If you have been following my blog you probably know that my husband will pick through anyone's trash, any where, any time (even if someone is watching him). He can also be seen at every garage sale in town, every weekend, sweet talking everyone into lowering their prices. His latest habit is to take something out of someone's trash, strip the parts off that he wants, and then put it back in their trash (don't ask me why....I don't even want to try to figure that one out). I have decided to dedicate a Thursday post once in a while to his trash picking efforts.
I have been looking for an adjustable stand for my grinder/polisher so that I can make more room on my workbench. The ones I liked were over $70, but my trash picking husband came to the rescue and built me one over the weekend for a total of $8.19.
Metal Pole: Free (from someone's trash)
Nuts & Bolts: $3.19
Stand bottom: $5.00 (umbrella stand from a garage sale)
Look on neighbor's face as he picked through their trash for parts: Priceless