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Project by Tooch posted 11-01-2017 04:38 PM 1339 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making a bunch of seats of Cornhole boards, I had a ton of the cutouts from the holes. Being a scavenger, I always hold on to stuff like that, but in this case I had no real plans for them. At the beginning of the school year, we always design small individual projects using scrap wood, so I figured that would be a perfect fit for these.

I glued up all of the “cookies” then sanded the edges smooth on a belt sander and routed the feet. The layout of the holes took some time as I wanted them to be symmetrical. Finally, I stained them with Minwax dark walnut and finished with a couple coats of poly, then wrapped burlap and twine to add to the aesthetic appeal.

I donated this set to a Chinese auction benefitting my church, and my mom actually won it! I joked that she was probably the only one who put tickets in on it…

Thanks for looking. Any comments welcome and questions replied to.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 05:15 PM

They look pretty good. I like you added some canvas to dekorate them. Your mom has lucky hand, although she can get those any time – I soppose.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 05:23 PM

Very cool idea

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-01-2017 05:34 PM

Thanks Monte and Ivan, let’s just say she was lucky to win these, I don’t have plans to make any more haha.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 05:54 PM

Nice work, Mike. And good Idea to use up the extra pieces.


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

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 06:00 PM

These are so nice and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-01-2017 06:29 PM

That is really cool and creative. A really good way to use scrap. Great cause too. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-01-2017 06:48 PM

Anther ATTRACTIVE “wood rescue” accomplished.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 11-02-2017 12:07 AM

Good way to start projects with the students. The look great and simple to make to keep their interest. Scrap wood a plus.

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

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#9 posted 11-02-2017 08:43 AM

Tooch, “Waste not. Want not.” Nice use of imagination and skill.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 11-02-2017 10:23 AM

Thanks Jim, Charles, Hoss, and Ralph for taking the time to comment.

Dave I always like getting the kids started making dust as soon as possible.

Al it has to be a very nasty or very small piece to make it in my kindling pile.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 11-21-2017 04:04 AM

Eye catchers for sure Tooch.

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