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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on, and
have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?




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Need to find a modelmaker?

Need to find a wooden jewelry maker?

Need to find some smaller projects yourself?

I could get four to eight hunks of wood for my last foray into jewelry
(wood and wire bracelets/necklaces) out of the piece we can see both
ends of in your picture - though it might be a bit thick yet.

N.B. I'm more in the "found myself some smaller projects" than the "I'd
call myself a jeweler" category. But they seem pretty decent, when I
have time to bother with making them.

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Pack-Rat-ititis ?


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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on,
and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?



Never! :~)

Glue a contrasting piece between those and you have unique pen turning
blanks.

Or, something to start the fire with.


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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on,
and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?


Yes. it is called making barbecue. Those scraps are good in a smoker or for
grilling a steak. No need to waste any good hardwood, even some of the
sawdust can be used for cold smoking.




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Compulsive hoarding.

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A lack of imaginationG.

1) Seriously, BAR-B-CUE as has been mentioned.

2) Glue up dissimilar woods using scarf joints as required.

Fire up the lathe and create some interesting stuff.

WHAT? "NO LATHE", you say.

Well now you have a reason to buy oneG.

Have fun.

Lew


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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on,
and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?


I really think this would be a good tme to set up a central storage
place, where all the worthless valuable bits get sent. Then anyone
who does glue ups or small stuff can come an get a box load, leave a
buck or two for coffee and everyone is happy.

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Keith Carlson wrote:

Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I
put the time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to
width, and so on, and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking
"It's got to be good for something!" Yet I know I've got several
small piles of worthless valuable scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?


I throw my potentially usable scrap in a big bin. Much of it gets used
one way or another.

One option you might consider is craigslist.org. If you have piles of
hardwood scrap that you'd rather see used than burned, take a picture
and post an ad in craigslist offering the scrap for free. Maybe in the
next town is a poor old retired guy that makes things using small
pieces of wood and your scrap would be his jackpot.

Joe Barta
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I have some pieces of coco boala (sp) that are about 1/4" sq X 1/2" long...
still saving them, just in case.

I suppose it depends on what you think you might be able to do with them
Maybe make some wee tiny little boxes, to put sparkly things in.

K.

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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on, and
have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?






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I had some mahogany last year that I used to make guitar body blanks to
sell on eBay. It was smooth on 2 sides and rough sawn on the edges. I
cut about 1/16th of each edge to make them uniform, and threw the
"scraps" in the scrap bin.

Then about 3 months later, I was building a guitar from parts, and
needed some very thin pieces of wood to shim a neck to the correct angle
with the body to get the action of the strings down nice and low. Those
scraps came in real handy.



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You mean everyone doesn't do this? I didn't know I had a
condition.......hmmmmmm



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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on,
and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?




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On Tue, 20 May 2008 00:39:05 GMT, "Keith Carlson"
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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on, and
have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?



I use scraps like thoes for pocket knives. I laminate them to the
sides of an army folder type pocket knife and shape them with a
sander. Finish with 3 or 4 coats of tung oil and give them to friends
and family. Usualy only very nice grain selection is saved for a knife
the rest works great in the fire pit.
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 09:59:15 -0400, "Kenneth Norton"
wrote:

You mean everyone doesn't do this? I didn't know I had a
condition.......hmmmmmm


what condition?

Someone took up an old oak parquet floor made of squares that break
down into pieces which look to be very similar in size. You might not
believe the trouble I'm willing to go through to make them usable
without knowing what in the world I'd use it for. Try this out, in a
toaster oven I heat a tray of them up so the adhesive melts somewhat.
Then I scrape this off with a chisel and begin sanding ... by hand ...
using 3 grits of paper ... and of course there are complications,
gouges, etc ...

Always thought of making a small box of some sort or more likely a
mosaic tray of differently stained pieces ... also though I've yet to
do it, err use it, carving a usable dowel / plug or two from a piece
is easy.

Any other ideas?




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Sometimes it's tough to throw out even the smallest scraps. Once I put the
time into flattening, edging, thicknessing, ripping to width, and so on,
and have scrap like this, I can't help thinking "It's got to be good for
something!" Yet I know I've got several small piles of worthless valuable
scrap lying around.
Does this condition have a name?




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On Mon, 02 Jun 2008 23:42:23 -0500, Mallet Head
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 09:59:15 -0400, "Kenneth Norton"
wrote:

You mean everyone doesn't do this? I didn't know I had a
condition.......hmmmmmm


what condition?

Someone took up an old oak parquet floor made of squares that break
down into pieces which look to be very similar in size. You might not
believe the trouble I'm willing to go through to make them usable
without knowing what in the world I'd use it for. Try this out, in a
toaster oven I heat a tray of them up so the adhesive melts somewhat.
Then I scrape this off with a chisel and begin sanding ... by hand ...
using 3 grits of paper ... and of course there are complications,
gouges, etc ...

Always thought of making a small box of some sort or more likely a
mosaic tray of differently stained pieces ... also though I've yet to
do it, err use it, carving a usable dowel / plug or two from a piece
is easy.

Any other ideas?



Scrap is too small to save when you have run out of storage space.
When I need to build something small or a jig, those boxes of cut-offs
and scraps will usually help me out. Now if I can only stop the SWMBO
from telling me my shop is too cluttered.
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