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    I give my best scraps to local jewelers and crafts people. The lesser stuff I burn in the sauna.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    I give my best scraps to local jewelers and crafts people. The lesser stuff I burn in the sauna.
    That's a cool ring. Tell us about it.
    I seem to recall fancy kitchen cabinets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug W View Post
    I seem to recall fancy kitchen cabinets.
    Oh, you're right Doug. Most of that was scrap too. But with koa getting so expensive these days I've been wondering what the cabinets would look like without the doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    Oh, you're right Doug. Most of that was scrap too. But with koa getting so expensive these days I've been wondering what the cabinets would look like without the doors.
    Or you could string up your kitchen! Imagine that: every koa door with 4 strings, the sound being determined by the cupboard's content. Nice.
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    I'm a very small volume builder but I still have boxes full of scrap and cut-offs that I can't bring myself to burn in the wood stove. I use scrap for blocks, braces, heel caps, peg head veneers, and end grafts. Below pictures of tiny pieces of scrap which came in handy for end grafts and peg heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moore Bettah Ukuleles View Post
    Oh, you're right Doug. Most of that was scrap too. But with koa getting so expensive these days I've been wondering what the cabinets would look like without the doors.


    I will take the 7th door from the bottom left...looks like a nice back and side for a MB.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    Here's a link to the squarespace page for those rings. (Sorry if posting a link is inappropriate).

    http://jaredsringshop.squarespace.com/

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