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(no subject) [Oct. 4th, 2010|10:40 pm]
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skullfaced
[Current Mood |cheerfulWIN]

I just totally found a really comfy, almost-new rocking chair outside of the dumpster. Apparently someone's moving, because I also found some slightly-chewed but still good kitchen chairs (Dargon took one and will be taking the other if it's still there tomorrow), a kitchen table that didn't last an hour out there before someone made off with it, a halogen lamp that also didn't last an hour, and two water-damaged nightstands.

I'm totally finding or making a supplement to the cushion so I can reach the proper height to make it my new desk chair. Because this thing is super god damn comfy.
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Scratches and Dents [Apr. 22nd, 2010|09:44 pm]
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stainedfeathers
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This may be of some interest to folks here. I saw an article on the Houston news a few days ago about Salvage Grocery Stores, also known as "Scratch and Dent" stores. Foods and items that cannot be sold at regular grocery stores because they were dented, scratched, label torn, close to expiration date or surplus inventory are sold to scratch & dent stores to be sold for cheap. There's nothing wrong with these items except for a little damaged packaging.

Sounds awesome to me- we get things for cheap and perfectly good merchandise doesn't end up in the trash. Go salvaging! Now I just wish there were stores like this close to where I live!

Link to Houston article.
Decent list of most salvage stores by state- Think I should put this on the profile page with the other helpful links? (Like goodwill is?)


Also, something I found hilarious. I love the website ThereIFixedIt.com- it makes the vulture in me squee with happiness at the interesting reuse/fixes there and laugh my ass off at the insane and terrible kludges and rigs. But this one made me giggle because it was just so fitting here:

Now All We Need Is Some Bird Seed Bait- Favorite comment: Fixer “Stripperella” says, “It’s a humane trap for dumpster divers who are then captured, tagged and released unharmed in another city.”
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Degreasing FAQ [Mar. 28th, 2010|07:39 pm]
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grygon
Not as long as part 1 was. And indeed, the first part of bone cleaning is the hardest part, imo.

Here is part 2- degreasing!
http://grygon.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-cleaning-bones-PART-2-158778761
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Cleaning bones tutorial part 1 [Mar. 19th, 2010|10:28 pm]
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grygon
I have finally gotten around to publishing a comprehensive tutorial of all the methods I have researched and all of the methods that I use for cleaning bones. Part one deals with getting the meat off:
http://grygon.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-cleaning-bones-PART-1-157771677

Part 2 to come.

Also humorous story:
so I heard of a local taxidermist who just dumps all of the skulls into his dumpster. The business next door is a friend of a friend and so word got around to me. Dumpster diving, I thought. Then: well, maybe just ask the guy? Some people like to support artists. That's how I've gotten huge elk sheds for $20 each in the past! So I call him and he's like "sure, I can start keeping them for you just come on down and we'll exchange info."

So I went on down the next day and he starts quoting prices at me that you'd only pay for finished skulls. And when I asked if he cleaned them he said it would be cheaper if I did it myself, but that sure he could "boil them in some bleach."

So I passed. And might be dumpster diving there once he never sees me again and can't seem to sell those skulls so decides to toss them afterall. :)
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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2010|11:00 pm]
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stainedfeathers
Heyla all!

I thought you might be interested in this article, since what you find may not always be in perfect condition. Feel welcome to post how to's here as well as stuff you find and make. ^^

Fixer's collective- How to fix just about anything
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Happy New Years [Jan. 1st, 2010|12:50 pm]
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stainedfeathers
Happy New Years, Vultures!

So, at Midnight, when most people were getting nicely smashed in celebration of new years, what was I doing?
Why, Dumpster Diving of courseCollapse )
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Massive Sales Post of DOOM [Dec. 5th, 2009|01:21 pm]
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stainedfeathers
Heyla all!

For the Holidays (and to avoid doing homework...) I've compiled all my art and sales items. Sorry for cross posting this EVERYWHERE and to the people who's list its going to appear on numerous times. I'm posting it to too many places and there's too much stuff to separate out into groups for each place.

(Fake cut to my journal sales post. Be warned MASSIVE amount of images. Probably not 56k friendly. Stained Glass, Dead Things, Randomness.)

X-posted to Everywhere ^^*
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2009|06:08 pm]
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stainedfeathers
Thought I'd share these great vulture-y things:

Steampunk Bugs
Recycled Houses
Recycled Houses 2

X posted to various places
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School donations [Sep. 9th, 2009|01:11 am]
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stainedfeathers
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Something I found that might be useful to those vultures who are teachers or have items that can benefit our schools and would like to donate:
http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests/all/7-What-s-Your-Story/entries/all/456-Landfills-don-t-need-school-supplies-kids-do
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Randomness [Sep. 1st, 2009|11:04 am]
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stainedfeathers
Heyla!

I found these two things that I thought were pertinent here and that you all would be amused by. ^^

For the frugal lawn care fanatic
Dispatch work: Using leggos in building repair. =P
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