Recently I took some time to clean out old scrap wood and other misc items that I have had sitting around in the workshop for ages. So I decided to make a fun video of it. I hope you enjoy it.
Sometimes it’s difficult to make the decision to keep something or to get rid of it. Scrap is great to have around for various reasons, however too much scrap becomes a nuisance and even a safety hazard especially in a small workshop like mine. It’s important to limit the scrap wood and various cut offs that you keep on hand – with consideration for your shop size, storage space and use of said scrap.
It’s also important to not just throw all of it away. It can have another lease on life in many ways. Like an old sweater tucked away in the back of your closet, if you haven’t gotten around to using the scrap in over a year or so (in my case much of this scrap had been around 2-3 years or longer) it’s time to get rid of it – imho. So either pull it out and make something with it, or give it away to someone who will use it. The last thing you want to do is put it in a land fill. As long as there are no toxins in the wood, then you can at least burn it in a camp fire. At least then it will serve one last purpose (heat and entertainment) and not go into a land fill.
-- Ray, www.dogwoodtales.com, Cincinnati, OH