Chip Clips!

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Project by GlennsGrandson posted 02-01-2012 08:07 AM 3298 views 26 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said I was on kitchen cleanup duty tonight, fair enough since she cooked. As I went to put the chips away I realized that we didn’t have any more chip clips, so I thought about the neatly patterned Ambrosia Maple scraps in the scrap bin. 15 minutes later, two more chip clips and much more fun cleanup!

I’m sure this idea has been done before so sorry if I stole it, I can’t recall seeing them but I’m sure they’re out there. Feel free to use my design! 1/2×3/4×7 1/4”.

Thanks for looking!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 08:11 AM

Cool idea great job.

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 09:39 AM

I haven’t seen any chip clips like that. The plastic ones I have usually break. I like that idea. Those will hold up for a long time. Thanks for posting!

-- Sandy, Minnesota,

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 09:48 AM

What did your wife say when you ditched cleanup to go to the shop?

I think I might make some out of some nice Sapele scraps.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 03:37 PM

A great use of scraps and with that being said, off to the scrap pile I go.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 03:40 PM

Marvelous idea! ....and I will be making some in the future ;-D

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 03:47 PM

Great idea!! Isn’t it amazing how the things we use most everyday are the things we can make in our shop. Thanks for the creative idea. Going to save it in favorites.

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 04:25 PM

Great idea

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 05:48 PM

How did you cut the slot? I love the idea. Can’t keep the plastic ones around.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 05:49 PM

Nice idea Grant.
I have some scrap that will fit that project perfectly.
And we are always looking for clips.
Thank you for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 06:34 PM

Tyrone – My wife wasn’t paying attention so I slipped out.

Thelt – I used my TS with the blade all the way up to get a more perpendicular end to my cut, i flipped it over and came back through so I didn’t have as noticeable of a slope where my cut stopped.

-- Grant - N Dakota

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#11 posted 02-01-2012 06:58 PM

Cool project and useful to boot. I’ll have to make a few. need to talk Blondie into buying me chips though LOL
Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 02-02-2012 06:45 AM

Neat idea. Beats wrapping the bags with twist ties. Gotta steal this idea. :-)

-- -- Don from PA

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#13 posted 02-02-2012 07:51 AM

Thanks to everyone for looking and for the wonderful comments.

I’m very excited to see what other adaptions, shapes, and wood that other people come up with. Please use this idea and post them for us to see!

-- Grant - N Dakota

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