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kellyyouse

05:35PM | 12/22/04
Member Since: 09/11/02
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Being a wavering decision-maker, I wanted to ask you woodworkers out there where you draw the line with saving scrap lumber? I've been saving almost every leftover piece, but I have this eerie image of opening my shop one day and having a scrap avalanche. . .is there a point where something can be too small?

Thanks!

Kelly

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theeagle

06:06PM | 12/22/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
thats why wood stoves are so handy. but unless my son can use then for his creations, i leave anything that can be made into some type of moulding or trim and burn the rest.


tperez

09:07AM | 12/23/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
I guess I'm like most people. I save the small pieces of hard woods that can be made into corner brackets. Anything smaller than that and it gets tossed or burned with the soft woods. I also use the small pieces for making plugs to hide recessed screw holes.

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whit.millwork

06:04AM | 12/25/04
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
if i cant make 3/4" cove or quarter round out of it, i pitch it. might keep a few smaller pieces around, but not much. if i get a job where i need several hundred feet of quarter round, ive usually got that and then some in scrap. a lumber yard owner friend once told me that there is no such thing as a scrap pile, there is just some boards smaller than others.
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