So making puzzle boxes you do a lot of testing… So I end up with literally hundreds of sheets of scrap wood. I would love to know what you all do with your scrap wood as I’m wondering if there is something I’m missing that I could benefit even more form my scrap.
Below is a little video where I share my thoughts on what I’m doing with my scrap wood currently
Periodically I go out with a friend and give him a big box of scrap wood. He painstakingly peels off any masking left on and uses it for kindling inside and out. I usually gift him something I made as well. Win win!
Yes, firewood! Of course I live in the country where that is the norm…
I also have a lot of small designs that use up those small unused spaces… keychains, refrigerator magnets, zipper pulls, miniatures, etc. Just search for my free designs and you’ll find many ‘scrap’ design uses.
I had a huge box of acrylic cutoffs that I had to send to the dumpster. That was sad.
I spent three hours cleaning my garage yesterday. I can’t believe all the stuff I was accumulating for the Glowforge and other projects. It was a purge. But I did find a case of 4x4" white tiles that had forgotten about.
The solid wood scraps go into my honeybee smoker.
So in some some sense, our beeswax candles are made
with the helped of the glowforge. I have also used bigger scraps after
taking off the masking in my food smoker.
Plywood scraps are good kindling.
During the long wait for delivery, I hoarded cardboard, and think I used it probably 4 times.
Having been graced with a pre-release the company was generous with a store credit for materials, and I preferred testing on the actual material I would use, so I recycled probably 50 pounds of that stuff. If it comes to where I need cardboard to test, there is always an ample supply of “Amazon Kindling”.
The only time I started a …slow burn (it never flared) with cardboard was when I accidentally selected my corriboard setting instead of my cardboard setting. It’s very reliable material, if you’re getting fires you need to do more settings testing.
Once I have my basic pieces settled I’ll do it in wood, but it’s hard to argue with free testing materials!