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Project by ChuckM posted 01-04-2014 03:08 PM 1767 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cake slicers, ice cream scoop and letter openers (under $2 each) all made from reclaimed scraps:
• Ice cream scoop ($1.25) – cut-off from a discarded garden tool holder
• Cake slicers ($1.25 each) – abandoned broom handle & leftover dowel from a previous project
• Letter openers ($ 1.50 or so each) – scrap lumber and hardwood flooring scrap

Finish: BLO and polyurethane; for letter openers – Turner’s finish and wax

These are economical and nice gifts to make and give.


PS The last pic shows one of the picture frames made from reclaimed pallet boards a while back.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 06:54 PM

Hello Chuck

Happy new year

A nice new life for the ice cream scoop ( and the others pieces !!!)

The result is very beautiful

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 03:49 AM

Great recycling. I like the idea of the cake servers.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 05:05 AM

I like it all! Great ideas. Thanks for posting.

What about the puzzle? Do you have any info on that? I would like to get one of those.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 05:28 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Brett: The old puzzle was from LVT and that one has been discontinued. You may try eBay for its discontinued versions.

The current one it is selling can be found here:,53201


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