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    once again, disposing of old sheets of plywood

    After spending the week before cleaning out the shop, trying to de-ipe myself and my surroundings, I decided after 2 years all the old sheets of plywood had to go.
    I spent almost one entire day cutting the really bad stuff down(nail holes, warped, painted on, stained all over), into proper sizes for my local trash haulers.
    Taped and tied it all up nice and neat, dont need a problem with these guys.

    Started to go out today and make another cut off point, figured if I havent used it yet, and it has paint on in, minus any nail holes, its gotta go.
    So I decided to look at a picture and make a lawn ornament for halloween.
    Im not sure how the painting of it will turn out, but Ill give it my best shot.

    If ned was a nice guy, hed let me borrow his band saw for the next cartoon cutout, this was a job with a hand jigsaw.
    (this was a 49inch piece, maybe 34 inches wide, but it had stain all over the back, and was chipped all over, had to go)
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    Great idea Allen. Get some use out of it before discarding. Maybe take the sting out of getting rid of wood.

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    OK, we see the picture of you holding an orange bucket. Where is the cut-out?
    Frugal ole me would never throw out plywood. A use always comes along.

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    Aye Carumba!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meiser View Post
    Aye Carumba!
    Don't have a cow, man!

    Allen, one of the best Jack-O-Lanterns I've seen was a Bart Simpson head. It used a cylindrical yellow squash for the head, with the top cut in a zig-zag to mimic the spiky hair. What really sold it though was the eyes. They were made of a ping pong ball that had been cut in half. A dot in the center of each with a marking pen, and they had the perfect "bulging eyes" look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    OK, we see the picture of you holding an orange bucket. Where is the cut-out?
    Frugal ole me would never throw out plywood. A use always comes along.
    Ive been holding on to old sheets for 2 years at least, and Im getting tired of moving them back and forth. Most have been used and had holes in them.
    I always feel like Im going to use it for something, but then decide if Im building something new, I want clean fresh surface.
    I gotta go prime that boy and start painting.

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    That's a great idea Allen. My wife has been itching to get some halloween decorations going, so might have to "borrow" this one.
    Darren

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    my daughter is not around to paint this one, and after priming, I decided to give it a try. Its a total disaster, but I cut it, so Ill finish it. (and it really is a disaster since at one point I thought I could draw, but bart looks like he might have something seriously wrong with him now)
    Ill keep working on it this weekend, maybe get it presentable or not embarrassed to put out on the lawn.
    and if I do put it on the lawn, Ill just tell the kids its barts ugly cousin.
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    I think along the lines of Frank. I keep wood till it is physically to small to do anything with. I will I can illustrate with some pen blank cutoffs:
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    There are no mistakes in woodworking until you run out of wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Kight View Post
    I think along the lines of Frank. I keep wood till it is physically to small to do anything with. I will I can illustrate with some pen blank cutoffs:
    Dude, if you're out of wood, we could maybe take up a collection or something.

    That little hollow form is sweet.
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