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Forum topic by Lumpyx posted 03-04-2013 12:11 AM 1461 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-04-2013 12:11 AM

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.

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#1 posted 03-04-2013 12:35 AM

Glue up pieces and make cheese or bread boards.

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 12:36 AM

Cutting board(s).

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 12:49 AM

Hallway mirror frame or Deacon’s bench

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 12:51 AM

Use it in the smoker.

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 01:32 AM

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

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#6 posted 03-04-2013 10:58 PM

Oak legos

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 01:58 AM

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.

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 02:21 AM

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.

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 05:27 AM

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.

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 05:28 AM

Picture frames

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