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post #21 of 27 Old 11-22-2017, 06:52 PM
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This is why I have nooks and crannies to shove every toothpick sized scrap into not to mention all the somewhat larger areas. The shop is beginning to resemble one of those big piles of discarded pallets behind factories .. The problem I have with tossing it out is we're limited on trash day and my burn pile is already filled with yard scraps I never seem to get around to burning..
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post #22 of 27 Old 11-22-2017, 09:34 PM
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I have a scrap bin and every morsel of leftover wood goes in there. It gets used when I run out of kindling.
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Realized that I left some thing out. Most of my smaller turning wood, is actually scraps from a pallet making operation. The local saw mill cuts out 7 ft long 4x6's for a machine company to make packing pallets. When he trims the lengths to 7 ft, the cut off's go in a pile, which is free for anyone who can use it. Picked up about 30 pieces of poplar 10 to 20 inches long just this past monday. He sometimes cuts the pieces out of cherry and black walnut. A year ago, there were about 100 x 10 to 20 inch pieces of elm. The pieces of oak are sometimes used for turning, but, generally I take the oak for my grill or the local lions club to use for fires at their park. so in actuality, most of my wood, comes from somebody's scrap pile. .
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If your shop is compressed from scraps, it's time to clean shop....
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I'm here with you. Every time I do get rid of small pieces, I'm right back in the store buying a new board only for a small piece. I just can't seem to do it anymore, but my wife sure wants to jump in and get a dumpster. LOL
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That's a pretty good score, I could do a ton things with those.

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Realized that I left some thing out. Most of my smaller turning wood, is actually scraps from a pallet making operation. The local saw mill cuts out 7 ft long 4x6's for a machine company to make packing pallets. When he trims the lengths to 7 ft, the cut off's go in a pile, which is free for anyone who can use it. Picked up about 30 pieces of poplar 10 to 20 inches long just this past monday. He sometimes cuts the pieces out of cherry and black walnut. A year ago, there were about 100 x 10 to 20 inch pieces of elm. The pieces of oak are sometimes used for turning, but, generally I take the oak for my grill or the local lions club to use for fires at their park. so in actuality, most of my wood, comes from somebody's scrap pile. .

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post #27 of 27 Old 11-28-2017, 09:57 AM
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LoL..........not a problem, Mesquite is my favorite BBQ wood. If it don't get made into something it gets cooked with.

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