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Project by michiganmark posted 02-28-2010 04:43 PM 2172 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started out as a clean out the scrap rack morning, that corner was a wreclk. Wow, here’s some bloodwood, and purple heart, walnut, birch, maple, etc and some stuff I hadn’t touched in yers. I decided to glue up the scrap. Then I found a stack of exotic veneers (purple heart, rosewood, etc) and thought it would look cool if I put a few streaks through the glue ups. It did. I got distracted again when I got near the drill press and plug cutters, yea put some holes in those things and plug em with mistakes or left overs from past projects. Kind of looked like some type of solar orbit to me so I kept cleaning and finding more crap scrap to plug and fit in.

Then I got near the band saw and started cleaning around there, made a circle cutting jig and made circles out of the scrap glue ups. Decided they looked too nice to make coasters out of them, so I routered the underside and installed lazy susan casters in them.

3 coats of poly later they are on there way as gifts. Moral of the story, even scrap can be turned into something useful. Now I need more scrap!

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 05:10 PM

Fantastic story. I like the way Scrap keep turning into usefull stuff. (and you cleaned up also!) haha

Very nice color combos and wood use.

Keep it up.


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

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 05:13 PM

Reminds me of those space probe pictures of Jupiter with the moons in the foreground.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 05:16 PM

Those are nice! I use scraps for a lot of craft show widgets. It’s like finding money in your pocket that you forgot about.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 05:32 PM

These are cool. I wish I could find those in my scrap pile.

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#5 posted 02-28-2010 05:51 PM

Very interesting design… always nice to be able to do something as you go along… more creative that way!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 08:58 PM

Very creative, they look great. Not too busy, very interesting, nice variety of shapes and colors, and beautiful. Good idea for the lazy Susan, think you’ve got something there. Excellent….........................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 11:04 PM

Wow, most excellent idea for sure. These are very interesting and clever projects.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 04:29 AM

You can have all my scraps if you want… and that goes for everyone… I have lots of scraps that I do not intend to re-use. At the moment I have a few mates that get some of it.. but I am making too much… will end up burning it ….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 03:57 PM

these are grand..just so you know what’s coming down the pike, senility works the same start out with one concept & by the time you are done, it has morphed into something else.

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 05:16 PM

Very cool, like some strange planetary system eclipsing a red giant…very fun to look at.

-- --RoB, Florida

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#11 posted 03-01-2010 06:02 PM

Spacey is a goos descroption. Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

#12 posted 01-15-2012 06:31 AM

Very different but cool.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#13 posted 01-15-2012 06:40 AM

These have amazing woods and a great design. Very good lazy susan’s.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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