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Forum topic by shipwright posted 01-01-2017 02:38 PM 1380 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2017 02:38 PM

Not only that but it seems to be worth the time and effort. Of course not everyone has the equipment on hand to do it the way this man does but it is undeniably a ready source of free material.
Check it out.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ubc-student-turns-discarded-chopsticks-into-home-decor-1.3222801

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/


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#1 posted 01-01-2017 02:54 PM

Pretty neat.

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 02:55 PM

Love it.

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 01-01-2017 03:08 PM

Very interesting Paul perhaps some folks have the time and patience to work with such found wood but I sure don’t never the less it’s an innovative idea.
Here’s something that takes tons of patience and even smaller pieces of wood but I doubt they’re recycled .

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/toothpick-san-francisco-took-34-years-to-complete.html

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#4 posted 01-01-2017 03:09 PM

The creativity of some inspired few of us is totally astounding. Now if he’s using the discarded cooking oil from those restaurants to fuel his hot press…........................

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#5 posted 01-01-2017 03:40 PM

Smart people over there in British Columbia. ;)

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#6 posted 01-01-2017 04:02 PM

Thanks for sharing that. It’s a great idea, and the finished material looks very nice.

Ron

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#7 posted 01-01-2017 04:07 PM

Wow! Someone is always thinking.

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#8 posted 01-01-2017 05:51 PM

I like it. This is awesome.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 01-01-2017 06:14 PM

COOL!

Have you ever looked at the Quality of the wood used in a Popscicle stick or Ice Cream bar on a stick?
It is very nice, straight grained, clear, etc. A very nice piece of wood!
I have a hard time throwing them away…

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#10 posted 01-01-2017 06:53 PM

I love to see recycling like this. Thanks for posting the story. Don’t have the machinery to make the tiles, but I can’t help wondering if you could turn them a lathe.

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#11 posted 01-01-2017 06:56 PM

I love to see recycling like this. Thanks for posting the story. Don t have the machinery to make the tiles, but I can t help wondering if you could turn them a lathe.
- RichCMD

I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t… people make blanks out of pencils, and using chop sticks is basically the same but without the lead :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#12 posted 01-01-2017 07:51 PM

Lovely idea.
Happy newyear.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 01-01-2017 07:59 PM

Love it! Happy New Year, Paul!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#14 posted 01-01-2017 08:04 PM

Standby it will be a bamboo boat next from junk !

Nice press just what I need for veneering!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 01-01-2017 09:53 PM



Standby it will be a bamboo boat next from junk !

Nice press just what I need for veneering!

- robscastle


Rob,

I’m not sure but I think a lot of junks were made of bamboo. < GRIN >

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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