No such thing as scrap

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Project by bigogre posted 133 days ago 1413 views 5 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 133 days ago

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

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#2 posted 133 days ago

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 133 days ago

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 133 days ago

Nice boxes. That one lid is awesome.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#5 posted 133 days ago

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. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 133 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 132 days ago

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

-- Quicksilver

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#8 posted 132 days ago

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 sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#9 posted 132 days ago

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 132 days ago

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 132 days ago

I’m with gamygeezer on this. Both points.

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#12 posted 132 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#13 posted 132 days ago

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

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#14 posted 132 days ago

Great looking boxes. Nice timber.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#15 posted 131 days ago

Scrap is gold.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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