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Chestnut cut offs

by recycle1943
posted 09-17-2020 07:42 PM


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Bstrom

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#1 posted 09-17-2020 07:51 PM

PM sent

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 09-17-2020 07:51 PM

I’d save then for my next box build. Use them for sliding trays in you next boxes. You could use the 1/8 stock for rails for the trays to slide on.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 09-17-2020 08:12 PM



I d save then for my next box build. Use them for sliding trays in you next boxes. You could use the 1/8 stock for rails for the trays to slide on.

- LittleShaver

I’ve got an arm load of ‘save for my next build’ pieces lol

I’m just tired of looking at cut offs that I never seem to use. Every once in a while I get pissed and toss them in the trash – then I really get pissed at myself for doing it

-- 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 09-17-2020 08:19 PM

I just looked at the cherry you have listed on CL. If you were closer I would snatch them up immediately. Dick, maybe use those cut pieces up for some cutting boards. LOL.

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

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#5 posted 09-17-2020 10:25 PM

Dick, that’s very great idea, swap hard to come by wood amongst LJ members. I’m in the middle of a big project at present, 120 bd-ft of maple in my shop, so no room for more wood, but thanks for the kind offer.

-- "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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#6 posted 09-17-2020 11:27 PM

yeah sweet deal dick,id take it but a little too far to drive.

-- 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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#7 posted 09-18-2020 09:42 PM

Bit too far to swim and then drive for me Dick but sir, very generous…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 09-18-2020 09:49 PM

Ok guys, thanks for looking and your comments. I mailed them today to a fellow LJ’er hopefully he’ll make something and share with us

-- 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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Bstrom

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#9 posted 09-18-2020 11:32 PM



Ok guys, thanks for looking and your comments. I mailed them today to a fellow LJ er hopefully he ll make something and share with us

- recycle1943


Thanks again for the cutoffs – I’ll be sure to let you know what I make with them…

-- Bstrom

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#10 posted 09-19-2020 10:19 AM

I have a shitload similar to you… so I don’t need.

However, I’m bloody surprised there weren’t too many offers to pay for the postage… assuming you haven’t been inundated by PM’s.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 09-19-2020 10:46 AM


I have a shitload similar to you… so I don t need.

However, I m bloody surprised there weren t too many offers to pay for the postage.

- LittleBlackDuck

Yeah, I have neat cut offs in various shapes and sizes and get tired of moving them around. A few weeks ago I trashed a bunch of them.
Not too many guys work with pieces so small

-- 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 09-19-2020 12:22 PM

This batch looked like a pretty good size for making small boxes. Heck, I’ve bought packs of small lumber or thick veneer (1/8 thick, 3×12) on eBay when I needed something specific.

I would’ve said something about these, but it looked like I was too late to the game. Oh well.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 09-19-2020 12:39 PM

Dave,
it seems I’ve always got small cutoffs – drop me a line if your looking for something
I would much rather pass it on to a user than in the trash

-- 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 09-19-2020 03:24 PM

Dick, I’m going to be building a hardware cabinet / set of drawers, and I expect I’m going to need 50-60 small drawers. Most sized for a half-pound of nails, or a hundred screws, or what-not. I’ve got a lot of 3/4 pine left over from my bookcases, and I’m planning to resaw that all to 1/4 thick, but I’m also going to need a ton of dividers and such for the cabinet where I think I’ll want something sturdier than pine.

Weird thing about New Mexico… I would normally think of poplar for the drawer sides and backs, but down here poplar is hard to come by. It’s easier to get ash or pine or oak. Guess the cost of trucking it across the country doesn’t make sense for a “utility wood.”

That’ll be this winter, so if you have something you think would be useful, let me know. I can pay for shipping. Don’t really have my local supplies in order enough that I can offer to swap any of the local woods, and I’m not sure if piñon and juniper would be of much interest anyhow. Unless you’re looking to make boomerangs. We’ve got a lot of curvy stuff around here.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 09-19-2020 03:34 PM

Dave, I just looked yesterday and I’ve got probably 100 3’ long 1 1/4” square poplar and oak sticks? Pretty sure I have some 2” square pices mixed in.
The next time I’m out to the storage unit I’ll see how much poplar there is. There might be some maple as well –
I can resaw to 1/4” or 1/8” whichever you want. I can resaw and run them thruy the drum sander and get them all uniform.

let me know how many pieces you might need

-- 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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#16 posted 09-19-2020 05:38 PM

Dick, if you can make them a uniform 1/4, that would be great. If they’re 3 foot long pieces, I should be able to get two drawers from each, so 30-50 pieces would cover me for sure (including miscues). 25 might even do the job, since I’ll probably be doing the drawer fronts in something fancier. I’ve got some 4/4 elm that I might resaw down to 3/8 for drawer fronts…

I’m pretty sure I can use both 1-1/4 and 2” pieces. I think the 100 drawer pulls I bought on sale are 1” tall.

Thanks, for taking a look!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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recycle1943

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#17 posted 09-19-2020 07:41 PM

I went out to the storage – I was way off. Everything is red oak and white oak with a few poplar thrown in. PM on the way – -
I do have some poplar planks – I think they are 3/4” x 12” I can resaw some of that for drawer fronts.

-- 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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#18 posted 09-20-2020 05:25 PM

Dave – here’s what happened today – all of them are 1/16” over size to allow for sanding. If you want, I can take 1/32” off each edge on the table saw

2 – 3” x 29” x 3/8” wormy
2 – 3” x 29” x 1/4” wormy
4 – 2” x 29” x 3/8” wormy
4 – 2” x 29” x 1/4” wormy
1 – 1” x 29” x 3/8” wormy
1 – 1” x 29” x 1/4” wormy

Should give you a pretty good start

-- 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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#19 posted 09-21-2020 02:11 AM

Wow, Dick! That sure should be a pretty good start. Leave them as-is. I can plane off a sixteenth pretty quickly if need be, once I’ve made pencil marks figuring out where the drawer fronts will break and such. That’ll give me a little wiggle room if a worm-hole falls right in a dovetail spot or something.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#20 posted 09-21-2020 02:26 AM

dave
the sixteenth is on the width
thickness is 3/8” & 1/4”

-- 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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#21 posted 09-21-2020 12:56 PM

Yeah, that’s even quicker to plane off than if it was the thickness. And it’s exactly the kind of thing I do when dovetailing boxes. I’ll leave things just a smidge oversized until I have the dovetails marked, cut, and glued up, and then I’ll go along the edges of the box with a block plane to get the sides to align perfectly. It lets me “jiggle” the position of the dovetails a little to avoid flaws in the wood.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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