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Project by recycle1943 posted 01-24-2022 03:08 PM 1301 views 3 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a couple days ago I posted a few wine racks that I made for a client. I should have shown a picture of the block of lumber I started with but that’s over now. However, it’s obvious that there are chunks of wood left when I band saw the cut outs and picture #1 shows a few of them.
3 wine racks = 15 cut outs and possibly a lot of scrap. There are many ways of disposing of that scrap one of which is to burn it in a wood burner – don’t have one so either throw them away or make sommething out of them and sell them to unsuspecting customers in the form of what I call a no hinge box
Picture #2 shows the initial pencil lay out for the band saw.
Picture #3 shows the actual cuts on the band saw.
Picture #4 is the pieces disassembled.
Picture #5 is the box assembled with the hinge and finish. Looking closely at the front, you can see the knotch I grind in at the oscillating sander to allow a thumb or finger opening. I should say that I finish the inside before assembly.
Picture #6 is the outside with the lid closed.
I almost forgot to mention that I make the ends out of a contrasting wood and that should be done because the blank is too short to use it’s own lumber .
And following is various pictures in process of the build and assembly. At this point it must be said that if a person wanted to make any money at this particular project don’t make them just toss the blanks in the wood burner because they are totally labor intensive and I’m ashamed to admit what I sell (give away) them for. The problem is, I enjoy using up the scrap pieces and enjoy more creating new ways to use them. With a little planning they also make a great business carsd holder etc – - -

The ends with one coat of finish – note the scribed lines – that the glue area

close up of the bottom and top with hinge pin hole drilled and the curve in the base

close up of the knotch in the base

ends glued on

Again to the band saw for shapeing

all 4 pieces prior to glue up

and finally – assembled with 4 coats of finish. Total time for one box is about 2 hours spread over half a day while doing other things like starting another box lol

Thanks for looking and I apologise for the looooong post

-- 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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oldrivers

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#1 posted 01-24-2022 03:19 PM

That is a Dandy recycle, nice bandsaw boxes very good use of the wood.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 01-24-2022 03:28 PM

A well thought out scrap project Dick. It’s really cool. Maybe you won’t get what you have in to them but they should be a good seller. A barrel type box with character.

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

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 03:33 PM



That is a Dandy recycle, nice bandsaw boxes very good use of the wood.

- oldrivers


Yeah, I just can’t stand to toss ‘em so I spend way too much time saving them

-- 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 01-24-2022 03:34 PM

When I started reading, I figured you just cut the top off, hollowed the inside, then recapped. These are full hinged lid ring boxes 8^)

I’d say you done good to those poor cutoffs all huddled in that bucket! I’d still be trying to think of something to make. You never stop at “good enough” 8^)

I’m with you on the labor vs price issue, I basically just recover my material costs, free labor. Still enjoy it though (except for sanding!)

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 01-24-2022 03:39 PM



A well thought out scrap project Dick. It s really cool. Maybe you won t get what you have in to them but they should be a good seller. A barrel type box with character.

- doubleDD


Hi Dave, Thanks
I’ve been going them for years. The easiest solution is business card holders because they are a lot less work and people buy them in multibles. Last yerar at Atwood I had one customer pick out 16 card holders for gifts and refused to pay my asking price of $7 – she wrote a check for $160. Consequently I gave her one of my bowls –

-- 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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recycle1943

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#6 posted 01-24-2022 03:43 PM


When I started reading, I figured you just cut the top off, hollowed the inside, then recapped. These are full hinged lid ring boxes 8^)

I d say you done good to those poor cutoffs all huddled in that bucket! I d still be trying to think of something to make. You never stop at “good enough” 8^)

I m with you on the labor vs price issue, I basically just recover my material costs, free labor. Still enjoy it though (except for sanding!)

- splintergroup

A+ on the sanding – I can only make a dozen or so in a batch because my fore and middle finger get right to the edge of bleeding. It takes a week or so and all is OK

-- 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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#7 posted 01-24-2022 03:58 PM

Nice!

That’s some great problem solving. Super idea, well done!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 01-24-2022 04:04 PM

Great work, well thought out to make maximum use of the original cut off segments. That’s really thinking outside the box.

-- "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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#9 posted 01-24-2022 04:29 PM


Nice! That s some great problem solving. Super idea, well done!

- mtnwild

Thanks – there’s just too much wood to throw away -


Great work, well thought out to make maximum use of the original cut off segments. That s really thinking outside the box.

- Oldtool

Thanks, I sometimes wish I had kept a count of the business card holders I’ve made and sold

-- 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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#10 posted 01-24-2022 04:31 PM

nice save on the scraps dick.

-- 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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#11 posted 01-24-2022 04:42 PM

So how do you use the final bandsaws cut offs? I am sure you have a use for those too! Very creative.

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recycle1943

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#12 posted 01-24-2022 04:53 PM



nice save on the scraps dick.

- pottz


Thanks Pottz


So how do you use the final bandsaws cut offs? I am sure you have a use for those too! Very creative.

- ibewjon

The final blocks are really pretty small, too small for my tools to do much with but in a pinch, I square them up and glue a couple to the bottom of a push block after I cut it flat. There seems to be a use somewhere -

-- 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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#13 posted 01-24-2022 05:26 PM


That is a Dandy recycle, nice bandsaw boxes very good use of the wood.

- oldrivers

Yeah, I just can t stand to toss em so I spend way too much time saving them

- recycle1943

Hah, that is 1 of the 2 things I’ve learned my my 1-1/2 going on 2years of woodworking, NEVER through away a piece of scrap wood you think you might be able to use for something, AND, you can never have enough clamps of different styles, shapes and sizes. Great job of using leftovers.

-- Yolanda Gee

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 01-24-2022 06:34 PM


That is a Dandy recycle, nice bandsaw boxes very good use of the wood.

- oldrivers

Yeah, I just can t stand to toss em so I spend way too much time saving them

- recycle1943

Hah, that is 1 of the 2 things I ve learned my my 1-1/2 going on 2years of woodworking, NEVER through away a piece of scrap wood you think you might be able to use for something, AND, you can never have enough clamps of different styles, shapes and sizes. Great job of using leftovers.

- Yonda


Yolanda – one thing sure, if a person doesn’t have to recoup their labor with saw dust and does have some time to look around there is always a marketable item that can evolve from scrap. Imagination is the backbone of woodworkers – - –

-- 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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#15 posted 01-24-2022 06:54 PM

Neat, Dick! Now you need to use the inner pieces to make smaller boxes to go in one of these, and then an even smaller box from the cut-out piece of the little box….

Just kidding, but it’s something I would probably do one of just because I could. I’ve got a donut shaped piece of oak left from a swap project I’m working on, and I think I’ll round it over and then put on some white epoxy “frosting” and probably some walnut or cherry “sprinkles” dug out of the lathe mess. A ton of work for basically zero return, but it’ll make my sweetie laugh when I give her “a treat!”

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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