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DIY QUESTION
« on: January 31, 2017, 11:34 »
Hi, so first of all, I am an ex-hoarder, and don't want to go down that road again, but I often see those home combination gym units made from square formed steel tube thrown away and wonder has anyone found another use for them. Workshop/camping, ?
I know they are thin steel, and often reusing is more cost and work than starting from scratch, but I look at those preformed bends, stable base, axles of sorts, and adjustable and locking arms and wonder. That internet hasn't helped, but maybe I am asking the wrong questions. Thanks, DB.
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Re: DIY QUESTION
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 18:30 »
 I was given a lot of pipes and odd bends from some gym equipment. I used some of it yesterday to beef up an antenna mast on my Van.
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Re: DIY QUESTION
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 23:15 »
i inherited one with house. i'm the same, bit of a hoarder, tried to find uses but wasn't many. still have the pullleys. some parts , most sat for a while then got scrapped would make good brackets . seemed to be of a low quality steel .
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Re: DIY QUESTION
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 10:58 »
Thanks Rwork and FNR, in a world where people pretend to want to reuse/recycle, stuff like this has little use, or value (apart from scrap.) . And even treasures from an earlier time have little value, as they are now superseded. Like the drill presses, where you could actually fix your hand drill into a frame, like magic. Popular mechanics and the like showing you how to do and build anything. A touch of nostalgia for the primitive, simple past on a cold wet Perth day. Anyway back to it, DB.
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