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Forum topic by myxology posted 02-16-2019 10:57 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2019 10:57 PM

I have these off cuts from some live slabs. They are about 26”x16”x1 1/4”. They are pine. I hate to toss them. Any ideas of what to do with them? They wouldn’t make good cutting boards as they are too soft.

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#1 posted 02-16-2019 11:32 PM

End tables or night stands

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#2 posted 02-17-2019 12:53 AM

They would make some sweet rustic doors to a cabinet. Thick, but would still be nice

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#3 posted 02-17-2019 01:59 AM

A tower bookcase.

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#4 posted 02-17-2019 01:20 PM

Cut into stacker strips.

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#5 posted 02-17-2019 07:06 PM

I usually put something like that in collection of wood scraps and eventually I find a use. Off hand I can’t think of anything I would use them for.

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#6 posted 02-17-2019 07:17 PM

I’d hate to burn them too but since it’s not alder into the burn pile it would go.

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#7 posted 02-18-2019 01:08 AM

I just came up with a great use for them. I’m super new to hand tools, so I’m going to practice with my hand planes on them. The other thing I’d like to do is work on resawing on my band saw, so I will use them for that too. Thanks for the other ideas too. I may still use one or two of them. :)

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 02:29 AM

Well, once you practice on one, you could make a great shop stool.

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