No such thing as scrap

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Project by Bill posted 04-18-2014 01:37 PM 2057 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were made from boards that were less than ten inches long, 7/8 thick and 4 inches wide. The lids were even smaller to start with—It was only 6×6 at the start. These are made with curly maple and walnut crotch pieces, nothing fancy for the lids, they lift off. Bug bomb lacquer finished.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 02:37 PM

Very nice! I love the dark streaks in the maple. Wonderful use of small pieces.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 02:44 PM

Super boxes. It would be a sin to scrap wood that pretty!! I love ‘em!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 03:01 PM

You are right, there is no such thing as scrap just potential smaller projects…LOL. Nice save!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 03:03 PM

Nice boxes. That one lid is awesome.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 03:08 PM

Excellent job. The only limit for most people is their imagination. Yours seems to have no limit.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-18-2014 03:47 PM

It’s scrap until it is something! Nice work sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-18-2014 07:00 PM

What is the meaning of Bug bomb lacquer finished?
Always love your boxes.

-- Quicksilver

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#8 posted 04-18-2014 09:40 PM

Always amazed at the use of smaller and smaller pieces of wood “scrap” we find. Those bins keep filling up in my shop as well…

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 04-19-2014 12:25 AM

That ain’t scrap wood at my house! Great job utilizing those small pieces and creating beautiful boxes.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-19-2014 01:06 AM

Scrap is defined as pieces that get stuck in the vacuum hose. Great little boxes, like wooden jewels.

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#11 posted 04-19-2014 06:43 AM

I’m with gamygeezer on this. Both points.

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#12 posted 04-19-2014 10:36 AM

Really nice boxes… I just wish I had scrap that looks like that in my scrap bin…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 04-19-2014 12:27 PM

wow, that is beautiful, amazing what can be made with scrap, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#14 posted 04-19-2014 01:34 PM

Great looking boxes. Nice timber.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#15 posted 04-19-2014 07:48 PM

Scrap is gold.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!

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