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Project by recycle1943 posted 08-19-2021 11:07 AM 772 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to talk about what could be true scrap cut offs. A couple weeks ago I made a wormy jewlery box and posted it and picture #1 is the cut off end from the initial piece of lumber. It’s not very impressive regarding using it for something but I still held on to it because it’s WORMY CHESTNUT
Picture #2 is a resawn 3/16” slab of that same lumber. I ran it thru the drum sander and got the saw marks out and decided it wanted to be a couple trays as picture #3 and 4 show.
All wasn’t a piece of cake because some of the wormy decided it didn’t want to remain stable and started to split. Picture #5 shows the repair on the 2 longer pieces using ca to put it back into a workable piece.
Picture #6 shows the completed wormy trays along with a third tray of walnut. That’s another story about would be scrap. In this picture there are 2 trays laying on top of the wormy’s. The walnut bottom of the tray is a cut off form a lamp base that I edge glued and framed with a chunk of Koa . The tray at the is walnut sides with cut offs from the same lamp base.

Here is the second walnut tray. The base of this one is walnut with wormy centers in the 2 pieces that I edge glued together

And finally, the cut offs from the cut offs – so perhaps this really is scrap.
As most of you know, a project like this takes an enormous amount of time with mill work, sanding, finishing and more sanding – actually 3 coats of poly with sanding between each coat.
I have a habit of making these trays in many different sizes and shapes and am always out of them probably because I sell them for $6 to $10.
Having let that secret out, you now know that I basically work for coffee money as long as it’s not Starbucks but maybe Speedway or 7-11 cheapo coffee.

I wish everybody a great day and thanks looking and taking time out of your day to read this.

-- 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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HokieKen

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#1 posted 08-19-2021 12:21 PM

Awesome work Dick. Those two woods go together exceptionally well!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 08-19-2021 12:23 PM

Pretty boxes, Dick! You need to make really little ones, so you can use the cut-offs from the cut-offs from the cut-offs! ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 08-19-2021 12:46 PM



Awesome work Dick. Those two woods go together exceptionally well!

- HokieKen

Thanks – you’re right, walnut and wormy are perfect matches


Pretty boxes, Dick! You need to make really little ones, so you can use the cut-offs from the cut-offs from the cut-offs! ;-)

- Dave Polaschek

Dave, I’ve got a barrel nearly full of cut-offs and get into it nearly every day for one thing or another

-- 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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#4 posted 08-19-2021 01:20 PM

Excellent in use of cutoffs and construction. Great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-19-2021 01:26 PM

nicely done good looking scraps

-- Ron

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#6 posted 08-19-2021 01:48 PM

Nice looking handy boxes. Very useful and people always need them.
I get into my cutoffs quite a bit but seems it only gets bigger. LOL.

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

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#7 posted 08-19-2021 01:50 PM



Excellent in use of cutoffs and construction. Great work.

- Oldtool


nicely done good looking scraps

- 987Ron


Thanks, A guy ain’t got nuttin if he doesn’t have keeper scraps

-- 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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#8 posted 08-19-2021 01:51 PM



Nice looking handy boxes. Very useful and people always need them.
I get into my cutoffs quite a bit but sems it onlygets bigger. LOL.

- doubleDD

Dave, when we were doing 4 or 5 shows a year I would sell out of those darn things every show. People use them for everything.

-- 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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#9 posted 08-19-2021 02:58 PM

that chesnut is awesome unless the scraps are really small id be savin em too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 08-19-2021 03:02 PM

I’m with Dave on the comments, cut offs from cutoffs until you are making the toothpicks for a tooth pick holder 8^)

Nice trays Dick, seems everyone needs trays to hold items and having a tray that is also beautiful is a bonus!

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#11 posted 08-19-2021 03:10 PM



that chesnut is awesome unless the scraps are really small id be savin em too.

- pottz


I m with Dave on the comments, cut offs from cutoffs until you are making the toothpicks for a tooth pick holder 8^)

Nice trays Dick, seems everyone needs trays to hold items and having a tray that is also beautiful is a bonus!

- splintergroup

Thanks guys – wormy chestnut has such a beautiful natural color that any little thing is attractive and wanted by the consumer.

-- 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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#12 posted 08-19-2021 03:59 PM

simply awesome GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#13 posted 08-19-2021 04:37 PM



simply awesome GREAT JOB :<))))

- GR8HUNTER


Thanks Tony

-- 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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#14 posted 08-19-2021 09:14 PM

Really like that Chestnut in those trays.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 08-19-2021 09:39 PM



Really like that Chestnut in those trays.

- therealSteveN


I might be a little biased but I think Chestnut can make anything look great

-- 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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