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Forum topic by Lumpyx posted 494 days ago 815 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lumpyx

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494 days ago

I have a few (about 30 or so) pieces of oak between 3 and 4’ and 3/4” thick , theyre slightly wider than a 1×2. What are some ideas you can throw out for me to make? Im having trouble producing any creativity today. Im a novice who has limited tools at the moment.

-- "For long you live and high you fly, but only if you ride the tide."


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lew

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#1 posted 494 days ago

Glue up pieces and make cheese or bread boards.

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Dark_Lightning

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#2 posted 494 days ago

Cutting board(s).

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distrbd

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Hallway mirror frame or Deacon’s bench

-- Ken from Ontario

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 494 days ago

Use it in the smoker.

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tommyinVA

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#5 posted 494 days ago

If it’s kiln-dried it makes incredible kindling…

-- - Tommy

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#6 posted 493 days ago

Oak legos

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Lumpyx

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#7 posted 493 days ago

I’ll probably do some kind of cutting board. I imagine legos would be somewhat difficult without a drill press. A small bench might be a fun project also.

-- "For long you live and high you fly, but only if you ride the tide."

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 493 days ago

handles, turned if you have a lathe. Admittably I am not one to use oak for turnings, I prefer maple and purpleheart as I have a large collection from friends that do not use these types of wood. Save it though, never know when you need a short piece for that odd project.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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CronenBuildingCoPDX

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#9 posted 492 days ago

Already been said but I second cutting boards or mirror/picture frames! I’ve got some oak pallets that were given to me and this is what I’m thinking.

-- CronenBuildingCo. Portland OR http://www.cronenbuildingco.com

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Bobmedic

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#10 posted 492 days ago

Picture frames

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