|Project by Steve||posted 10-17-2014 05:45 PM||2529 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
You’ve probably seen Sand Art before, but I thought I would try Sawdust Art. I bought a vase from the dollar store and filled it with sawdust from different types of wood.
I placed a pizza box lid under my table saw to catch the saw dust, then dumped it in the vase. It took about 10-15 cuts on each piece of scrap depending on how thick it was. Alternate between dark and light woods for the best effect. Use a spoon to create the wavy lines and compress it as you go to prevent future settling.
I attached a piece of wood on top with a hot glue gun, but I think a jar with a lid would be even easier. From the responses I’ve received, it appears this could be a good seller at craft shows.
A group of us YouTube woodworkers released a bunch of Scrap Bin Challenge videos today to inspire people to make stuff out of their scrap and share ideas. This was my contribution. If you would like some ideas for using up your scrap wood, click here to watch a playlist of the Scrap Bin Challenge videos.
Thanks for having a look at my project. I hope this gives you an idea for using your scraps. Kids would love to do this if you make the sawdust for them. Have a great day!!! Steve…
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com