Scraps...err waste, Yeah a wastebasket from scraps

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Project by CampD posted 05-09-2016 08:02 PM 2090 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Waste basket is the 5th piece in my A & C Stickley style Bedroom furniture line. It was conceived by the need to use-up some of the ever growing pile of QSWO scraps that seemed to be taking over my limited storage space for such items and I can’t bring myself to just relegate them to kindling. Mainly I was looking to use the piece with the crotch/knot. I sliced and book matched it enough to give me the front and back panels. Planning the thin panels made it even more clear to me that I really should upgrade to a shelix cutterhead, there was some tear-out on the last pass, oh well, to thin now to fully them sand-out, so I left them, after all it’s a waste basket.

I did a quick lJ search, finding a waste basket in A & C style. Reading the comments it was mentioned that a copper lining or basket would look great. Perfect, now I’ve got a use for the extra copper flashing that I had leftover from a resto project some years ago. The copper was already nicely aged, so I left it. Not my best copper solder work and ideally I should’ve used copper rivets, maybe even polished it first but I wanted to keep this piece using what I had on-hand without having to purchase any materials. Alas I will have to buy some copper tacks to tack the liner in place.

Thanks for looking!

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 05-09-2016 09:25 PM

That’s really slick, I like it a lot. I too am getting tired of my straight knives.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#2 posted 05-09-2016 10:57 PM

My planner has a lot of miles on it and in fact just did a clean and tuneup. My hesitation is dropping $800 to upgrade , , maybe when the bearings need to be replaced.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 05-09-2016 11:00 PM

Doug, that was a great idea for scrap consumption and a very tasty project.

-- Art

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#4 posted 05-09-2016 11:32 PM

Thanks but truth is really didn’t make much of a dent in the pile, I’m sure yours is growing too.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 05-10-2016 12:06 AM

I like. Oooops my wife saw it. O no she wants one. Here we go again.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#6 posted 05-10-2016 12:11 AM


Does look nice though.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 05-10-2016 07:35 AM

One of the best waste baskets I’ve seen in awhile. I thought the first picture showed quilted maple; I didn’t know white oak grew like that! Wow! This is NOT used for kitchen scraps and potato peelings and such!

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#8 posted 05-10-2016 11:16 AM

Thanks, a moment of dyslexia, maybe something to do with paint, glue, old age, ahh I don’t know.

It is quilted WO, it’s what was just below the knot and it was the piece I wanted to display the most and sadly it’s the one that had the most tear-out.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 05-10-2016 11:54 AM

Doug, this is such a nice and practical project and is beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 05-10-2016 02:15 PM

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 05-10-2016 06:41 PM

Those beveled corners are realy challenging, I bet. Beautiful projects.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-11-2016 03:00 AM

Best looking trash can I’ve seen in a long time, maybe ever.


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#13 posted 05-11-2016 05:48 AM

A really nice “trash” bucket!
Really, made from trash to hold trash!
Thanks for sharing your trash!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 05-11-2016 05:37 PM

Thanks LJ’s!

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 05-13-2016 04:18 PM

Very nice! What’s the finish?

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