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Request: Tank etc. for pet snake (Petworth/ Park View) Received 33d - Planning to get a pet snake soon. Will need a tank of approximately 50 gallon size by volume. Also a heated pad or heat lamp. Those are the pricey items we really want, but happy to take other habitat furnishings/equipment for enrichment of the snake’s environment. Offer: Glass lampshade (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 33d - Seems to be the type that fits into a round socket and is held in place by little screws that go through 3 equidistant holes in the metal rim. The base is exactly 3 inches in diameter. The opening is 2 & 5/8 inches wide. The widest part of the shade is about a foot in diameter. Label says it was made in France. Oh la-la!
Offer: Small bells for crafts (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 35d - Mostly silver, 2 red, 1 gold. About 1/4 inch diameter, size that comes on cat collars.
Offer: partly burned beeswax candles (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 35d - Star shaped, about 3 inches across. They’re a bit dirty but should clean up relatively easily.
Offer: Box of shells (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 35d - Various types and conditions, nothing spectacular. A few pieces of coral. I didn’t collect them so I don’t know if they are all from one place.
Offer: Baby/toddler ball (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 35d - 4 bright colors. Holes make it easy to catch. Can (and has been) washed in dishwasher.
Offer: 2 Fluorescent light bulbs (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 40d - 18 inches long 15 watts / 590 lumens “natural light” colored (allegedly) Phillips brand
Offer: Bag of dried goji berries (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 41d - 12 oz bag Newly opened, tried a few, hate them. But they were expensive!
Offer: Pottery Equipment & more (Takoma DC (near library)) 41d - Retired professional potter’s studio (not mine) is to be demolished and all remaining supplies are free for the taking. Pick-up must be coordinated with the contractors working at the site. - kiln props/pipes/furniture - dozens of round batts - rectangular boards with ledges - square boards with short poles for sculpting - block of wax and candle remnants - inks and paints - misc. clay shaping tools, some rusty - various plaster molds - big metal handle for a clay rolling machine (machine is not present) - magazines about pottery, approx. quantity to fill a file box - many broken fire bricks - 2 kick wheels (see separate listing) - 2 metal drying lockers with a few metal trays (see separate listing) - rusty metal drying rack with trays (fiberglass?) - fluffy bits of insulation from kiln, like fiberglass, but softer, probably made of ceramic fiber Furniture: - White wooden display shelving with lights - Wooden display boxes/stands, painted brown or white, about 18” x 24” and 8” depth - old washer and dryer Pottery: - mess-ups, broken pieces, unmatched lids, students’ work (could be used in mosaic/collage artwork) - many unglazed and/or unfired items (don’t know how to tell them apart) Glass: - Cullet (looks like white powder tho) - Frit - Fiberglass - Pemco - misc. glazes Clay: - immense number of unlabeled blocks and tubs of different sizes and different degrees of moistness - powdered Ball clay - powdered Kaolin clay - powdered Albany clay - grog Minerals (incomplete list): [YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN CONTAINERS, as many are in large immobile bins or in crumbling paper bags] - Borax & Borate substitute - Crocus martis (anhydrous ferrous sulfate) - Epsom salts - Graphite - Lead bisilicate - Magnesium carbonate - Manganese carbonate - Mineral oil - Naval jelly rust remover - Opax (zirconium silicate) - Petroleum jelly - Potash feldspar - Pottery plaster - Prophyllite - Salt - Silica sand - Silicon carbide - Soda ash - Soda feldspar - Sodium antimony - Talc - Volcanic ash - Whiting Other: - large white dry-erase board - zillions of plastic containers of various shapes/sizes: garbage cans, buckets, tofu tubs, yogurt tubs, trays, laundry baskets, etc. - soda and milk crates, both plastic and metal - variety of pieces of wood - 3 wooden frames, possibly for stretching canvas for painting - many short metal pipes used as rolling pins - ancient electric 2-burner hot plate - old pots and pans - electric rice cooker (not sure if it works) - mosquito killing things for ponds - cinder blocks, both standard and decorative (called breeze blocks?) - scalloped concrete edgers for garden paths, etc. - large piles of partially decomposed leaves from the drained pond (great for composting) Shade-Loving Plants: [YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TOOLS AND CONTAINERS to dig them up and transport them] - bulbs, including daffodils, hyacinths, and others - water lilies (might have died) - brunnera/false forget-me-not - yucca - liriope - bamboo - others I can’t identify but can describe upon request
Offer: Pottery drying lockers (Takoma DC (near library)) 41d - These are for storing pottery as it dries, I have been informed. Each is about 6’ tall, 2’ wide, 3’ deep. Lockable. The sides inside have grooves to hold metal trays. A couple of trays are included. The lockers are not made of a single sheet of metal, but two layers of metal with a layer of concrete sandwiched between them. Not sure why they have to be so heavy. At least two people and a dolly are needed to move these.
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Offer: Old wicker porch furniture (Takoma DC (near library)) Gifted 73d - Needs repainting, new cushions. Also three metal chairs needing the same.
Offer: 2 metal lockers for trays (bakers?) (Takoma DC (near library)) Withdrawn 73d - About 6’ tall, 2’ wide, 3’ deep. Lockable. Grooves inside to hold dozens of baking trays/sheets. One or two trays are in them. They are dented and dirty so more suitable for storing art or other non-edibles rather than food unless you really thoroughly clean them up.
Offer: Kick wheels for pottery (Takoma DC (near library)) 73d - No need for electricity! 2 or 3 are available. Weighted with bricks between layers of plywood, Heavy!!! Seem to be in working order but I am not an expert.
Offer: Board/pole combo 4 sculpting clay (Takoma DC (near library)) Withdrawn 73d - About 10-18” square and rectangular boards, each with a pipe or pole sticking up perpendicular in the center or at the edge. At least 10 of these are available. I am told they are for sculpting a clay head/bust or any sculpted shape. Some of the poles are rusty and one board has a piece of wood instead of a pole.
Offer: 1880s doors w/glass (Takoma DC (Takoma DC (near library)) Promised 74d - Doors are nice and wide. One has a huge beveled pane of glass and an associated screen door with ripped screen. Other door is almost all glass with about 8 big panes: a single French door? All have lead paint of course.
Offer: 5 Ivar shelves from Ikea (Takoma DC (near library)) Gifted 74d - Natural wood, light color. Still shrink-wrapped, never used, but dusty. Offer: 2 burlap bags with zippers (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 77d - Yes we ate all the rice from these. Working on a new bag now. They are about the size of a paper grocery bag but WITHOUT the wide, flat bottom. These seem like they should be useful for shopping or storage but we never use them.
Offer: Large unusual shopping bag (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 77d - This bag was a gift from Papua New Guinea. White fabric is just in the picture so you can see the bag’s opening clearly. You can carry it on a shoulder or in your hand. It seems very sturdy and the relatively narrow opening prevents items from falling out.
Offer: Pottery etc. Supplies (Takoma DC (near library)) Withdrawn 77d - Retired professional potter’s studio (not mine) is to be demolished and all remaining supplies there are free for the taking. Serious inquiries only, as pick-up must be scheduled with the contractors working at the site. - One giant gas-powered kiln, made of unmortared bricks held together with metal bands - 2 small electric kilns (probably not working) - 4 kiln plate setters - kiln shelves - kiln props/pipes/furniture - clay sculpting tools (mostly rusty) - dozens of batts - bamboo teapot handles - a few molds for kitschy figurines Furniture: - Display shelving and stands - huge work tables - storage shelving units Pottery: - 3 heavy lamp bases - many mess-ups, broken pieces, unmatched lids, students’ work (could be used in mosaic/collage artwork) - unglazed items Glass: - Cullet (looks like white powder tho) - Frit - Pemco Clay: - immense quantities unlabeled - powdered Ball clay - powdered Kaolin clay Minerals (probably incomplete list): - Borax & Borate substitute - Crocus martis (anhydrous ferrous sulfate) - Graphite - Lead bisilicate - Magnesium carbonate - Manganese carbonate - Opax (zirconium silicate) - Potash feldspar - Prophyllite - Salt - Silica sand - Silicon carbide - Soda ash - Soda feldspar - Sodium antimony - Volcanic ash - Whiting Arts supplies: - about a dozen children's plastic art smocks - about a dozen white adult t-shirts for decorating - poster paints - inks - fabric scraps - burlap - round oatmeal cartons - electric (plug-in) tool for polishing, maybe? Other: - zillions of plastic containers of various sizes: buckets, tofu tubs, large yogurt tubs, trays, etc. - plastic soda and milk crates - zillions of cardboard boxes & pieces - zillions of paper & plastic bags - zillions of dusty rags - large variety of pieces of wood - bags of styrofoam peanuts and many larger pieces of styrofoam - big tub of clothes and cloth bags/backpacks - about 2 dozen small drinking glasses - misc. power tools, hardware, light bulbs, extension cords, new red kettle, ancient electric 2-burner hot plate - glazed white tiles, mostly Eliane brand Live items: - many live goldfish, mostly black, must be caught from pond - daffodils, hyacinths, liriope, other bulbs (must dig up yourself) - forget-me-nots, azaleas, other non-bulb plants (must dig up yourself)
Offer: Family/class quantity of LEGO (Park View/Petworth) Gifted 132d - 2 big jars of misc. Lego from 1990s, mainly from castle and pirate sets, but also a small amount from space and town/general sets.
Offer: Pump for blow-up mattress (Park View/Petworth) Expired 133d - Mattress died of a fatal wound years ago. They came (together) from LL Bean, so quality. Pump worked fine the last time we tried it. Admittedly this was a few years ago. You charge up the pump and then it can function without being plugged in, ie in a tent. ETA: Fits aperture of 2” diameter only. Comes with car charger and a nifty little plug/cover for the charger cable socket on the pump. So the dirt in your tent doesn’t get in and gunk up the connection, I guess? Also comes with drawstring bag with shoulder strap that originally held the mattress.
Offer: Chunky glass menorah / sculpture (Park View/Petworth) Gifted 133d - Attractive, but chunks of glass periodically fall off. Fix it up or just display as is! We are sick of gluing it back together, but you might enjoy the project. Superglue has not held up well. Other descriptors: - Heavy - Some candle wax drips, misc. smudges - Patches of glue residue - Signed “uda”
Offer: Seder plate (Park View/Petworth) Gifted 133d - Glass with decorative clay bits. Has 6 shallow dips in the glass. Never used. Looks hard to clean, but hey, it’s only used once a year.