At the beginning of the year I try to take the time to clean up the shop. Maybe even toss a few scraps that I know I’ll never use…regardless of how many things I try to convince myself I can make from them. And this year is no exception, as painful as it can be!
Just as I was about to toss away a small offcut of some beautiful Brazilian Rosewood (which I couldn’t toss the last few years either) I ended up giving it one more stay of execution, and man am I glad I did!
That evening I was standing in the checkout lane, picking up last minute items for dinner, and I saw a two pack of inexpensive bottle openers. Immediately the proverbial light bulb flickered on.
At $1.39 for these two blah looking bottle openers, it was the perfect price to pay to find a use for this piece of scrap.
I’m sure you also have a few scraps laying around the shop. What other small and unusual projects have you come up with to keep from tossing them?
The most obvious use is for accent pieces in larger projects, but I’m sure there’s a few ideas like these bottle openers. Leave a comment below and share your ideas.