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While glue is drying on a regular project, I make up some of the little handy items that make life easier in the shop or office from the scarps in the wood bin
The first one is a desk organizer for the incoming mail, the papers to be filed and the top has all those address labels I get from everywhere. It is made from oak plywood with solid edges and a solid wood block to hold the scissors in a handy place. I cut the grooves in the plywood and then added the solid edge bands to cover the slots and hide the core. It is finished with Zar 120 stain and lacquer.

The second one is a little shelf to hold my three bottles of Titebond glue that used to sit all over the shop and I'd have to hunt for the right one. Now they have a home and I know right where to find them.
By the way, these mustard bottles are way more easier to use than the original glue bottles and they are FREE!
..........................Jim

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I love the mustard rack! I'll have to keep that in mind and hang onto mine. I've been thinking of using Ketchup bottles, the new ones that you keep upside down, we go through more of those than mustard bottles.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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COOL little projects… to use up some SCRAP!
I like that kind of stuff!

I've often wondered about how the Mustard bottles would work…
... will have to pay more attention to those bottles!
... and try it out!

Thank you very much!
 

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Absolutely! I like the idea of the scissors with the bills….............. cut the bills up, instead of payin em??? hahaha jus kiddin. I know, I'm messed up. Gr8 way to recycle some scraps and cut-offs
 

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I love using up scraps especially for something so useful. I also like using mustard bottles for wood glue, never have to worry about the cap glueing itself in place. Good job.
 

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Great way to use those scraps, definitely has given us lots of ideas Jim, well done.
 

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Solid, relevant projects. Great execution. Boxless thinking … from a box maker, and mustard on the side.
 

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So now you're a Scrap merchant Jim, :: )))
A couple of handy projects there Mate, I do like the letter rack
Pete
 

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Hey Jim ,that's awsome and so practical
 

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Thank you all for all the nice comments! I save almost everything for a next project!!

G'day, Pete. I was a recycling scrap merchant before it was cool. Today I was painting with paint in a plastic can with a screw on lid. I was going to throw away the empty can but decided to wash it and save the threaded sections to embed in some wood project!! That will be coming in the future!!

Take care,Mate…..........Jim
 

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Jim, this is right up my track also.
Things need to have a place or we spend too much time looking.
Nice organizer.
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads
 

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I like it. Nice job.
 

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You do real good with making use of your scrap wood. I like the letter organizer the best.
 
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