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I've got quite a big bin of scrap hardwoods now. Theyre not big enough for anything larger than a long trinket box drawer handle or one side of a box.
But I dont want to just burn them. I have rosewood, beech, mahogany, iroku, that kind of wood.

I'm thinking trinkets like you see at craft fairs, but I dont want to start selling. Maybe make a batch and then sell in bulk to a stall holder?
But what shapes? and how to make them?
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If they were all exactly the same thickness, you could rip them all to the same width, laminate them up into a flat panel, then use that as your stock material to make a box or boxes. Someone here on the forum posted pics a while back of a project using scrap wood in that manner.
Set it up like hardwood flooring...staggered end butt joints. A 'plank' 6" x 48" should give you lots of material.
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Dan, the important word here is "scrap".
No two are the same measurement in any direction. and if I started to try to get a uniform size, it would all be grains of sand size.

I was thinking small necklace and bangle shapes, as long as thats not too much hard work.
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Dan, the important word here is "scrap".
No two are the same measurement in any direction. and if I started to try to get a uniform size, it would all be grains of sand size.

I was thinking small necklace and bangle shapes, as long as thats not too much hard work.
Make things like ear rings, crosses to go on a necklaces. Search Google for ideas. Just think of all the hugs and kisses you would get from the ladies you gave them to.

Hmmmmm! I might make some my self. I like hugs and kisses.
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@sunnybob

Dan has a good suggestion there and the parts don't need to be uniform. I've assembled a number of pieces together (previously posted) into 1 slab then ran the slab through my neighbors drum sander to establish a uniform thickness prior to ripping the slab on the TS to make boxes etc. The only cuts I made to any individual piece was in regards to width, but then only to allow them to fit together.

For one planter box I did not sand the slab to uniform thickness but left that random to add a 3D appearance to the sides.

Just a thought.

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These really are odds and sodds. from inch and a half square by 2" long to 6" square x 1/4 thick.

No way will these ever get glued together unless I'm making hardwood particle board.

about 30 lbs weight though, so i dont want to just burn it all. I shall see if a craft stall holder wants to buy it as a job lot.
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Dan, the important word here is "scrap".
When are you kids going to learn? There is no such thing as 'scrap' wood, it's like a unicorn, doesn't exist. There is only small pieces of wood, and sawdust.

So, you send that 'scrap' wood to me, I'll probably make a nice bonfire with it, and I'll pay the shipping costs. Problem solved.

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When are you kids going to learn? There is no such thing as 'scrap' wood, it's like a unicorn, doesn't exist. There is only small pieces of wood, and sawdust.

So, you send that 'scrap' wood to me, I'll probably make a nice bonfire with it, and I'll pay the shipping costs. Problem solved.
If not to Joat then I'll be happy to take it on. For example see my post:
cut off bin to box to planter to--? posted on 01-23-2015

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I'll take a picture later. a miniature model maker might want to work with these pieces, but I dont have the patience.
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see what I mean?

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