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golfer12

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12-23-2013 09:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: project zebrawood mahogany exotic

so I have some pieces of extra wood and I need an idea for a project. Here is a list of the wood I have:
2 pieces of Zebrawood that is 12” by 7 ” by 1/2”
2 pieces of Bubinga that is 12” by 7 1/2” by 1/2”
16 pieces of African Mahogany that is 13 1/2” by 1 3/4” by 1”
16 pieces of African Mahogany that is 9 1/4” by 1 3/4” by 1”
1 piece of Brazilian Cherry that is 11” long by 8” by 3/4”
1 piece of Brazilian Cherry that is 11 1/2” long by 5 3/4” by 3/4”
1 piece of Bubinga that is 11 1/2” by 7” by 3/4”

I know I can make some cutting boards but was wondering if anyone else had some ideas/plans/projects. I would greatly appreciate it! Most of the wood is already sanded, I do have a biscuit joiner but no planer. Happy Holidays!


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JustJoe

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 09:44 PM

You could probably find an intarsia project to do, or a ton of pens on the lathe, or save them as accent pieces for bigger projects, or resaw into thinner and make some nice small boxes. Seems like a bit of a waste to just make something to use the wood up, rather than waiting for a project to come along that fits the wood.

And then there is this magical 4-dimensional piece: 1 piece of Bubinga that is 11 1/2” by 7” by 1”by 3/4”

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golfer12

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 09:51 PM

I updated the post lol. Thanks. I do not have a lathe or scroll saw. I was thinking of something other than cutting boards.

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MisterBill

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 10:10 PM

Why don’t you make jewelry boxes? They are fairly easy and quick to make.

Zebra wood sides and a Wenge top is a great combination. If you are interested in trading some of your Zebra wood for Wenge, then let me know.

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ScaleShipWright

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 11:14 PM

start a small production of hand tools (try squares, bevel & marking gauges, tracing knives etc.), they look too good made with those exotic woods.

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mbs

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 12:30 AM

see the “under my thumb” project by shopdog. I made a bunch of them with cutoffs.

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 02:17 AM

Ive been earmarking small projects for my brother to do. Here is my current list:

Maple/Walnut candle holder—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92951
Mallet—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92924
Box—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93163
Bandsaw box
Magic wine bottle holder—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92282
Coat rack with cubbies— http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92293
Beer holder—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91956
Arts and Crafts bookshelf—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91856
Cribbage Board
Magnetic Bottle opener—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91674
Pizza Peel
Corn hole boards
Tavern mirror—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/91674
Time bomb clock—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90786
Iphone dock—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90254
Flag case—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90085
Marshmellow shooter—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93081
Cutting board for over sink—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93255
Wine glass holder—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93236
Paper towel holder—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/86052
Business card holders—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93352
End Grain cheese tray—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93462
Cheese and cracker tray with dip bowl—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/93470
Tool Tote—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94027

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 02:40 AM

These guys are 11 inches long x 6 1/2 inches wide…your 1/2 inch thick wood would look right at home sitting on the kitchen counter with an ipad mini sitting on it.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94066

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golfer12

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 02:46 AM

thank you for all the ideas, ill post pictures when i finish them

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