The Scrap Challenge

Rob Johnstone Photo

Recently I have been cleaning out my storage unit and trying to find space in my garage for all the must-have stuff. (I ask myself the question, does it bring me joy? Darn right it does!)

This winnowing exercise has actually gone better than expected. If I have not used something for eight years, it is hard to argue that I still need it. But then there are the pieces of exceptional wood that are just too good to throw away. So good!

I know this is a challenge that every single woodworker has addressed, so I am curious how you all have done it. Please, give me a bit of direction.

Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal

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