cleaning out my scrap bins

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Blog series by hobby1 updated 05-31-2015 11:02 PM 10 parts 16639 reads 25 comments total

Part 1: Auction #1

07-12-2014 03:00 AM by hobby1 | 3 comments »

Scrap bin clean up to make auction items, these were done last year. With some cutoffs of walnut sticks, and some resawed pine slats I made these two serving trays. some pine boards and a piece of plywood cutoff, I could make this mirror frame, I did purchase a mirror for it. Then with a lot of leftover pieces of pine board, I was able to make this mini pie safe. The mini pie safes use up a lot of scrap sticks, because most of the framing is done with them. Have fun...

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Part 2: Auction #2

07-12-2014 03:01 AM by hobby1 | 4 comments »

Time to clean out my lumber storage, to give more room for more project jobs coming in.These projects will go to the auction, to get a little return for my scrap transformation. Some walnut 7/8” x 7/8” sticks had enough of them, to build another mini pie safe about a year ago, this week I finished it by putting the aluminum flashing squares in, to complete this project. I had a couple of old 2×2’s as well as some 3/4” x 1 1/2” wide slats, doweld th...

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Part 3: another rustic table

08-09-2014 10:33 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Hi,Here is another quick tree branch table I threw together friday, to get ready for next weeks auction. The rustic stool I showed in the last segment sold for $22, I’m pleased with that, seeing it was all scrap that would have gone in the garbage can. It seems that my rustic line of projects sell better than my fine woodworking projects. Here I used two branches screwed together, then I took my dremel and carved in the features on the bottom of the right side branch to give it...

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Part 4: a quick build for a rustic wall decoration.

08-12-2014 02:13 AM by hobby1 | 4 comments »

Today I threw together another quick branch piece, I have this one branch, that just isn’t bulky enough to be used in a coffee table format, so a light duty wall ornament, with shelfs came to mind. I started out by making two hanging blocks with a drilled hole in the same place on both blocks for attaching the unit with a screw on both ends for hanging the piece, then I drilled and doweled and glued each block to each end of the branch, then finally shot some 1 1/4” brads throu...

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Part 5: more tree branch projects

08-27-2014 12:11 AM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Hello,These are maple and apple tree branches, and a couple of maple cutoff slabs, from a guys shop, he had no use for them, he let me have them from his scrap bin. With these projects I’m learning more on how to scribe to fit branches together, once there close enough for fitting, I assemble with glue and dowel joinery then fill in any gaps with elmers wood putty, when it dries I can touch off on it with some sandpaper, to do the final blending. This first one uses two main branc...

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Part 6: tree branch magazine racks and table and shelf

10-01-2014 10:49 PM by hobby1 | 4 comments »

Hi guys, here are some more tree branch items. This is a rustic shelf, around 36” long. with the top thinner section of the branch bent down enough to make good contact with the lower section, then glued and pin nailed together, then fitted into its hanging block while the other side is doweled into its hanging block. the shelf portion itself is doweld into the lower branch at the center, where it makes contact, while both ends are connected with some wooden brackets...

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Part 7: tree branch, picture easel / music stand.

10-04-2014 12:06 AM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

This was the main branch that broke off the tree, I started yesterday with this project by stripping all the bark off completely down to the bare whitewood, with my angle grinder, then I used my dremel to smooth out all the loose rough jagged edges, then I put it aside for the evening until I could think of what I wanted to do with it. This morning I decided to build it into a (picture frame easel / music stand), the base is some old scrap pine 2×6 , and the easel was made from so...

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Part 8: magazine table made on the fly

11-06-2014 03:26 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

This was made from some scrap cherry boards, the boards this guy gave me from his shop were around 1 1/8” thick rough milled which I tried to salvage any good stuff from it, the most I could get was around 2 1/2” wide pieces, these boards had the rough surfaces on all sides, so after edge jointing and sawing and planing them the nice wood came through, enough for me to be able to put them to use, the maple pices were made form a 1/4 of a small log, this same guy had left in his sh...

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Part 9: Some cutoffs planks and usual sticks.

04-29-2015 10:36 PM by hobby1 | 2 comments »

Over the winter, I accumalated somemore scrap cutoffs from jobs I finished doing, the scrap bins are overflowing, so again it was time to give myself more room, by turning this scrap into some kind of profit, at the auction. All these planks started off as rectangular cutoffs, and the thin material are roughly anywhere from 1” to 2” wide cutoffs, that were aquired during ripping of long planks during a job project. When I build these one offs, scrap bin projects, I cut all t...

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Part 10: planter stands

05-31-2015 11:02 PM by hobby1 | 0 comments »

Scrap bin clean out for next auction. This one was playing with compound angles, greater than 45 so I used my bandsaw to do the cutting while holding the blank on angled wedges throughout the cutting process. This one was interesting, I wanted to form a long 22.5 bevel on both scrap triangular blanks, to give an included angle of 45* when fitted together, using my table saw to cut these bevels, so when I have any kind of odd workpiece shapes to cut on my table saw, I resort ...

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