What should I do with theese?

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Hi all
This is not quite a project, but as I have seen a lot of creativity here, I´d like to throw in a question:
I have this project going on that gives me the kind of waste as you see in the picture. The pieces are about 500 mm by 150 mm and 26 mm thick. So far I have just been burning them in the stove but I think it is a pitty because it is absolutely first class birch plywood made especially for my project (no knots no cracks on any side and glued with invisible glue).
Any suggestions what to make out of theese, I get hundreds of them over a year so there is material for a LOT.

Thanks, Christer

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#1 posted 892 days ago

Sorry I don’t think in MM LOL

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#2 posted 892 days ago

1’ 8” by 6” by 1”.

Square the ends up and you’d have stock to make small tool boxes, shop drawers, pencil boxes, pistol boxes, etc., any sort of box about 12” square by 6” deep (300×150).

Stack/glue 4 to 8 layers and make bandsaw boxes.

Cut a mirror image curve in the pointed corners, screw on a boot binding and make snowshoes (maybe not).

Stack/glue 2 or 3 layers, cut the mirror image curve in one end, square off the other end, and make toy boats.

Cut them up as necessary to make tool holders for a French cleat storage system.

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#3 posted 892 days ago

Pinwheel art piece? Cutting board pieces, i.e. “Philzoel” cutting board project? Trivets? Assuming these are cutoffs from a CNC process? Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 892 days ago

Oh, hell no! I wouldn’t be burning those.

Just to start – these would make very interesting drawer fronts for any drawer I hung under a tool. I always seem to be adding drawers to my power tools to hold the parts/supplies specific to that tool.

If you took two of these and biscuited them edge to edge, you would have the start of a nice belt guard (although I can’t think of any of my tools that have a 12” pulley on them…). The 10” bandsaw I just made guards for recently would have looked a lot sexier with round guards made from these. Cut the ends off of two of these, biscuit them edge-to-edge and make a round clock face. Or wheels, how about wheels?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#5 posted 892 days ago

almost looks like the form of the runners on a snow sled. don’t know if that helps any, but that’s what i see when i look at them.

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#6 posted 892 days ago

I wish I had some of those for the small workshop boxes I’m making at the moment.

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Paul David Soto

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#7 posted 892 days ago

Please send them to: .... Just kidding! I think Renners has a good idea. Also, See Woodworker’s Journal, August 2007 Issue. Perhaps modify it abit and make the design your own. Good Luck! (I always though it would be awesome if we had a wood exchange program on here. The worse case is that you’d be flamed for not delivering on your promised exchange.)

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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#8 posted 892 days ago

If you got 6” square of them and laminated together to make turning blanks. I have seen some stunning long neck lamps turned from plywood.

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#9 posted 892 days ago

Cut one end square and the would make a shelve bracket… ?

Turn in to some wine bottle gift boxes.

I could make a few toys out of them

Biscuit join a few together and stagger laminate and cut out funky shape… one small coffee table… Lamaniate a few together for legs…

Make a few more shop jigs.

That missing piece for another project you are doing…

Make a couple of cribb boards and or game boards.

Laminate a few together, and and use for turning blanks…

Could be used in various other little projects you have thught of yet. (oh wait thats what we are here for)

Realistically it is unlimited what they could be used for

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#11 posted 892 days ago

I see eagle feathers, runners for short snow sled, table saw push sticks, sacraficial fences, curves for lamination glueups, whirley gig pieces, interesting sides to a side table, small kids stool folding step pieces, and finally, wood, which must be horded at all costs.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#12 posted 892 days ago

I’d make a nice plywood box or two, or three, or four… If you don’t want the job, then I’ll take them and do it myself. Seriously. :)

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

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#13 posted 892 days ago

cut them down and save them for jigs. I’ll bet you canuse those smaller pieces to build part of a mitre jig for your table saw, part of a spline jig, all sorts of stuff. How about a ZCI? Don’t burn it. Please!!!

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#14 posted 891 days ago

For some comic relief, how about one-way boomerangs? (grin)


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#15 posted 891 days ago

Or put them on CL in the Free section for new woodworkers.

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

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