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    Today's the day I got disgusted because I have heaps of wood scraps in no particular order. Yep, I'm one of those who has thrown them into a box in the corner behind me while I cut. Then, being the usual kind of intarsia person, I go digging through the rubble looking for the perfect piece of wood. Well, the pile of wood scraps fell over this morning and I decided to "organize". I'll let y'all know when I come out the other side of the mess. What was I thinking????? The trash man is going to wonder what happened. Can't burn the stuff down here what with all the burning restrictions. Remind me of this next year when I have to organize all over again because I fell back into my bad habits.

    Jan

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    Hmmmmmmmm, I've only got three 5 gallon buckets full of "too good to toss" scraps. Yep, we're probably all in the same boat. LOL
    Pat
    Woodworking is Therapy.... some of us need more therapy than others.

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    • #3
      Jan

      Organizing usually means you will never find anything when you need it. Just quit while your ahead.
      Tim

      In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

      I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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      • #4
        Ha ha ha I thought I was the only one with this problem. I have a ton of to small to use, to good to chunk, pieces. I keep thinking I'll make keychains or something unfortunately I just keep on thinking of it but not acting on it. Maybe when winter comes again I'll have a nice fire myself. Unless I too get buried in scraps first.

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        • #5
          The good news is I've now dragged out 5 large plastic storage bins and have sorted the wood scraps into them in what appears to be reasonable categories: Poplar, exotics, domestic hardwoods, aspen & blue pine, and assorted softwoods. Right now my corner looks verrrrrry neat. That should last about a day. The other good news is that the job turned into a treasure hunt. There were some good chunks of exotics in there! Oh happy day!!!!!! At this rate I won't have to go buy any wood for a while.

          Jan

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          • #6
            A friend of mine once asked me if I had any scrap wood for his fireplace.
            I informed him that "scrollers do not have scrap. They only have diminishing dementional inventory."

            John

            Old Dust

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            • #7
              I've now dragged out 5 large plastic storage bins and have sorted the wood scraps into them in what appears to be reasonable categories: Poplar, exotics, domestic hardwoods, aspen & blue pine, and assorted softwoods.
              Geez Jan - that sounds like way too much organization for me.
              Ok, I'll grant you that you found some stuff you didn't know you had - good for you! - but now you know what you've got, there' ll be no more surprises for a while. Me, I like to be surprised by finding something every day. It helps balance the two to three hours I lose tearing my hair out looking for something I was sure was in a particular spot.

              PS - still haven't found my glasses or that angle gauge I lost 2 weeks back which I guess means I still haven't bottomed organizing my workshed - LOL!
              Jim in Mexico

              Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
              - Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Oh, Oh, Jim, those glasses & that angle gauge is something you need to organize. I try to put all tools that I use, right back where they came from. I don't have the memory that I used to have, so it sure saves me looking for days on end, trying to find something important. I just don't have the time to be looking for days on end , at my age ! By the way, how can you find anything without your glasses????
                PERK

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                • #9
                  Amigo, you are obviously infested with gremlins like we are. It has finally come to the point where we shrug our shoulders, say something akin to #$%^& gremlins, then sit back and wait until they see fit to return whatever it was they hid from us. As for organization, I wouldn't believe for a moment that it will last for long if I were you. There's too much of an ingrained bad habit involved which means that in about a day I'll be throwing all the "good" scraps over my shoulder into the box which houses aspen right now.

                  Good luck with the gremlins and the glasses.

                  Jan

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