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06-15-2010 03:57 AM

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I have tonz of scrap material and I’m just staring blanks with what to make out of it. Have any ideas?

-- M.K.

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 04:03 AM

How about Mtn Bluebird [bird houses] easy fun & they eat lots of bugs

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 04:27 AM

what kind of wood is it…if its hardwood…you can cut shapes…glue up for cutting boards…or any kind of specialty boards..bread boards…cheese boards….if it not hardwood…then bird houses…you can make all kinds of toys with small pieces….look around on the web mark at different wood workers web sites…see what they make using small pieces…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 04:41 AM

Make a parquetry table top, intarsia, jewelry, segmented turning, etc.

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 04:48 AM

As has been stated above, it may all depend on what types of wood it is. I use a lot of scraps in making tool handles & jigs and things like that for the shop. If you have a lathe, you could also make all kinds of turning projects like pens, key chains, ornaments, etc. Just let your imagination tell you what to do.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 04:49 AM

we do have a new summer contest…i’ll whip somethin nice up

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 04:50 AM

mostly hardwoods but i do have some pine and cedar too

-- M.K.

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#7 posted 06-15-2010 04:51 AM

i have bloodwood, maple, purpleheart, pine, cedar, and a tiny bit of cottonwood

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 06-15-2010 06:38 AM

Hey Mark,
Make your son a pull toy like a little truck or tractor… make the body out of 2x stock, cut the wheels out with a hole saw, make the wheels so they will turn, put a string on it, a little paint, and you’re good to go, and he’ll love daddy for it…trust me…... been there done that….about 35 years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 10:21 AM

mark ,
i’m pulling blanks too ,
but a toy train ,
like rick suggested ,
sounds good .

-- 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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#11 posted 06-15-2010 08:39 PM

Hey Mark,

Like I said above, any kind of pull toy(s), or maybe a small toy box (or large) that both your kiddos can use and be passed down from one to the other, or if you have more childern. One thing I made my grandkids was a booster chair that you could put in a regular chair for them to eat at the table with you….You make them according to their growing….the seat is off-center, and you just turn it over as they grow…makes it either lower or higher…...I’m trying to help, bud…...OR maybe a plant stand for the wife if she is a flower collector like mine (I hate them things…guess who gets to water them?????) I’ll keep trying…... lol lol..

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#12 posted 06-16-2010 12:10 AM

Almost everything I make, and they are all simple, are made from fall offs, (scraps)...

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#13 posted 06-16-2010 07:32 PM

How about doing a glue up of many different pieces of wood and making a band saw box.

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#14 posted 06-16-2010 09:22 PM

Don’t get too elaborate. They don’t appreciate it at this age. My 2 YO grand son likes to just barely start a nail in a piece of pine and come to me for praise on what a great carpenter he is. They love simple things.

Have fun. Rand

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#15 posted 06-16-2010 09:53 PM

Check out this project: “The weirdest jewelry box you ever saw!” That should keep you busy. Enjoy!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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