How do y’all deal with scraps? I hate throwing them away, but they accumulate so fast. Any creative ideas?
I keep anything I can cut an earring out of, so, like 2x2.
Soooo… search! It’s been discussed a lot.
seems best use for scraps is hold down pins, and drink coasters
It also comes in handy to test trial settings for a project that will use that material.
I especially keep PG stuff…again, like @tjones said, if i can cut an earring, i’m keeping it.
Any small design, and then glue one or two 10-cent neodymium disc magnets on the back.
I have a hard time getting any glue to keep the magnets on, even if I rough up the magnet surface beforehand. I have tried Gorilla Wood Glue and a couple of types of Super Glue (CA?)
I sand my magnets and use plain old wood glue. Seems to hold really well.
I used CA glue (super glue) and it seems to work fine… some of the homemade magnets on my fridge are a couple years old.
I’m partial to Gorilla brand gel super glue, myself.
I engrave a pocket for the magnet a hundredth or so undersized and press the magnet in, no glue needed.
I’ve devoted this evening to getting rid of some of my scrap wood.
I have about 100 sheets of 1/8" maple plywood that I cut two 8x8" signs out of, leaving a 3-4" strip of unused wood on each sheet.
I’m turning those strips into wooden flowers. Scored and cut, no engraving. I can fit 50 on each 4" strip. Bagging them up in 100 packs to sell as a craft supply.
I have a drawer of that stuff and find a lot of what I need in it.
Also an Amazon box with larger pieces. I don’t break into another sheet until I search through the remnants.
Good idea for the scrap!
If I can pare it down to fit in a drawer that’d be great. I already filled half my garbage can with scrap draftboard, but still have this left… I’d estimate about 200 partially used 12x20 sheets of maple and walnut plywood. There’s also several boxes full of acrylic scrap underneath the table out of frame.
and here I thought you had a cool record collection
Oh, Yeah. I have a box for the acrylic too. Your material stash is magnificent.
What a great idea to sell them in packs!
I turn them into key chains like this and donate them to my local dog rescue. They sell them at their adoption events and get to keep all profits.