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12 Days of Christmas

On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree

The true origin of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is from France ..alas 3 French hens.. Songs like Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum – German) dates back to the 16th century. These old Christmas songs have stayed with us to this day.   When we talk about the Twelve Days of Christmas, the first day  starts on BOXING DAY  or what is sometimes called Christmas day.

Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

What are the 12 Days of Christmas?
You are allowed to continue your merriment for twelve more days after Dec25th. NICE! I have never practiced this long time tradition. If I start following the 12 day Credo, I will have to look for a pear tree and of course a partridge. This may prove to be challenging. What happens on the last day; the 12th day? The 12th day ends on January 6th and is called the Epiphany. The religious meaning is described as the “vision of God“..a revelation that Jesus Christ is the son of God. That is what an Epiphany means. When we claim to experience an epiphany of our own we see things clearly. We see the light, if you will. A true epiphany is a rare moment in life. Some of us actually experience an true Epiphany of sorts. I wonder if I will get one this year? My Christmas wish is that everyone gets an epiphany this year! That would be grand.

Paul’s 12 Days of Christmas!
Since I will not be able to get a partridge in a pear tree. I will have to create my own version of  12 days of Christmas. And, I encourage you to do the same thing. After all we should keep the festivities going and keep celebrating 12 days after Dec 25th wraps up. Don’t you think so? Hey..give it a go!
My “Personal” Twelve days of Christmas 
DAY 1. On the first day of Christmas,
I will read “one” good book (start reading)
Day 2. I will enjoy two baked apples (smell it now) m-m-m-m Easy to make & Healthy!
Day 3. Walk three blocks (or 3km) another healthy idea! A brisk walk..get some fresh air. Best gift to give yourself!
Day 4. Scrap 4 cars (back to work)
Day 5. Scrap 5 cars
Day 6. Scrap 6 cars
Day 7. Scrap 7 cars
Day 8. Scrap 8 cars
Day 9. Scrap 9 cars
Day 10. Scrap 10 cars
Day 11. Scrap 11 cars
Day 12. Scrap 12 cars (ahah!)
What’s your 12 days? Share your ideas with us here at Paul’s Scrap!

Cheers to everyone, and GOOD Will TO ALL!

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Scrap Tires Recycled

WHAT HAPPENS TO OLD TIRES?
Tires (or tyres) are made largely of oil. Synthetic rubber is produced from the polymers found in crude oil. These ‘OILY’ tires are primarily burned for fuel. About 30 – 45 % of all scrap tires are burned up for energy to run cement plants and other manufacturing companies. First of all the old tires are shredded. This is called “crumb rubber”. Crumb rubber is sold as fuel to these plants. Crumb rubber is also used as the surface for playgrounds, sports fields and running track. The soft rubber padding helps prevent injuries.

~ RUBBER CRUMB ~ Recycled Tires

SHOULD WE DO MORE TIRE RETREADING?
Retreading is popular with the government. They do a lot of retreading for Federal and postal trucks. UPS trucks also take advantage of retreading services.

it takes 22 gallons (83 litres) of oil to make one average size truck tire, we only need use about 7 gallons to have it retreaded provided by treehugger.com

Retreaded Tires

Retreaded Tires

Retreading Truck Tires

Retreading Truck Tires

Some people say retreaded tires are not safe. When tires blow it is due to poor tire inflation or too much air in the tire not retreaded tires. Always check your air pressure guidelines when filling your tire. Especially going on long trips. Check your tires before you leave. Avoid flat tires on long hauls or vacation trips. Tire maintenance extends the life of your tire and reduces fuel consumption with properly inflated tires and with good treads. (even good ‘retreads’). From the graph below, you can see retreaded tires are almost even with purchasing new tires. All tires have a certain lifespan. New tires are absolutely necessary when retreading will not do the job any longer.
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WHAT ABOUT TOXINS?
There is an ongoing debate about toxins that tires may release into the soil and air. This  includes lead and mercury. These arguments are not well supported. There is not enough research to support either side. Tires have a purpose in construction and paving roads. We all know that rubber tends to absorb sound and cushions any impact on the surface of rubber. Air filled rubber tires themselves allow cars to travel smoothly for long distances on asphalt roads.  Rubberized asphalt can be used to make longer lasting roads that produce less traffic noise. Recycled tire roads are popular in many cities. The rubber from tires also makes it ideal for running tracks, causing less stress for your feet and legs. This video shows you how tires are changed into crumb.

reduce-recycle-reusePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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Blue Crab -Shovel and Horse Shoes

Blue Crab

There are a shovel full of ideas people do to recycle their old “STUFF”. I have been looking around and found some fantastic ‘Shovel’ Art. There must be over 100 ideas to do with old, rusty shovels. Scrap Shovel Art is mostly used for lawn ornaments, for your cottage or kids play area. If you have little kids then they would get a kick out of your ‘shovel’ art. Need a place to sit but not worry about the weather’s  wear and tear  on your outdoor furniture. Your questions are answered right here at Paul’s ‘SHOVEL ART DEPOT‘ Outdoor “Shovel’ furniture saves you from ruining or maintaining expensive outdoor furniture. And, outdoor furniture can be very costly. Do you want to make a buck? On Itsy (on the Internet), this red crab sells for $67 (U.S.) The blue bird is $120. Take a look on Itsy to see more recycled art for sale. You can sodder and burn out a living for yourself or just some pocket cash by making ‘Shovel’ art.  You too can sell your art on Itsy or anywhere else.

Shovel Art on Itsy $67

Shovel Art on Itsy $67 -Shovel, Horse Shoes, 2 Old Wrenches

 

Shovel art you can purchase on the Internet

Shovel art you can purchase on the Internet

This cow is one of my favorites.  Look at some scrap metal art on the internet to get ideas what you want to make. Make your own work of “Shovel” Art. Picasso did it!

Miss Moo

Miss Moo

Talking about cows and Picasso. Pablo Picasso did recycle scrap metal into Art; displayed  in Chicago and Brooklyn, New York -Picasso ‘COW’ art. (see below).

Picasso Cow Metal Art

Picasso Cow Metal Art

Now we come to the furniture. How about this bench warmer?

Outdoor Bench

Outdoor Bench

This table and chairs used heavy-duty farmer’s pitchforks and shovels. They used every part of the shovel to build this cafe set. Notice the pitch fork that holds the table up. How about those chair legs too! WOW!!!

Shovels, Pitchforks and Wooden Handles!

Shovels, Pitchforks and Wooden Handles!

What about Birds of a feather. If you make one you need to make at least three more birds! Look at this happy family!

Crazy Birds

Crazy Birds

recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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How Scrap Saved My Town

TRUE STORY!
There is a small town in the United States that was on the verge of turning into a sleepy town where a few old folks are left to crank out a meager living. This story about one man who would not give up on his town.

The Geese Have 'Landed"

The Geese Have Landed at North Dakota’s ‘Enchanted Highway’

Geese in Flight” has been listed as the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world by the Guinness World Book of Records. The main structure is 154 feet wide and 110 feet tall. The largest goose has a wingspan of 30 feet. It was created in 2001. published by amusingplanet.com

deer-crossingGary Greff, a retired school teacher from the town of Regent, North Dakota wanted to prevent his hometown  from financial ruin. He decided to do something about it by making 10 scrap metal sculptures (one mile apart) along a stretch  of highway. Gary is working on his 8th sculpture (2016) with the help of the local boy scouts and  farmers. Gary is out there mowing the lawn to keep everything tidy for the tourists. Just like the largest ball of yarn and the biggest frying pan, Regent, North Dakota remains a mecca for the obscure artifacts that tourists like to gaze upon. Gary also bought the old high school and named it the Enchanted Castle Hotel for overnight tourists and visitors. If you stay at the castle, you have a full size basketball court to shoot some hoops. It is quite cozy and quiet, complete with a fireplace, dining room and modern amenities. Some people say that Gary Greff single handedly saved the town.

Enchanted Castle, Regent, North Dakota

Enchanted Castle, Regent, North Dakota

REGENT, North Dakota
What about this town? Let’s see how Regent stays afloat.
The sun is rising on Main street with its post office, and various local merchants selling feed, coffee and gas stations.  Northern Pike and Crappy is what you will find when you go fishing. Free camping is available at the local fishing spots’ Larson Lake and Indian Creek Reservoir.

Main Street, Regent, North Dakota.

Main Street, Regent, North Dakota.

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When You Dream...Dream Big!

When You Dream…Dream Big! Scrap Metal Sculptures – by Gary Greff


Goodbye Regent! We Had A Great Time!

Goodbye Regent! We Had A Great Time!


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Rust Never Sleeps!

money-never-sleepsWALL STREET
If we look back at Gordon Gekko in Wall Street when he grandly claimed that money never sleeps. In my world  Rust Never Sleeps“. Money takes a back seat in the scrap car world. We are ruled by the price of scrap metal. The old tires get $5 each and batteries are $10 for disposal services. Not high finance Gordon. I’m just a humble scrap car dealer. That’s me!Back in the 80’s old cars were abandoned everywhere. Today recycling scrap metal is big business. These gems would not even collect dust today.  Gone are the rust buckets. There are a few dinosaurs left.

This VW relic was found near the sleepy town of Talybont, Wales. in 1986

This VW relic was found near the sleepy town of Talybont, Wales. in 1986.

My Rusty Bucket Story
My first car was a “BUG”. I could never pick up any girls. Or the ones that would take a ride from me were sympathetic and wore sunglasses, in case any of their friends would see them. The girls would climb into my sex-mobile. No I’m kidding ~ my econo-bug with a pity smile and a stiff upper lip. It was great on gas and it got me from A to B. That was all I could hope to do. I was happy!

My Trusty Old Ride

My Trusty Old Ride

You don’t see many bugs around anymore. I did spy a couple of old craggy bugs by accident. I was driving to an apple orchard this fall and admires the golden leaves covering Mother Natures brightest achievement. I spotted a couple of VW’s in a field. Well Well Well! What do we have here? A pair of lovebirds? No, it was a couple of VW’s that were long forgotten.They actually had trees growing out of the cars. WOW! I had to take a picture. Otherwise, no one would believe me. Did no one know about recycling?  This would be a good time to pull out that old adage book and say “Out of sight and out of mind” Absolutely! Looks like they took the engine out. – More room for the trees. You could call it lawn ornaments. You could?
RECYCLE – IT

Flower Power

A Curiosity: Flower Power Adorns this BUG, Celebrating Summer in a Public Park

Recycle plants evolved in the last two decades. 97% of your vehicle will be recycled. They recycled the metal from your car is crushed then molded into metal bars to be sent to various other plants. Basically, the metal for your old car is extracted and resold. Sometimes it goes right back into the making of a new car.  Recycled tires are used for paving roads. Old batteries are even used to make new batteries. Did you know that old batteries are used to make “new” bowling balls.

SCRAP PRICES: scrap_tire_minnionsIf you are in the scrap car business you need to follow the market to see what scrap metal is selling at for that week or month. Higher the scrap metal is selling at.. you will get more for the scrap metal –for your old car. Lower prices..you will in turn get less for your car. What does that mean to scrap metal prices? When prices are low, countries may still buy and store scrap metals for future use. But the scrap yards can only hold so much and the whole scrap car industry slows down too.
green_ads_scrap_car_removalPAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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Who Invented the First Car?

carl-benz

Carl Benz

There were many attempts to build cars. starting from a steam engine, up to the gas-powered car that is still popular. Although the electric car is seeing a big return since Thomas Edison tinkered with large batteries AKA electric cars in the early 1900’s.

Exactly who invented the automobile is a matter of opinion. If we had to give credit to one inventor, it would probably be Karl Benz from Germany. Many suggest that he created the first true automobile in 1885/1886 written by loc.gov

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Henry Ford began the first mass production of cars on an assembly line. How were they supposed to get rid of all those broken down cars? That is when the SCRAP METAL industry began.

Did anyone invent scrapping cars? Not really. It was a residual from the car industry.  The scrap car movement came to pass due to necessity – the mother of invention. At  first, they tried to crush old cars with big hammers and dump these piles of crushed steel in large dumping grounds.

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Cars Crushed Into Cubes (Blue Nissan, Red Volvo, Green Honda)

NO REGULATION
Years ago there were so many open fields where cars were dumped and there were no regulations in place.  Junk yards now have to pay top dollar for their scrap yards. Not many yards save parts anymore to repair cars.  They can’t afford to leave cars sitting around taking up space anymore.  At some point, there were just too many junk cars around. They had to do something about these mounting junk cars. They had to process these cars and start to recycle the steel?  That is how the recycling industry began. It is hard to find the first recycling plant because scrapping cars is not a popular bit of conversation.

Steel Mill in Iran

Steel Mill in Iran (Scrap Metal Heated Into Steel )

It as not as important as a break though in medicine or science. “Scrapping cars” is one of life’s necessities.  As the years went by, more recycling companies started popping up. Today, scrap car recycling is big business. Tons of steel go through the yards every day. Even though the biggest dumping yard for cars is believed the be in the desert of North Africa at one of those oil baron countries, the biggest scrap processing plant in the world is in England. To see how big is big, please watch this video.

recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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One Man’s Treasure….

RECYCLE Scrap Cars Into ART
It is said that one man’s waste is another person’s treasure. Nowhere is this more true than in the recycling business! This week the calls were interesting. One fine gentleman had a 1984 van. It reminds me of a ghostly picture. I had to ask him about the tires. They were flat alright blasting snow, rain and what how about that hot sun beating down on the van reducing it to a rust bucket. I dread the thought. There was talk about him filling up the tires to see what would happen. I’m curious myself. He was very pleasant and said if he had cars in the west end he would be sure to call us.

Ghostly Delight!

Ghostly Delight!

ONE MAN’S TREASURE  is . . . Another man’s GARBAGE!

Treasures we make from Garbage Scrap Cars!
This little Kitty Cat is made from leftover nuts, washers and ball bearings. Looks like they pasted little black beads for eyes. It’s the eyes that really get to you isn’t it? Every change I get I like to share this picture. My favorite Kitty cat!
scrap car
Here’s one for the high brows!
Funny enough at first I thought Ugh.that’s not art? Some crazy, gnarly thing. Then, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I’m not really sure why.  This is a sure example of one man’s treasure is another man’s garbage. This is a treasured work of art…some people would call it garbage?

Scrap Car Art

Scrap Car Art

recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now or send a text to (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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