I use mine for intarsia ... or, I should say, my
rationaliz^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hjustification for saving small offcuts
is that they would be useful for doing intarsia. SO far I've only
managed to do a couple of simple intarsia projects.
I have a shelf for pieces of exotics or exceptional figured woods
that are large enough to make small boxes or be panels for boxtops.
If they get too small for that, I store them in one of two Rubbermaid
bins. The first one is for pieces that I see as having some real
value, and the second is for wood to go in the outdoor firepit or
barbeque. I periodically sort through the first bin and move stuff
from there to the firewood bin.
It's amazing how scraps that seemed vaulable at one time don't look
like much when they're filling up the bin to the point of overflowing.
I also keep one of those big plastic "painter's buckets" nearby and
toss long thin scraps in that. They usually wind up as firewood or
Management of wood cut-offs is a relatively simple process.
First, you need to sort and store by species.
Secondly, you should sort by size and thickness.
Third, as needed, toss into woodburner. The pieces too large for the woodburner
probably shouldn't have been in the scrap pile.
I hope this helps.
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I put them carefully in a big box for later use, where the termites
get to them within a couple of months. Sometimes I sft threough them
and get bitten by a spider.
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