Clean up time

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PeteM

Pete
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I finally decided it was time to do some thinning out of my cutoff pile.
The stack is a bit over 3 1/2' wide, 2 1/2' high and 5' deep.
This is the stuff that is really scrap and it's headed to the burn pile at my sons house.



Next I have to go through my "Good Scraps" to see what I really want to keep!

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions . . . . .

pete
 

Bill Clemmons

Bill
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Pete, you are a lot more disciplined than I am. I just can't seem to bring myself to do what you're doing: YET! :no:

Bill
 

bwat

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Bill
This is part of my wood disase, can't do it unless I am forced to...like making room for a new tool.
 

KenOfCary

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Ken
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The space in my shop would double if I could just find the discipline to discard the marginal cutoffs. - Ken.
 

Bugle

Preston
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How many times have we said "Better keep that. I could probably use it for something"?
 

Mike Davis

Mike
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I use small stuff like that all the time. If anybody has small scraps, especially of exotics, please let me know. I'd love to have it.
 

Mark Stewart

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Mark
I use small stuff like that all the time. If anybody has small scraps, especially of exotics, please let me know. I'd love to have it.
+1 to what Mike says all the stuff I get is someones castoffs remember one mans scrap is another mans glue ups:rotflm:

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Mark
 

scsmith42

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Scott Smith
Mike / Mark: Y'all wouldn't believe the QSO that gets burned in my BBQ pit.... I'll have to start setting some aside.

Scott
 

ScottM

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Most pens can be turn from scraps that are 5/8" square by 5" long. It ain't scrap until it is sawdust.
 

richlife

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Rich
I like that last idea, Bill. And here's hoping next time I'll actually be able to make it to the picnic!

Discarding scraps is a huge problem. Or rather, not discarding them. I collect the smallest stuff in paper bags to use or give away as kindling (the "kindling" wood has gotten larger over the years). "Usable stuff" collects -- ever notice that? Some I use for testing router and saw setups, etc. But the "good scrap" bin overfloweth.

Rich
 

jdulaney

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John
I also do model boats, trains, etc. and small stuff is very useful (althought I may have a lifetimes supply of 3/4X3/4 maple thanks to a cabinet maker I meet at Merlefest every year).
 

scsmith42

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Scott Smith
Mike, I just sold out of what I had, but I've got another log set up awaiting milling. Probably later this year.

Can you let me know when you get some 5/4 QS sycamore in 10-12 inch widths? I'd probably take a couple hundred dollars worth.
 

pviser

paul
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I agree with several of my colleagues above. Just last week, I finally used some cherry shorts by drum sanding them down to 1/8" (using double-sided tape on a 3/4" panel of plywood), then using this thick veneer to make sock feet for my latest table project.
 
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