  • Mightyservant
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    Right now I've got 5 decent 2" x 2.75" studs which are about 7'8" or so these came off an interior wall. I've got a 2 - 2"x 3.5" about 36" long and a number off misc cut offs under 2' on both sizes. I have quite a bit of .875 x 7.75 subfloor (boards). If you've got fiends or family in town I'll be happy to drop what ever you can use.

    I've got another interior wall to demo in a few months but those are all 2" x 2.75" might have around 10 studs and shorter sections.

  • gnuuser
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    nails in used wood are a bane of a lot of cutting equipment so heres one little trick i use
    after i have pulled all the nails from the wood I place a hard drive magnet on a piece of paper and drag it along the length of the wood!
    It will latch onto any iron or steel nail remaining so you can look closely for it.
    brass and copper nails are more visible in old wool by the patina stains they leave.

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  • Bob D.
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    Thanks, I could probably work around nail holes or actually make them a feature as you say. 4/4 boards 3 or 4 inches wide would work. I need a minimum of 30 inches in length. Looked at the pieces on the link you gave, those big slabs are very expensive and it would be a shame to chop one up into little pieces I need for a picture frame. I'll keep looking, something will turn up.

  • Mightyservant
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    If some come up, I'll let you know. The material I have is full of nail holes from the lathing that was attached. The holes are oxidized but might work for a rustic table or similar.

  • Bob D.
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    thanks I'll check it out.

  • Mightyservant
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    Most of the wood I've removed are old studs either 2" x 2.75", 2" x 3.5", some .875" x 7.75" and have a lot of nail holes. The wood is beatiful when it cut (except for the nail holes).

    They demo houses here every couple of months and 4" x4"'s are under the floor carrying the joist's, I'm guessing those would be coveted by everyone on the site.
    https://www.oldgrowthtimbers.com/

  • Bob D.
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    I'm looking to find a source for some redwood. My wife made a needlepoint of a scene of giant sequoias and I would like to make a frame from sequoia redwood. Thinking about something with a live edge sort of look along the outside edges and a cross lap with short extensions at the corners. I figure I need at least 4 pieces of 6/4 x 4" about 3 foot long. Haven't had much luck finding sources of redwood online, guess I am on the wrong coast for that stuff.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 11-29-2018, 08:35 AM.

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  • Mightyservant
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    A lot of these houses around me were built in the 20's have beautiful clear redwood. Old houses here usually get deconstructed with all the wood sorted by sizes and what condition it's in. Most of it used to go down to Mexico where it would get repurposed into all sorts of uses from houses, furniture, picture frames, trinkets etc. Nowadays the best lumber is used by local artists and craftsmen to turn into coffee tables, end tables, art peices etc. But a lot of old lumber goes down there still especially old wood garage doors.

    When I tore apart the kitchen I pulled all the nails and have been slowly reusing the old lumber in non structural areas. This old growth redwood has a distinctive aroma and it's tight grain is something you can no longer find. I've got to tear another wall apart so I'll have more than enough wood to make a decent size coffee table.
    Last edited by Mightyservant; 08-18-2018, 12:28 AM.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    I've had that crescent # 56 slide hammer nail puller for well or 30 years. Haven't used it in years. Looks like a design from 1956.

    Rick.

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  • BHD
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    a few pictures of the lumber, it helps a lot
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  • fixitright
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    A good roaring fire gets them separated from the wood!
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