Scrap Wood Projects... Still Can't Find The Floor Though

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Project by BusterB posted 08-06-2014 11:19 PM 2652 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine has been bringing me these round pieces of plywood and particle board that are left over from some sort of packaging. They are various diameters and thicknesses. Never one to turn down free wood, I have been stockpiling them. Add that to the various other odds and ends I seem to collect, its sorta getting out of hand. So i decided it was time for some quick scrap wood projecting

The first first pics are of a set of miter saw supports that have been a long time in the coming. Since I found that piece of laminated shelving, I thought it would be ideal for this. I split it in two and then cut down some of the 3/4” thick circles to make the bases. I sorta like that I can move them outta the way when I don’t need them. Since I was salvaging wood the particleboard, I didn’t have any pieces that were long enough so I had to piece it together. The whole thing is glued and nailed along the joints.

The plywood “flowers” were my wife’s idea. We recently made a trip to Lancaster PA and while prowling the Amish woodworking shops she saw something similar. Well y’all know me…open mouth and insert foot… “Dear, I can make you some of those”. After bonding with the band saw, a flower patch for her elementary school was born.

The third is a set of direction signs I built built for my friends bussiness. Scrap 2×4’s routed and glued into panels. You guessed it, more plywood circles were sacrificed to to make the arrows.

Two quick notes… First- in the first pic you can see I still have plenty of circles left…lol Second, please don’t tell Candy that the third picture was taken atop a set of unfinished corn hole boards for my son. I would never hear the end of it…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-06-2014 11:51 PM

Gotta find uses for the scrap or it would fill the building. Keep it up sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-06-2014 11:53 PM

Hey buddy, free wood is always good and figuring out how to use it is even better. Nice projects. By the way I am glad to see that your shop is as, ugh…um…?... as mine…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 08-07-2014 12:42 AM

Monte- thank you sir. Hope all is going well at the bike rally.

L2L- Thanks Lee. Yes I have many assorted piles and stacks of “umm” scattered through out the shop…lol for some odd reason, I picture a surgeon refusing to operate in your shop because it is too clean and organized…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-07-2014 02:03 AM

Way to go, Buster. I know how hard it is to say no to free wood! Great use of the scraps!!

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

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#5 posted 08-07-2014 02:14 AM

heck i gotta find better friends.none of mine bring me free wood!!!
anyway great projects buster,i never tell my wife i can make her anything anymore she just tells me oh i want that i’ll put it on your project list!!!
you’ll love the supports for your miter saw!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#6 posted 08-07-2014 03:01 AM

Very nice work my friend, I love the miter station and just love the flowers.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#7 posted 08-07-2014 03:08 AM

I like the flowers. Don’t have to water those. Maybe if you get some new buddy’s, you will get some better lumber. ha ha.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 08-07-2014 05:28 AM

Bandsaw bonding time is a good thing. Great job on using up scrap and making folks happy. The way I look at it, projects are just a excuse to play with power tools! Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 08-07-2014 05:55 AM

Jim- Thank you sir. Its sure hard for me to turn it away.

Marty- Thank you buddy. I need friends to keep me in free wood…need all I can lay hands on just to keep up with her requests…lol

Todd- Thanks my friend. You didn’t strike me as a flower guy cedar king….lol

Dave- Thank you buddy. In the infamous words of Garth Brooks…”I got friends in low places” but they are pretty good to me so I think I will keep them!!!

Hoss- Thank you my friend. A few more years of practice on that thing, I may get compitent. Probably not but it will be fun…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 08-07-2014 07:55 AM

Buster! Way to recycle, buddy! Did you build something for the wood providing friend? Gotta take care of him. Beautiful flowers. I especially like the two toned one. As for the other, unmentioned project…not saying nothing!

-- God bless, Candy

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Jamie Speirs

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#11 posted 08-07-2014 08:16 AM

A Buster, the slippery slope
Next it will be love beads and a bell :)
Never met an offcut that I wood throw away
Those kids at school sure keep you busy


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 08-07-2014 11:50 AM

Keep searching. It’s down there somewhere

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#13 posted 08-08-2014 08:17 AM

Good to see you are still churning out the projects mate.

Greetings from Blighty!

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#14 posted 08-09-2014 08:26 PM

The floor is what catches everything that falls off the workbench.

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