Making Art from Scraps Again

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Project by Jay Neale III posted 07-31-2009 06:57 PM 1618 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just some offcuts of ash, curly maple, and recycled cedar fencing, along with some of the black walnut I bought from Fritz Hannaman, the local sawyer. I glued the pieces up in different configurations, cut them, shaped them and finished them. I think they turned out pretty nice.

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 09:10 PM

Great work Jay! You can make something beautiful from nothing!
Talent – talent – talent!!!!

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 09:18 PM

Thank you – thank you – thank you!!!!

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 01:16 AM

cool i need to do the same with my scraps

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 02:24 AM

Great little candle holders. These small projects are veery satisfying to knock out.

Very nice build. Great use of scraps.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 08-01-2009 02:37 AM

Jay, this is a wonderful way to “get rid” of offcuts. We can’t seem to muster the will to toss them but wonder what to do with them when we run out of room to store them.

I can see where these candle holders would be an interesting change of pace in the middle of a long build when you just need to complete a project in order to get the adrenaline flowing again.

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 04:31 AM

great us of scrap looks super

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