Using too small to save wood

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kindlingmaker posted 02-26-2011 11:11 PM 1623 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

13 comments so far

View darryl's profile


1795 posts in 3146 days

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

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

View BarbS's profile


2434 posts in 2905 days

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

That is some awsome use of scraps! Nicely done.


View Big_Bob's profile


170 posts in 2529 days

#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

View CartersWhittling's profile


452 posts in 1494 days

#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

View Sodabowski's profile


2115 posts in 1653 days

#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.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View Roger's profile


16066 posts in 1624 days

#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.

View davedarlene's profile


29 posts in 2116 days

#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

View peteg's profile


3063 posts in 1643 days

#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

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 2145 days

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

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

View sedcokid's profile


2693 posts in 2418 days

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

Nice looking minitures

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

View rance's profile


4149 posts in 1980 days

#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--

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2654 posts in 2346 days

#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

View cosmicturner's profile


403 posts in 2215 days

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

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

-- Cosmicturner

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase