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Wood stove made from scrap – Instructable by NutandBolt

This Instructable by Nut and Bolt is sure to keep you warm!

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In this instructable I will show you how I made it all from recycled scraps at minimum cost. The total I think was 20 bucks. The only spend was on grinder discs, welding electrods and a special stove paint although you can save on that to if you don’t wish to paint it.

Yesterday we used the stove first time and we sat beside it for over 3 hours and it kept us warm. The only thing I will have to change is to a bigger flue pipe but other then that its a super success.

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rePly Turns Plywood Scraps Into Unique Modern Furniture for the Home | Inhabitat

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The designers over at rePly Furniture are creating eco-friendly furniture from recovered materials, just for people who are tired of mass-produced, run-of-the-mill choices. rePly uses scrap plywood from local cabinet shops and transforms the material into wonderful new works with plenty of character. When designing and producing their pieces, the studio aims to use as much upcycled and repurposed material as possible.

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Smati Turtle: car made from scrap parts by Ghanian artisans and Dutch artists – Boing Boing

The Smati Turtle 1 is an “African concept car” created by Dutch artist/researcher team Melle Smets and Joost van Onna, who worked with the artisinal car-makers of Suame Magazine, Ghana, to create a killer junker for the African market. Suame Magazine is a neighborhood full of people who take apart scrap cars and rebuild them for local markets, removing the difficult-to-maintain electronics, expanding the cargo areas. The Turtle 1 took three months to create, and had its test-drive inaugurated by the Ashanti king.

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MOX looks to repurpose scrap lumber | Aiken Standard

 

It’s not just nuclear weapons that the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is recycling for an alternate purpose. The facility – more accurately, those who are building it – are making an effort to repurpose lumber that otherwise would be chucked into a landfill.

Scrap lumber from construction of the MOX facility will be reused as classroom materials for students in carpentry training programs at area schools in South Carolina and Georgia.

Shaw AREVA MOX Services, which is building the facility at the Savannah River Site, is donating the lumber and transporting it to several education centers weekly.

“This is a partnership that benefits everyone – area schools, the environment and the MOX project,” said Kelly Trice, president and chief operating officer of Shaw AREVA MOX Services. “The excess wood from our construction site will be reused to train future carpenters while saving us disposal costs. We are continuously seeking every opportunity to save costs and positively impact our environment and our community.”

By recycling the wood, the MOX project could save as much as $50,000 annually in disposal costs and more than 136,000 cubic feet of space in a landfill.

The contractor collaborated with Rick McLeod, executive director of the SRS Community Reuse Organization, to launch the wood donation program.

“We identified some sources we thought would be interested, and (the MOX team) moved beyond that,” McLeod said.

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