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Project by LesB posted 04-16-2015 05:44 PM 1993 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some uses I found for hard wood shorts and scraps in the shop. They make great gifts.
The cutting boards are about 6”x9”X 1” and the plate is 12” x3/8”. I cut my pieces for the cutting boards to either 2 or 3” length. I would glue 3 to 5 pieced together at one time and using a cutting sled on my table saw trim and square off the glued up pieces as necessary to allow me to more easily add more pieces until I reached the desired size. Then I “re-sawed” the thickness to 1” on the bandsaw and was able to make two or three nearly identical cutting boards at the same time. Sanding was done with a drum sander, belt sander and orbital sander in that order. Finish is process walnut oil.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#1 posted 04-16-2015 06:01 PM

Nice. I really Ike the random boards.
I need to do that, I’ve been burning my scraps or saving them for some random rainy day.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 07:09 PM

That is a very nice use of scraps. Like Steve, I cleaned up a lot of my scraps this winter in the fireplace – Expensive kindling.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 04-18-2015 12:38 PM

Nicely done, love to recycle wood piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-18-2015 12:50 PM

Nice looking project and great use of your scraps!

-- MikeR Littleton, CO

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