Something from Nothing!
At the last 3 fairs, I managed to sell out of bread boards. We have the holiday fairs coming up starting in November and I decided to make more breadboards (duh!) but change the handles a bit. So I made 11 19 inch x 5 inch bread boards and had all these little rectangles left over from cutting the handles. Now, being someone who hates to waste wood, I wondered what to do with them. I had this idea of making a single cutting board with all these scraps (22 of them to be exact). I had to square each one up and make a jig to hold them. The biggest problem was getting enough clamps on them as I had to stagger the rows to be sure I got good coverage with the glue (and that they would look good). The first and last pictures are the cutting board… the other 3 are the bread boards. Now I know what to do with all those handle scraps!
Thanks for looking!!
Someday one of these woodworking websites will give a prize for the best use of scraps! Maybe I’ll win that one ;-)