The Only Problem with Using Scraps...

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Project by ScottM posted 09-28-2018 03:32 PM 1197 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch that when you get done you just have bunch of smaller scraps!

I needed to get rid of a bunch of scraps so I just ripped them into a single width and flipped them around. Some are face grained and some are edge grained. Just glued them all together then planed them flat and smooth. I got a couple of outlined images of my state and then scaled them to fit into the finished blanks and cut them out on the band saw. One image had the rivers and waterways on it so I transferred that onto the blank with carbon paper and then burned that into the blank. A bunch of sanding and then sprayed them with shellac and lacquer. Woods are oak, walnut, hickory, goncalo alves, angelique, jatoba, cherry, and cedar. I think…

I added some picture hanging wire to the backs. Not sure what I will do with them yet. Maybe a dirty Santa gift at Christmas.

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 06:42 PM

Great job, Roll Tide!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 12:11 PM

there is no scrap wood, some is pretty, some is heat
good job on the pretty side

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 12:52 PM

there is no scrap wood, some is pretty, some is heat

I wonder what the percentage of shops have a wood stove. I happen to have one, but I prefer electric.

Because I have hoarding “skills,” I do have a couple of medium-sized boxes of scrap plywood. I’ll never burn that, but I should toss some of it.

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#4 posted 09-29-2018 02:11 PM

there is no scrap wood, some is pretty, some is heat
good job on the pretty side

- recycle1943

Also makes good “meat flavor”!

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