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Project by OldWrangler posted 104 days ago 886 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am really down to nothing in wood now. I am having to glue together half my scrap bin to even get a 2×4. I not sure what some of these woods are but I can see Red Cedar, Hemlock, Yellow Pine, Mahogany, Poplar, Walnut and the ones I don’t know. The drawer face is a piece of wood I found in a neighbor’s yard. It is a limb from a dead Beech and it has spalted just right. Didn’t know about the spalting until I sawed it into boards and there it was. Pleasant surprise.

I’m was supposed to have some BKP being shipped this week but we’re running out of week and it will probably get pushed off til next week. Can’t even go to HD for any crap wood. Kathy has been having double vision and general faintness for 3-4 weeks now and she is my driver. I haven’t been to HD for more than 2 weeks, they probably think I finally croaked. Little hardware items I am having to order online..

But I still have lots of scrap!!!!

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 104 days ago

I wish my scrap wood looked that good !

-- Dick, Ohio

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#2 posted 104 days ago

Very pretty. I love to figure out what I can make from my scrap pile.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 104 days ago

Nice one!

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#4 posted 104 days ago

What a combination of woods!
What method do you use to get each board flat to achieve a good glue bond & what type of glue are you using?
Thanks

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#5 posted 104 days ago

Great use of scrap and what a piece of spalting!
What do you think that wolf is looking at on the other side of the river?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 104 days ago

Very nicely done!

Imagination shows all kinds of things in that drawer-front!

You can send that one to me anytime! I will Proudly DISPLAY it.

GREAT JOB!

-- just rjR

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OldWrangler

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#7 posted 104 days ago

wncguy, haven’t been able to get to HD and I am out of my usual Titebond II. Found some old Gorilla glue and it works fine but sets up to fast. I haven’t found anything that Titebond II won’t work on. I have had lots of projects break at the joint and it is always a wood failure. The glue is actually stronger than the wood.

Getting boards flat is no trick. I run them all through the planer and the very thin strips is send through on a carrier jig I built. And if they are not perfectly flat, that’s why I use so many clamps. Prefer the Pony 3/4”? but also use their 1/2” as well.

Just got an email. A mill I have ordered from has shipped 40 BF of BKP. Soon I have some decent wood to work with and start replenishing the scrap box. Thanks to those who commented on my box. I got a good one coming soon. It is a Table Saw Box made like a BS box…really cool. Took more time to figure it out than to make. It is in Red Cedar and I’m gonna make another with the BKP.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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OldWrangler

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#8 posted 104 days ago

Don’t see the fox but there is huge ant on the flat rock. This is one of the things I like about spalted wood, it’s like an ink blot test, everyone sees something different.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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OldWrangler

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#9 posted 104 days ago

wncguy, haven’t been able to get to HD and I am out of my usual Titebond II. Found some old Gorilla glue and it works fine but sets up to fast. I haven’t found anything that Titebond II won’t work on. I have had lots of projects break at the joint and it is always a wood failure. The glue is actually stronger than the wood.

Getting boards flat is no trick. I run them all through the planer and the very thin strips is send through on a carrier jig I built. And if they are not perfectly flat, that’s why I use so many clamps. Prefer the Pony 3/4”? but also use their 1/2” as well.

Just got an email. A mill I have ordered from has shipped 40 BF of BKP. Soon I’ll have some decent wood to work with and start replenishing the scrap box. Thanks to those who commented on my box. I got a good one coming soon. It is a Table Saw Box made like a BS box…really cool. Took more time to figure it out than to make. It is in Red Cedar and I’m gonn a make another with the .BKP

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 104 days ago

That is your best so far! That spalted drawer front is just awesome!

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

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#11 posted 104 days ago

I wish I had scrap like that, great use for it, look wonderful

-- Norman

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OldWrangler

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#12 posted 103 days ago

With all the wonderful projects y’all post, I can’t imagine you don’t have some great scrap bins. I just about never throw any scrap away. For me, useless scrap has to be smaller than a credit card. Even some of those make good lid handles.
You have to have grown up during the years of WW II. Those were the days when nothing was wasted and everything had some kind of use. My dad used to salvage the linen drawings that blueprints were made from. My mom would scrub them until all the drawing was gone and then make shirts for me and my dad. We used to eat parts of a chicken that they don’t have any more. I remember my dad hammering bent nails to be used again. My generation was not a use and throw away era. You old farts like me must remember. I know other crafts people who paint scenes on used table saw blades and a woman who makes items out of used wine corks. I save it all since I will find a use or give it to someone who will.
I also bust up pallets and use old fence boards being thrown away. I look carefully over any cut down trees being chopped up for firewood. Some of the projects don’t come out too well but for me, keeping busy and practice are more important.
I started not to post this box because it really isn’t one I like that much but just an example of how nothing can be turned into something.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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