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Forum topic by Kieth posted 02-05-2010 07:57 PM 979 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2010 07:57 PM

i have a bunch of 2×2 stock of varying lengths. I have done pens and a spindle project(in a class) on my jet midi lathe. I am wondering if anyone can offer some ideas on how best to utilize my exotic 2×2’s. I have also done some wine stoppers with 1 1/2×1 1/2 stock and just feel that the 2×2’s that there is too much material there to waste doing stoppers with them. any ideas would be great.


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#1 posted 02-05-2010 08:01 PM

Hi Kieth,

I did an ice cream scoop for my wife out of Birdseye maple and she loves it (see my projects page).

Rockler has the kits. You can also get kits for screw drivers. They make excellent gifts.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 08:28 PM

How about a walking stick or cane?

-- --Bob

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 09:19 PM

how long are these 2×2?

you could make a few of these:
I found them to be very popular among relatives.


-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 09:21 PM

I have seen some awesome christmas ornaments that have been turned, I don’t recall the size but I would think that would work.
I have cut apart turning blanks and used the material for jewlery, toys and other smaller projects. I do a lot of stuff with the scroll saw, so the possibilites out of a 2×2 are almost endless. I am currently working on a Padauk Tractor for my son’s birthday that is made from a few pen blanks.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 09:34 PM

Puzzles or that game where you knock the blocks out of the pile.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 09:41 PM



-- where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 12:07 AM

thanks for the great ideas… (ahem, russv…). the stock is only maybe 8 or 10 inches long on the longest ones… and none are matching. the cane idea is probably not going to work just because I dont have the length available on my lathe. i would be interested in finding what games I could do with them..

I was also thinking doing some miniature decorative goblets… jewelry is another intriguing possibility.

thanks again, and if you have any more ideas and pics I would love to hear from you.

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 12:17 AM

Pen lights, key chains, small spin tops

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 05:35 AM

Cutting boards ?

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