Small Boxes Out of Glued-Up Scraps

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Project by FloridaArt posted 570 days ago 1140 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2012—Small scraps from larger projects are often tossed in the trash. However when I can I try to glue up small pieces to make “chunks” of wood large enough to make small boxes. These four boxes are about 3 to 4 inches in the longest dimension. I use a 3-16ths 10-TPI blade in my band saw. These are finished with satin poly.

These small boxes are handy for storing rings, coins, thumb-drives, or anything small.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 570 days ago

well done art

they are all unique
great use of scraps

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#2 posted 570 days ago

What a great idea for scraps….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 570 days ago

Nice work pretty amazing boxes for scrap.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 570 days ago

Wish my scraps would do that !

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#5 posted 570 days ago

Nice looking Art

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 570 days ago

Nice looking boxes Art, have you tried a 3/16 14 TPI? I’ve used both the 14 is just a tad bit slower not enough to notice though but gives a smoother cut.

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#7 posted 570 days ago

“Scrap” – Maple, Padauk, Mahogany, Black Walnut, etc. is an Oxymoron.

-- Tim Harrelson

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#8 posted 570 days ago

Cool stuff, now something new to try. Thanks for the post

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 570 days ago

What a gr8 use o scrap pieces. They all look very nice. Anyone would luv to get a few o these for those small things. Really kool.

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

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#10 posted 569 days ago

I really like these boxes. What type glue do you use for these?

-- Janiece

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#11 posted 569 days ago

awesome little boxes great job.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#12 posted 568 days ago

THANKS ALL for the fun comments.

Blackie: Have never tried a 14-TPI blade. I’ll look for them next time I need to buy.

Niece: I use Gorilla wood glue—the yellow glue, not the brown expanding glue nor the super glue.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 568 days ago

These are super-sweet boxes, Art. I’d like to make some like this too.

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

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