A 10 minute recycle / resto

I’m always dropping by recycling shops or tip shops to look for bits and pieces that I can recycle or build something.  I spotted these old Ajax dynamite boxes last week and paid the princely sum of $1 each. 

The text has faded completely but it is indent stamped so would be easy to restore.  
  
I gave them a wash down, pulled out a Nikko pen and restored the text where I could see the indentations.

 
I didn’t want to waste too much time on them so I gave them a quick coat of estapol and they came up nice.  

It’s a shame to see old wooden boxes go to waste and it’s kind of cool that they have the old stamps on them for a bit of character.   

Even the rusty handle got a varnish.

  
I’ll put them to good use for storage in the workshop. 

  

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