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Project by bent posted 1393 days ago 1449 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

in the corner of my shop there’s a pile of cutoffs that are just too nice to throw out, but too small to really be useful. you know that pile i’m taking about. i decided to make some small boxes to get it used up. these are all different sizes, but mostly around 24-30” in perimeter. the woods are walnut, cherry, and maple. i used some scrap 1/4” plywood for the bottoms. altogether, i only have about a day and half in them, and no new lumber. the walnut/spalted maple are my favorite. these are the first batch, i’ve got 15 more glued up.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1393 days ago

Those are a helluva lot prettier than a scrap pile!

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

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Eric_S

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#2 posted 1393 days ago

Very nice boxes. I like the pieces you chose for each box combination.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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dub560

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#3 posted 1393 days ago

that’s some good use for scrap

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#4 posted 1393 days ago

Nice scrap and a nice job with it, too. Love the wood combinations.

Great job!

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1393 days ago

You did a very nice job on your scrap pile boxes. What are yo going to use for the tops?

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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DaddyZ

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#6 posted 1393 days ago

Very Nice Boxes !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 1393 days ago

A great way to make room for more scrap! Those look nice. If you used a simple miter joint, you might need to be concerned about it holding together. I have had some come apart due to humidity changes from shop to houses. That’s why I use miter keys. Plus I like how they look. Nice boxes and the joints look good. I also like the spalted maple and walnut combo.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Bradford

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#8 posted 1393 days ago

That’s a attention grabber, that’s for sure…”i’ve got 15 more glued up.” Just how many clamps do you own?
15×6=90 or do you use tape?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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bent

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#9 posted 1393 days ago

i meant that i have 15 more boards glued up. i only have enough clamps to do one or two at a time. i’ve got a system, while i work on other projects, i set the timer on my phone to go off every hour. when it goes off, i glue up the next board. when i’m done (scrap pile gone), i’ll make all the boxes at once using tape.

even if i had 90 clamps, i’d still find out that i need 91.

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mkrok

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#10 posted 1392 days ago

I wish my scrap pile had wood that nice. I’m happy if I dont find nails in my scraps. Well Done, simply beautiful

-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com

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