The Best Way to Save Hardwood Scraps

It's not a bad idea to keep some concrete form tubes around the shop for hardwood scraps.

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Perfect Storage Containers For Hardwood Scraps

Short hardwood scraps are too good to throw away but hard to store neatly. So I bought a 4-ft. tube form made for concrete footings, cut it in half (the cardboard-like material cuts easily) and set the tubes on end. I tack the tubes to a wall or a bench leg so they don’t fall over. With the hardwood scraps stored upright, it’s easy to find a piece just the right length. Tube forms are available in various diameters for $5 and up at home centers. — Bill Wells

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