Re: [MedievalSawdust] What todo with 3/4 plywood scrap?
- I keep pieces like that in a box near my workbench. They get used for
all kinds of things:
shims, reenforcements, etc
jigs, set-up spacers, etc
throw-away buffers/protectors (placed under pieces I'm drilling/cutting,
On 03/19/2012 11:36 PM, Scot Eddy wrote:
> The title pretty much says it all. I have smallish pieces about the size
> of a sheet of paper (a few are long and narrow).
> What can I do with them? I hate to waste it, but the drive to throw junk
> away is pretty strong. Any ideas?
> Grace and Peace,
- Do you need any jigs for particular projects? 3/4 is stiff enough, and
those pieces are a size that often goes into such things. Band saws and
table saws can use a lot of those for tenoning and other special cuts, and
routers need a ton of jigs.
Even hand tool workers have uses for them. Pieces that size would make
bench hooks (Screw/glue a block to the top side of one end and the bottom
side of the other end. Hook a block over your bench and one or two bench
hooks can support a board for handsawing, chiseling, etc. and keep your
tools from cutting into the bench.)
Glue up two or three into a stack and bore holes to organize drill bits,
chisels, carving tools, etc. Cut them in half the long way and mount on
wall brackets for tool racks.
I just used a piece of 3/4 as a base for laminating some bulletwood
scraps; now I'm carving a hollow in the bulletwood for dishing out blades
for fireplace shovels.