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post #1 of 18 Old 10-31-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

If you had presents to build and all you had left were these?



Stay tuned and follow along as these sows ears become Christmas presents....

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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You could make toothpicks and soak them in cinnamon oil. You could probably give everyone two!

Actually if you re-saw those you could stretch them by a factor of 2 or 3 and make some kind of little boxes or gizmos.




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You could make toothpicks and soak them in cinnamon oil. You could probably give everyone two!

Actually if you re-saw those you could stretch them by a factor of 2 or 3 and make some kind of little boxes or gizmos.

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OMG those were the rage when I was in high school!!

I'm thinking live edge business card holders like this.


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I guess it would depend upon how large those actually are. I like the idea of a set of boxes but I see a sign in that live edge piece. Maybe something carved or burned...
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Slab coffee table could work depending on the size of those pieces
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LOL... they are way too small for a table unless its for a doll house.

The top piece is part of a reclaimed pallet. Its 13"x3"x9/16". The bottom piece is all that is left of the Walnut I used for the candle holder I already showed you guys. Its from the area that was on the inside after I resawed the larger piece.

The top one should be ready for finishing tomorrow. The bottom one will take a few more days, but will hopefully be ready by the weekend.

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How about re-sawing, gluing them together, and turn some small items? Experiment with different grain directions.

Harrison, at your service!
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How about finding photos and making live edge picture frames?



just an idea I did with the rips off some cherry.

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Kenbo made some nice letter openers awhile ago. Great idea for small scraps.
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First of all a great big thank you to everyone who offered suggestions. Except for the flavored tooth picks I had though about and rejected most of those ideas even before posting. The pieces simply are not large enough for resawing and I'm not skilled enough to make signs (yet).

I'm going to show you what happened to the larger piece (the one at the top of the photo in my first post). That piece came from an old pallet that my Sister-in-Law gave me a couple of years ago when I was complaining that I needed materials but could not afford to buy wood.

It just happens to be the last piece I have from 4 pallets. All the rest has been used in projects. I figured it was only fitting that I return it to her.... Slightly modified....





I used some of the left over Purple Heart from the other candle holders I've made for my daughters to create a sort of tripod support, created curved sides at the band saw, and drilled 5 2" holes 1/4" deep in the piece of pallet wood, Attached the tripod with 3 #4x 3/4 screws that are counter bored approx half way through the legs, sanded everything to 220, hit it with 3 coats of clear satin spray poly. And the result is ready to be presented at the family Christmas party.

The plans for the small piece of Walnut are also to make a candle holder, but this one will be very much different.... I'll show you when its finished.

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Looks good man! Very nice use of scrap wood. Live edge seems to be all the rage these days. SWMBO has been asking me to build some live edge things for her store.

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Good use of recycled wood for a fine Christmas present. I'm sure she'll really enjoy it.
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mmmmmm...

me likey!

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Looks good man! Very nice use of scrap wood. Live edge seems to be all the rage these days. SWMBO has been asking me to build some live edge things for her store.
Ok here is where the OLD shines through.... What is a SWMBO? Single White Male Blonde Obese? Some Woman Married But Obstinate? Help the old guy out will ya?

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Sorry, buddy, I spend way too much time on the internet.

She Who Must Be Obeyed.
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Ooh - I love what you did with that one piece. Very nice! Can't wait to see how the Walnut turns out.
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Weather is predicted to be cold for the next few days. What I have in mind to do requires temperatures to be at least 74. So I may have to put off doing much more than I've done already on that one. I'll upload some photos tonight in a different thread. More of a build thread for anyone interested.

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Boo cold! :(

Today I was working outside and was absolutely frigid! Makes me more prone to slacking and inaccurate measurements.
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