Projects from rosewood floor blocks

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Project by George_SA posted 05-05-2012 05:21 PM 2213 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago a friend of mine gave me a whole lot of rosewood floor blocks from a house renovation project. Through the years these blocks moved with me to the frustration of my wife. Eventually I decided to do something with them about 4 years ago. The photos show various items I made.

1 & 2 are two jewelry boxes
3 is a Chinese checkers board
4 are some place mats for hot dishes; a serviette holder; coasters and a salt & pepper shaker set
5 is a close up of the salt and pepper shaker set
6 is a close up of the coasters.

The blocks were cut to 4mm thickness on my table saw and where needed laminated in instances where the blocks were too narrow for the coasters.

I made a press jig for the place mats (Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of that)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 03:28 PM

What a great use of scrap pieces. Love the salt/pepper shakers, game board and jewelry boxes. The trivets, too, well, everything! Beautifully done. I hope your wife now sees why hoarding wood pieces is a good thing!


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#2 posted 05-07-2012 05:45 PM

Really great looking items and beautifull wood!

(Daardie juweel kissies is regtig mooi!!!)

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 05-07-2012 10:45 PM

Nice projects, i am partial to the S&P Shakers and the coasters, they would look better on my table, LOL

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-09-2012 05:35 PM

Thanks for the compliments. The two jewelry boxes were made for my daughter and and my friends daughter 21st birthday. The coaster are resawed with my table saw (I don’t have a bandsaw) to 4mm and the laminated to get the correct width as the floor blocks are a bit narrow.

@Tokolosi Gaaf om `n Afrikaanse stem daar vanuit die buiteland te hoor :-) My dogter is tot November net buite Boston daar vere in die vreemde.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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