Scrap Project

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Project by mustanger posted 11-13-2018 04:21 PM 1029 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Woodworking, in any shape or form, creates scrap. Since I throw nothing away, I have containers full of cutoffs that, every so often, I spread out, dig through and match up to create something that be displayed – something I call “art”. I had no goal when I glued the first square down, but having a limited knowledge of geometry, I knew if you did “this” then “this” would result – liked it, kept going. Turned out way better than expected.

Woods: Reclaimed pallet wood (squares), Padauk, Walnut, Larch, Rose Morado, Butternut, Fiddlewood, Poplar, Sycamore, Purpleheart, Eucalyptus, White Oak, Wenge, Yellowheart and Red Palm.

Backer: Green enameled hardboard.

Frame: Black enameled Pine.

-- Third Armored Division - Spearhead

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#1 posted 11-13-2018 06:50 PM

I like the scrap projects. This one looks great, nice job!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 11-13-2018 11:35 PM

You have a definite geometry eye. And yes, it is art.

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 12:34 AM

Works for me…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 11-14-2018 03:49 AM

That’s really cool. You have a mathematical mind!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-14-2018 08:53 PM

This is realy good and mindblowing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 02:10 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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Scott Oldre

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 01:18 PM

not scrap anymore. I’m sure 90% of us deal with the scrap hoarding addiction. The proverbial “One day I’ll use that” actually worked for you!! Beautiful

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 05:57 PM

The Master of the mitered edge goes off the chart with color. I like it.

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 11-17-2018 02:56 AM

For a scrap projects this came out better than any of my regular projects.

LOL Nice worka nd good use of resources.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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