Using too small to save wood

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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 02-26-2011 11:11 PM 1731 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just can’t throw any wood away, no matter how small but I had no idea what to use such tiny pieces for. Ok, really little projects! I surprised myself in that I could turn fairly small items. The woods used are a collection of everything, Black Walnut, Yellow Heart, Red Oak, Maple, Broom sticks, Mop handles, Sticks, Dowels, Paint brush handles… Enjoy!
Oh, and the finish is friction polish.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 11:21 PM

Dang! that’s some small turning!
nice work.

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 11:44 PM

That is some awsome use of scraps! Nicely done.


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#3 posted 02-27-2011 12:00 AM

Wooturning is about having fun the small pieces provide more fun. So enjoy!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 01:16 AM

Hows that even possible.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#5 posted 02-27-2011 01:53 AM

Oh yeah these are really small. I’m sure you can set these up for sale on Etsy and make happy people among the doll-house builders or collectors.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#6 posted 02-27-2011 04:12 AM

scraps??? I don’t think so very awesome, and very intricate

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 02-27-2011 03:10 PM

Great work, similar to how I use scrap wood in my shop for small bowls that are hand carved!

-- David W./Central Florida

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 10:38 PM

I think you have been having a bit of fun here, some great little sets in among this lot.
Well done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 02-27-2011 10:45 PM

That’s great turning. You should photograph with a ruler to show us the scale.

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#10 posted 02-27-2011 11:11 PM

Nice looking minitures

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#11 posted 02-27-2011 11:56 PM

Nice use of scraps. Would you mind telling us what you use to burn the lips of the cups?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 02-28-2011 01:31 AM

mtkate – Thre is a US penny laying with the group. rance – I use a paper towel to apply the finish and those areas on the lips/edges I just hold the paper towel firmly until it starts to smoke. peteg – Yupper! I really was having have with these and have added a few more since yesterday’s posting. I have also made them even smaller just to see if I could do it. I use a 3/32” drill bit that is ground flat on two sides and mounted in a broom stick handle for most of the smaller work.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 02-28-2011 04:45 AM

nice work….no such thing as scrap wood is there….

-- Cosmicturner

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