Small scrap boxes

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Project by jeffreythree posted 09-15-2009 09:45 AM 1362 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lot of scraps laying around the shop and they jus kept piling up. Something had to be done because the wood was to good to toss; so I have been making lots of little boxes from it. Small pieces of curly went on top of some walnut. Some badly warped, thin walnut crotch wood became the top for 2 others. Finally, I drug out some some plain sawn red sycamore pieces and played with a different top orientation and adding a band of scrap brazilian cherry to hide the top’s glue line. These are quick and easy projects for me that get the juices flowing. I can work on them a bunch at a time, or go in and work on 1 when I only have 15 minutes. It is also better than tossing good wood in the firewood bin.

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 10:01 AM

Nice looking boxes and a good use for the scraps,

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 01:58 PM

Those are really good looking boxes. Really helps your feelings to be able to use up some of that scrap and get it out of the way without throwing it away doesn’t it? Great work!

-- He who dies with the most tools wins!.....Just wait, I'm going to win!..ERR my wife will at least.

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 03:13 PM

I like um. Jolly good show. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 03:54 PM

Nice collection of scraps!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 04:14 PM

very fine boxes they look great

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 09-15-2009 08:32 PM

Great boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 03:30 AM

Great looking boxes. Very well done.

-- John @

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 08:29 AM

You’ve got some fantastic nice boxes out of some very nice scrap wood. Great job. Beautifull woods and great builds.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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