Five Assorted Boxes From Scrap Woods

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Project by FloridaArt posted 08-12-2011 03:20 AM 1389 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August, 2011—Some oak, poplar, maple, cedar, and more. Step 1: glue them up. Step 2: cut them out. Step 3: sand smooth. Step 4: spray on some lacquer.

These were made with the band saw using a 3-16ths blade, 10 TPI. The tape dispenser is in the photo for scale. These are fun to make for two reasons: When you glue up random woods you never really know how it will turn out. And with the low cost of using scraps, I can try some odd shapes and styles without feeling like I might be wasting a good piece of wood.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 03:42 AM

Art, you get high marks for frugality AND creativity on this one! Thanks for the inspiration, and I’ll look forward to seeing what future projects your scrap bin provides!


-- Leland, OC California

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#2 posted 08-12-2011 04:18 AM

Super boxes! I like all the shapes and colors of different woods.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 06:08 AM

nice band saw boxes. really like the round one looks like it was a testy one to make got give it a try .very nice

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 02:11 PM

now those are very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-12-2011 05:09 PM

Amazing the things that you can do with a little bit of scrap wood.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 08-12-2011 06:04 PM

Art, Great use of scraps! Quite resourceful.

I hear you on wanting to experiment, but not necessarily with your best lumber!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 04:06 AM

Well, they look wonderful. I have heard that one persons scrap is another’s art

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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