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#1 posted 02-26-2017 06:13 AM

I m pathetic; not only am I a wood hoarder (I keep large scraps, cutoffs, etc., plus lots of lumber I may never get to use) but I also can not seem to throw away used sandpapers. I’ve got several small boxes of used papers sorted by size or shape. I m not to the point of separating the used papers according to their grit, but I often dig through a box looking for the most useful piece for some odd job. It s not as if I m cheap, I have and use a wide variety of new papers for each project but I just can t seem to throw away sandpapers in as much as I can t discard wood scraps.
. ..Marc

LOL good to hear… I was afraid I was the only one that had a hard time throwing away used-up sand paper :)

Where are my manners? Hi my name is Bill, and I have a problem hoarding wood and tools. I recently came to the realization that I spend more time searching out, buying, organizing, and restoring lumber and old rusty tools than actually using said wood and tools.

Fortunately I DO have a solution for the tiny little cut-offs that are pretty much use-less, but we all refuse to get rid of… They make REALLY good kindling. I keep 2 5-gallon buckets in the shop – one by the table-saw, one by the chop-saw. The small cut-offs all go there, and the whole family knows to grab from there when we start a fire in the fireplace. I feel better not “throwing them away,” but they don’t take over the shop either (I figure if I haven’t found a use for them before they wind up in the fireplace, then I don’t need to keep them). Handplane shavings make really good fire-starters too.

-- Bill - Western NY

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