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Raftermonkey

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1436 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question exotic wood corners scrap

Hey everybody, as most of you know I mainly just carve bowls. I buy most of my blanks and they usually come square. I cut my circles with the bandsaw and this leaves me with a lot of corners that I don’t throw away, but I don’t know what to do with. I have a lot of exotic wood corners just laying around and the pile is only getting bigger. I have thought about cutting some of them and using them for drawer pulls for bandsaw boxes. What else could they be used for?

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"


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Toolz

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#1 posted 1436 days ago

Pendants?

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 1436 days ago

Hi Zeke. I use small pieces like that to make wine bottle stoppers, refrigerator magnets , wooden pendants and wooden rings. If it is common wood like oak or pine, I throw the stuff away. But exotic wood or accent wood like walnut, I save the pieces. I just cut some mahogany off a band saw box today and I’ll make a couple refrigerator magnets with it.

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

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TJ65

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#3 posted 1436 days ago

I know-

You can post them to me and I will be sure to put them to good use!!!!!!!! :-)

All joking aside, why dont you try gluing them together to form some sort of pattern then give them another go.

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 1436 days ago

I will come and get them if you want them gone!!!

Realy, I have a hard time getting rid of any scrapes as you never know when your gona need a small piece for something.

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Raftermonkey

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#5 posted 1435 days ago

cwdance1, That is an awfully long drive to come get some corner scraps.haha Ohio to Mississippi? I tell you what, if you make that drive you can have them. I may even sweetin the deal and hook you up with a few bags of exotic sawdust,haha.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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JimF

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#6 posted 1435 days ago

Glue up for cutting boards or segmented turnings. Intarsia. Inlay. Cut off the corners and make small turnings, then make miniscule turnings from those corners.

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