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  1. Garden Bench out of scrap leftovers

    I started this late in the summer season as a way to get rid of a bunch of larger pine scraps I have had for at least 12 years. You can't burn them in the wood stove… so I held onto them (eg. an old futon base, 2X4 leftovers that were too long to just throw away, etc). I saw this plan online...
  2. Ceramic Knife.

    For Christmas I made some of these. The blades are from Woodcraft. Not inexpensive at all, but for a special person I do not care. I do not know what the scales are from, except from the the bottom of my scrap box. I made a template for the haft and went to work. The glue I used is epoxy. The...
  3. Scrap Storage

    I was tired of keeping all the scrap pieces that I tell myself I will use in buckets and bins all over, so I decided to build something to organize it better. I designed it in Sketchup so that it uses one 4×8' sheet of 3/4" plywood, and less than a 4×4' sheet of 1/4" hardboard. I thought about...
  4. File handles

    I needed handles for a couple of my files I'm using on another project. Whipped up two from scraps around the shop. The smaller is red oak with a ¾" ID piece of aluminum tubing as a ferrule, and the larger is a bit of broom-handle, also with an aluminum ferrule. Both are shorter than normal...
  5. Purpleheart, Roller blades, Dog Toy Oh My!

    I've been wanting an inertia sander for a while, so yesterday I decided to make this! I used left over Rollerblade parts from my steady rest, an old buffing pad I cut down, purple heart scraps, and one of the dogs old dense foam balls. Just being cut it will continue to become bright purple the...
  6. Pizza Peels

    When renovating my basement I saved a mountain of tongue and groove pine from the landfill. While not the most prestigious wood in the world (I believe it was Ponderosa Pine) it has come in very useful for a myriad of projects. As you can see I had lots of cutoffs that were destined for the...
  7. Cart of Blocks

    The cart of blocks is a favorite toy among young children. It introduces them to shapes, colors and eye-hand coordination. This project can easily be completed in a day. Pieces are cut from standard materials. In my case, pine and 3/4" plywood scraps left from other projects. I usually make...
  8. Plant/Display Stand from Scraps

    I have ton of scraps, mostly small pieces, but I refuse to throw anything away. I know I can just build some small shelves, spice racks, etc., but I really wanted to do something more unique. I'm always researching and reviewing ideas and OPP (other people's projects). Simply copying other...
  9. Bookmark

    This is my latest bookmark. These are much like cutting boards, you make one and suddenly you have an idea of how you can use your odds and bobs that are lying around the shop, to make another, then another, then… They're easy to make, don't use a lot of lumber and people fall all over...
  10. Scraps nightstand

    My 14 year old raided the scrap pile this afternoon and produced this nightstand. He found this idea while searching the internet from a PaulY. This is made mostly of white oak & red oak with a little maple and ash. A little talent, some scraps, a 16 oz bottle of glue, some screws (some help...
  11. My Cutoffs & Sheets Cart

    I've seen a few variations of this idea on the website. I decided to combine a few design ideas that I've seen and make my own. It holds quite a bit of stock. This project actually gave me a headache. I didn't draw it up very well, so I kind of designed it as I went. Guess how many sheets of ply...
  12. American Girl Doll Bunk Bed

    I built a bunk bed specifically for an American Girl Doll collection. It was made with hand tools from scraps and cutoffs that were lying around the shop. The finish is one coat of stain and one coat of varnish.
  13. Shop dustpan

    I've been needing a dust pan for my shop for a while. I have a cheap one, but in order to sweep up, I end up having to bend down, and with my bad back, that's no fun. So when I saw the one in Popular Woodworking by The Schwarz, I added that to my to-do list. I cut a couple pieces of elm for the...
  14. Quick Cutting Board

    Decided to use up some of my scraps this weekend after reading this thread. Ripped some left over Curly Maple to 1.75", and used 3/8" strips of Purple Heart, Genuine Mahogany and Wenge. Glued and clamped them with Titebond III for a couple hours, than sanded progressively from 60 grit to 300...
  15. Cutting Board from Scraps

    This being the time of year for Christmas presents, I had to turn one out quickly for my wife's friend. This is a cutting board from scraps of mahogany, oak, walnut, cherry, and maple. I woodburned an image of a tree into the top right hand corner to give it some detail, and I cut the edges at...
  16. "bowl of walnuts", an art project

    Ever made something out of boredom? This is my take on a decorative center piece for the dining room table. After making dovetail keyed splines for a project a while ago, I had a bunch of these funny shaped cut offs. Since I subscribe to the "no such thing as scrap" mantra, I saved them with...
  17. More Cubes

    Once again a game/puzzle from the past. This one is at least 100 years old. 27 cubes glued together to form 7 different shapes, to make a 3×3 cube amongst other things. 6 pieces are made from 4 cubes and are the only 6 shapes that can be made to fit inside the 3×3 cube. The last one is a simple...
  18. Cheese slicers and drying racks

    I know you have seen these before. I glued up scraps and went to apply some finish - ran out of triangles so I used my coat racks as drying racks. These are a great way to use up scraps - even little tiny ones. If you haven't seen these and want to make some, see SPalms project here:
  19. Basic Folding Outfeed Table

    I built this folding outfeed table out of scrap OSB, 2x material, and some old door hinges. My goal was to just have a folding outfeed table for larger sheets of plywood and long stock, as well as to serve as an extra assembly area so that I can finally start working on more than one project at...
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