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DUMPSTER DIVER'S MUSIC UNION

Scavengers unite! We want to know what unusual trash you've used to build instruments. Post your trash-to-treasure creations. Follow up on Dumpster Diver contests.

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saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14, 2017. 10 Replies

I'm suprized at the lack of activity in here. I thought this would be one of the busiest groups. So anyway, my latest build is from wood saved from the trash trucks grip. Over 100 yr old black…Continue

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

I seriously thought that this would be a more active group. After all there is so much "treasure" thrown out everyday! Anyway I recently found boxes of old brass plumbing fixtures in a storage unit I…Continue

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

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dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

I find some of the best stuff while out walking the dogs. Here are pics from this morning. 10 heart shaped ring drawer pulls. Nice and strong. Antique looking hammered finish. You'll be seeing these…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 6:41pm

Very true. I got an old dryer off the curb and took it apart. Found 5 dollars worth of change in the bottom of it. But the good part is I'm going to make a spring reverb out of the heating coil compartment that I set aside. The dryer had timer problems so the coil is in good condition. the rest of the dryer went to scrap.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 6:25pm
Yikes! The planet is far too disposable. K
Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 5:55pm

LOL, I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it. People in this neighborhood throw away good stuff all the time.

I get at least one truck load a month of metal bits and ends that I take to the scrap yard for extra cash. 

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 5:48pm
I want pics Paul.
Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 5:47pm

Got a new work table off the curbside today. It's well built, 3 foot square, 3 foot tall, 4 drawers, legs made of 3" x 3" and on wheels. Great find and I've already used it.

Comment by Paul Craig on March 18, 2017 at 6:29pm

Hit the jackpot today with my weekly curbside shopping. A rental house was being cleaned out and I got a standing gas grill with side burner in good shape. While I was loading it in the truck, a guy across the street asked me if I needed a window unit AC. I was stunned and said yes. My living room window unit went out at the end of summer last year, what a blessing. It's small, but it works. All I had to do to it was clean it and put a new cord on it. 

Comment by Paul Craig on November 16, 2016 at 1:30pm

Nice Shane.

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Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on October 6, 2016 at 4:28pm

The possibilities are endless.

Comment by Paul Craig on October 6, 2016 at 4:19pm

That's right should be enough for a few things. Could just build a box around the tines and string up to the handle. Hahahaha

 

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