I've started a new piece using a small drawer as my box. There are so many cabinet-like pieces of furniture (with drawers) that come into the Transfer Station, but most of those drawers are far too big for my tastes. I quickly grab any and all of these smaller drawers...they are ready-to-go boxes. I've covered both the outside and inside of the "box" with old newspapers, applied a coating of blue (black) alcohol dye (it's so easy to make...rubbing alcohol and Rit clothing dye, etc), and after everything had dried, I sanded it down to give it a bit of an aged look...sometimes I go through this process twice.
I'm planning to use one of my newly found "airplane engines" in this box along with a few other interesting items.
Someone dumped off an old electric organ a couple days ago. I ran to get my tools at the other end of the bay, got back to the organ, started to dismantle it, etc., when one of the regular workers hurried up to me, informing me that this organ was already "taken." I'm not sure where it was going, or who was taking it, but it didn't really matter to me. I could see that it was going to be a very labored process to get this thing apart and start pulling out whatever parts I might want from inside.