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24-02-2016, 08:35 PM
RE: Abandoned houses
(24-02-2016 07:07 PM)carol Wrote:  
(24-02-2016 06:39 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I saw some molding in one of the videos I'd love to have and they're going to destroy the house. Do they actually just bulldoze it down and not salvage the old wood? Geez, you can't find wood like that anymore. Some of these trims and woodwork are from old growth forests. Sad.

I have salvaged woodwork from homes that were going down, just call and ask if you can...most people will let you take the woodwork, I have found...if there is a sign posted, call the number on it...I have some beautiful barn wood on some walls...

I should take an airplane flight back to that area. The woodworking and the old growth wood is something you just can't get any more, and could expect to pay many thousands of dollars for it. For example, you can buy a 1" (really 3/4")X 12" (really 11-1/4") by 4' red oak board at a place like Home Depot locally for about $30, and it may actually have been made out of thinner strips that are glued together. You can expect to pay triple that for old growth lumber.
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24-02-2016, 09:00 PM
RE: Abandoned houses
(24-02-2016 08:35 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(24-02-2016 07:07 PM)carol Wrote:  I have salvaged woodwork from homes that were going down, just call and ask if you can...most people will let you take the woodwork, I have found...if there is a sign posted, call the number on it...I have some beautiful barn wood on some walls...

I should take an airplane flight back to that area. The woodworking and the old growth wood is something you just can't get any more, and could expect to pay many thousands of dollars for it. For example, you can buy a 1" (really 3/4")X 12" (really 11-1/4") by 4' red oak board at a place like Home Depot locally for about $30, and it may actually have been made out of thinner strips that are glued together. You can expect to pay triple that for old growth lumber.

I think it is well worth the effort- although it does take a good deal of sweat to pry it down sometimes. Most of my house was built over the years either using pine, unstained...or nice old growth wood for cabinets, tables, flooring and shelves. I also used some old barn wood-I still have some flooring left to do in the closets...but things come up..

I also like pine tongue/groove panels for some walls- it goes up so quickly, and looks great if you like the rough, natural look of wood...and it stands up to anything. It is also forgiving- mistakes tend to blend in Big Grin The down side is it makes a room dark -so we have it on areas with a lot of natural light and high ceilings...
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24-02-2016, 09:05 PM
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AbdandonedPorn on Reddit

This is a subreddit devoted to abandoned places.

Note: "porn" as in the "nice pics to look at", not nekkid peoples...

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24-02-2016, 09:06 PM
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(24-02-2016 09:05 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  AbdandonedPorn on Reddit

This is a subreddit devoted to abandoned places.
(porn in the "nice pics to look at", not nekkid peoples...)
Never saw this before, thank you.Heart
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24-02-2016, 09:41 PM
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(24-02-2016 09:05 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  AbdandonedPorn on Reddit

This is a subreddit devoted to abandoned places.

Note: "porn" as in the "nice pics to look at", not nekkid peoples...

Wood porn, yes. When I buy wood at the store(s), I look through the stock to see if I can find any with figure for cheap. I have wood in the garage rafters and in totes on shelves and more on shelves I have had to build to hold it, as a hedge for when I retired. I retired at the end of October, 2014, and am just tapping into that supply. I'm also cruising the local Habitat Restore a couple of times a week, on the prowl for wood. I just bought a new table saw to start getting that wood made into things I have envisioned for years. Up next is a new tool chest for my carving tools, made of mahogany and beech. Just cutting out the pieces, atm.
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24-02-2016, 09:46 PM
RE: Abandoned houses
(24-02-2016 09:41 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Up next is a new tool chest for my carving tools, made of mahogany and beech. Just cutting out the pieces, atm.

Have you heard of the mastermyr chest?

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24-02-2016, 09:53 PM
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(24-02-2016 09:05 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  Note: "porn" as in the "nice pics to look at", not nekkid peoples...

Well there goes my interest Tongue

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24-02-2016, 10:40 PM
RE: Abandoned houses
(24-02-2016 09:46 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  
(24-02-2016 09:41 PM)Fireball Wrote:  Up next is a new tool chest for my carving tools, made of mahogany and beech. Just cutting out the pieces, atm.

Have you heard of the mastermyr chest?

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I hope mine doesn't get submerged for an eon, though if that happens subsequent to my demise, I hope someone finds them soon after. I've about US $6k in them, and still buying. That Viking tool chest is really interesting, but those tools have to be toast. The sharp parts get corroded first.
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24-02-2016, 10:49 PM
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(24-02-2016 05:50 PM)philosopher Wrote:  Anyone else here an urban explorer? Basically I like to go in old, abandoned buildings. I need to bring my good camera and start taking pics. Old, abandoned things have always interested me.

Yes. Fun stuff. A few of my adventures:

Bowling alley
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Water treatment facility
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Some grain thingy (like 15 stories tall)
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Massive Flares Factory - this wing was bare minimum half a mile log - there's a person in this pic, and he was a good distance away from me
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Also the same flares factory
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Insane asylum - OR (yes they performed lobotomies there)
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Graveyard behind an abandoned house - some of those people were born in the 1700s
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24-02-2016, 11:29 PM
RE: Abandoned houses
(24-02-2016 10:49 PM)Nurse Wrote:  
(24-02-2016 05:50 PM)philosopher Wrote:  Anyone else here an urban explorer? Basically I like to go in old, abandoned buildings. I need to bring my good camera and start taking pics. Old, abandoned things have always interested me.

Yes. Fun stuff. A few of my adventures:

Bowling alley
[Image: FF2C187B-182C-48B6-8DB0-51E2848C4CF5_zpstgmn5rqa.jpg]

Water treatment facility
[Image: C88638DE-6FB2-4F91-9747-EB6D0E370B0E_zpsqxlcntx8.jpg]

Some grain thingy (like 15 stories tall)
[Image: 7EE41041-E382-46D7-B313-4AA62AE359F7_zpsyrv4l3lx.jpg]

Massive Flares Factory - this wing was bare minimum half a mile log - there's a person in this pic, and he was a good distance away from me
[Image: EDCA6AE2-1666-46DE-8EE7-011ECD0CA04F_zpsmlwpwiui.jpg]
Also the same flares factory
[Image: 7FE6B4A0-02BB-40B6-9F3D-241704D2F69B_zpsee2xxfyj.jpg]

Insane asylum - OR (yes they performed lobotomies there)
[Image: FEDA59D1-C7EA-48E5-929A-B16279DEF37B_zpsycmcdgvy.jpg]
[Image: B3DDBD77-BFCE-4DC2-8A2E-2E9BF6EF1487_zpsfgt9kcbh.jpg]

Graveyard behind an abandoned house - some of those people were born in the 1700s
[Image: 31FEE830-038E-48C7-92F2-122FFD52ED6A_zpsgcpqrsvl.jpg]

Neat photos. Is that asylum in Oregon? It might be the one used in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It was filmed here in Oregon at an mental institution.

And wow. I had no idea people did stuff like urban exploration. The things I learn from the internet and youtube.

My problem is that if I went exploring into some of these abandoned places I'd have to put on a hazmat suit because I'm so allergic to mold and dust. It makes me super sick.

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