What to do with bits of irreplaceable wood

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Project by jack1 posted 10-22-2012 10:29 PM 1926 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had just finished making an extension for the floor of a dais and was picking up the scraps. I noticed that the cut offs from the corbel had a nice shape. I don’t throw away much and this wood was pretty special being clear and 16/8” and all. I cleaned them up, routed the edges and used the Watkins Walnut Oil to seal and stain.

Gave them to a co-worker.

Hope you too can save some bits!


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 11:07 PM

Waste not want not! Best use I can think of.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 11:14 PM

Way to go to use up the scraps!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 11:19 PM

great idea—-you just gave me a way to get back into the swing of things (since I am now volunteering in the library at my kids’ school on weds)...THANKS…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 11:50 PM

well done jack

on both projects

that’s using the old noodle
and maple

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 11:58 PM

I’m going to copy that, i like how it looks good and simple clean lines.

-- Joel

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 05:25 AM

BTKS, that’s exactly what I said to myself “waste not, want not,” as I read this, and was just getting ready to type it, then I got to your comment. I guess certain minds think alike… I can’t comment on your mind, and mine, well, I plead the 5th!

It would’ve been a shame to send that wood to the scrap pile… nice job finding an appropriate use for it Jack.

-- 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 10-23-2012 01:49 PM

Nice work jack!

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 02:46 PM

Waste not, want not.
Nice move Jack !

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#9 posted 10-23-2012 11:01 PM

Thanks guys

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 10-30-2012 03:51 AM

Great job! I have a really hard time throwing scraps away. It is a good thing I have a wood stove or I’d be neck deep in them.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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