Check Out My Junk...from the "Junk Swap"

April 5th, 2010 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Pole Climbing Spikes.

What should I do? Climb a pole…screw them to the wall…climb a pole…screw them to the wall...
No pole climbing...for now.

This very cool vintage game board came from Georgia Moons shop in California.

They work like slings so you can easily change the art without making another nail hole in the wall.
Pole Climbing Spikes.

Pole Climbing Spikes.

Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2010)

Here are a couple of things from the HUGE box of junk I received from my junk swap partner “auction junkie” (aka…Tim). It’s a pair of Pole Climbing Spikes. Instead of strapping these babies to my boots, climbing a power pole and getting electrocuted I decided to screw them to the wall...I'm always thinking. They turned into a unique way of displaying an old game board.

Thanks Tim for enough junk to hold me over for the next few months!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy JunkArchitect (copyright 2010)
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Comments (31)

Dommie writes: I love those hooks! They are perfect for that game board. I will be watching for some of those! Posted: 11:36 am on March 6th
homeroad writes: Love the hooks to hold up the game board. I used metal curtain tiebacks to do the same thing to hold a big heavy board in my kitchen. They are inexpensive and come in all kinds of designs. Susan Posted: 5:54 am on March 21st
lola33 writes: GREAT use of these! I have a game board VERY similiar to that - has another game on the other side. Am planning to hang it, but haven't decided how yet....another great use for these would have been to hang an old musket (which I'm also trying to hang). Thanks for the great idea - now to find those spikes.... Posted: 10:54 pm on April 10th
CottageElements writes: Jim, these were perfect for you, just glad you decided not to try them out! We like you too much! I saw a pare once at a flea market. Guess I should have bought them, hah? Great repurpose!

Lani Posted: 6:49 pm on April 8th
54girl writes: This is so cool!! We have old game boards too and that is just a wonderful idea for hanging them up!! Mary Posted: 2:03 pm on April 8th
emw1203 writes: What a great mind you have. It looks like something you would find at a pricey antique store. Very nice display. Posted: 11:40 am on April 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cool! A perfect swap for you!
Candy Posted: 11:27 am on April 8th
shabbychick writes: Wow - those spikes were made for climbing (sung to the tune of "these boots are made for walking" (ala Nancy Sinatra)...ha ha - but you are definitely the master at repurpose! Great use Jim, and love the gameboard - what a wonderful display!

Have fun with all that junk!!

Kathy Posted: 9:35 am on April 8th
Prior writes: LOVE it! Lezlee Posted: 8:04 pm on April 7th
busymelifera writes: Genius. that is all Posted: 2:47 pm on April 7th
chippingcharm writes: Another great idea...can't wait to see what you do with the "other hundred items", should we look forward to a post from you everyday??? Wishful thinking ;) Laurel Posted: 8:04 am on April 7th
juNxtaposition writes: perfect idea !! (and i think carom board is what they were thinging....) Posted: 6:49 am on April 7th
Junkpony writes: That is one of the coolest old game boards I've ever seen! Those spikes are in perfect proportion to it. Posted: 2:39 pm on April 6th
fellowjunker writes: Now that is a great idea Jim....I like changing things up a bit every so often in my house and have sooooo many nail holes to cover...this is the perfect solution. Great work!
xojanis Posted: 4:35 am on April 6th
NebraskaJunker writes: Great idea Jim! I love that you can change the art/object/photo out. I can't wait to see what other good junk you have to work with! Posted: 10:25 pm on April 5th
bolmscheid writes: Terrific repurpose as always ... I'm convinced nothing can stump you!

Posted: 9:33 pm on April 5th
auctionjunkie writes: Hey Jim,

As per the e-mail sent earlier, I've been searching deep in the cranium trying to remember the name of those game boards. Seems like it started with a "C". Maybe one of the other contributors can remember what the name was. Anyhoo, great use of the lineman climbers. It will be a kick to see how you use the other hundred items. And to think I was wondering if I sent enough:).

My project of your junk box should be posted soon, waiting on one item to complete it.

Tim Posted: 8:07 pm on April 5th
Christina_S writes: Awesome use! Personally, I would climb a pole or two.. and then hang them on the wall... if all my limbs were still working ;) Again, love your idea. Posted: 6:46 pm on April 5th
junktiqueboutique writes: great idea. I would never have thought of it. I'd be using them to climb a pole. a clever way to change out art work. Posted: 5:34 pm on April 5th
AtticusFinch writes: I don't know Jim, it looks like you can still take em off the wall and scale a pole or two and put them back at the end of the adventure.

I'm all for multi-function: pole scaling/art display.

Sheri Posted: 5:10 pm on April 5th
greencolleen writes: jim only you could have this vision ;). wonderful display Posted: 3:16 pm on April 5th
georgiamoon writes: Awwww, Jimmy the game board looks so good. I love that you decided not to risk electrocution, although I am with all the others that wouldn't mind seeing you, some metal spikes, and a pole! Seriously, this is such an excellent use for these and I see you hung it over the super cool cabinet that you made. Your house is truly fantastic, Georgia Posted: 3:04 pm on April 5th
MakinItHappen writes: Very cool use for those. (Way better than getting fried!) Posted: 2:10 pm on April 5th
racers7 writes: I think you are our resident metallurgist! It was destined you would get a hunk of junk. Simply the coolest. Melody Posted: 1:42 pm on April 5th
bluebucket writes: Love the junk sent, love your use of them. Just perfect.
doreen Posted: 12:10 pm on April 5th
vanj writes: how unique! this is one of the best uses of junk i have seen.
you have contributed so many great things!!! love mit
vanessa Posted: 12:01 pm on April 5th
alicemom writes: Only you could pole dance with cleats! You turned them into the PERFECT use. Great vision! Really cool game board
Smiles, alice Posted: 11:04 am on April 5th
RustyDiva writes: It would have been fun to see a little pole dancing... I mean climbing Jim. But I do love the repurpose! :) Posted: 10:43 am on April 5th
ninnarae writes: PERFECT...just perfect! Really adds to the gameboard display and just love that you can change it out! Posted: 10:37 am on April 5th
oldnews writes: Those are so cool! They make perfect hangers for art! But...I would have loved to see pics of them strapped to your boots while doing a little pole climbing!! Just skip the electrocuting part! Too funny! Marie Posted: 9:56 am on April 5th
MimiToria writes: What a great use for these! They provided the perfect art display place now. You come up with some cool re purposing uses every time.
Gretchen Posted: 9:09 am on April 5th
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