Glad you brought that up...
I use a lot of my small scrap for backup blocks on the drill press and quick
Also, I keep scrap around that I've used for dado tests... always something I'm
gluing drilling or sanding that fits in the dado for a hold down or jig.
Please remove splinters before emailing
There is no such thing as "scrap" lumber. There's useless pieces, but
it's all good stuff. (For the really obsessive, you can get ice shavers
to make your small 1"x1"x1" piece of wood into a bunch of shavings.)
My general rule of thumb is that if it's smaller than my hand, it's
probably going to be faster to cut a piece that size than it will to find
one, so they're not worth keeping track of.
Wise is the man who attempts to answer his question before asking it.
To email me directly, send a message to puckdropper (at) fastmail.fm
When my children were small, we were a one-income family so on a very
tight budget. Star Trek was big then, first time around. My sons loved
it. Neighbor gave us a box of 1x2 hardwood scraps, most about 3 inches
long. Many of them, combined with a bit of paint, miscellaneous
upholstery tacks, some bottle caps, etc., became phasers for an entire
group of little boys. That was a wee bit ago; many of those little boys
are fathers with sons of their own and some still have those phasers.
One never knows what those insigificant scraps can become.
A 3x5-foot sheet of 1/4-inch plywood painted with chalkboard paint became
a control panel for their "ship." One just never knows.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.