It is currently Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:39 am

 

What to do with scraps-Ideas?

CNC Plasma Cutters are amazing and there is always plenty of knowledge to share and discuss. Use the CNC plasma cutters general forum for this purpose.
Shellylucas
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:59 am
Contact:

What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby Shellylucas » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:28 am

The husband and I are trying to come up with ideas for the small pieces of scraps we always have. Anyone want to share with what you do with scraps I would say under 8"? What do you make out of that? We did make a couple bottle openers.

User avatar
acourtjester
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 2400
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:04 pm
Location: Pensacola, Fla
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby acourtjester » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:31 am

Since I like to turn clip art into 3D effected wall hanging I break the image into many small parts to attached to the total background.
Creating many small cut jobs and grouping many small parts (letters,of objects) on scraps is how I use them. :)
yos sam brake up image.jpg

DSCN2250.JPG
DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig

User avatar
hdfaster
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 324
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:38 pm
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby hdfaster » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:50 am

Here is something I enjoy cutting and handing out to veterans when I meet them.

Image
Military Branches.dxf
(49.13 KiB) Downloaded 85 times

Jack of all trades
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:31 am
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby Jack of all trades » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:18 pm

nice thanks.

mrbuildit
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 41
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:22 am
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby mrbuildit » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:29 pm

bottle openers.... I cut them and just pile them in a box labeled 5.00 your choice.

jimcolt
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 2519
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby jimcolt » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:52 am

lizards of all sizes. A local art store and garden shop buy them by the dozens. Just scale them, paste them on your material between cuts to use up steel. the smallest sell for a dollar (about one pennies worth of steel). Jim Colt Hypertherm

User avatar
little blue choo
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 944
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:38 pm
Location: Cherryville NC
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby little blue choo » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:36 am

Great idea Jim. Last spring I cut a bunch of butterflies and frogs. Put them in a bowl with a sign $1 each or 6 for $5. No finishing, just cut, acid dipped over night and let rust naturally. This spring I will cut a bunch of lizards also. The Frogs sold a lot better than the Butterflies.

Rick
Rick
Arclight 9600 4x8 table
Hypertherm PM65
Acc. Plate Marker, 4 inch Pipe Cutter, Wood Router package
Quincy Q54 compressor 2 stage, 5hp, 60 gal
Refrigerated air dryer & 4 stage filtration system
Software Mach 3, Sheetcam, Solid Edge 2D, Inkscape

User avatar
acourtjester
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 2400
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:04 pm
Location: Pensacola, Fla
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:05 am

They thought they were toads and they were looking for their prince :lol: :lol: :lol:
DIY 4X4 Plasma/Router Table
CandCNC DTHC-IV & Feather Touch
Hypertherm PM65 Machine Torch
Drag Knife and Scribe
Miller Mig welder
13" metal lathe
Small Mill
Everlast PM 256 tig

Countrylane
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 163
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:55 pm
Location: Canada
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby Countrylane » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:27 pm

We've cut out words like dream friends believe and relax. Painted them black. Sell them or give away. Also cursive words - live love laugh and those I've airbrushed with a few colors and put magnets on the back for fridge magnets. Also makes a nice gift. Butterflies are nice. Bend the wings abit!

User avatar
steel 35
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 435
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:12 am
Location: N of Cali.
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby steel 35 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:31 pm

hdfaster wrote:Here is something I enjoy cutting and handing out to veterans when I meet them.


Thanks for sharing these! I will test this theory as well ;)
PPL HDG 4X8
Hyp 65 duramax's
C&CNC 620-5 Ethernet
Inkscape, Solid Edge, Sheetcam, Autocad 2K
Corel X7 Student NO DXF!

tcaudle
Posts: 499
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:47 pm
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby tcaudle » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:42 pm

I used to cut out shapes and smaller do-dads. Made things like bookends, wind chimes, etc. I even would find interesting "dropouts " from the cuts and save them in boxes. Then after 2 years I threw all but a few away! My freeform wind chimes did not sell to well. Ones with known shapes did better.
Sometimes scrap is just scrap :D

User avatar
little blue choo
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 944
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:38 pm
Location: Cherryville NC
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby little blue choo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:22 pm

tcaudle, as I tell everyone around the shop, there's no such thing as a piece of scrap metal. People will come by and say do you have a piece of scrap I can use to build this or that. Well if you can build something out of a piece then I'm sure I can therefore it's not scrap. LOL

Rick
Rick
Arclight 9600 4x8 table
Hypertherm PM65
Acc. Plate Marker, 4 inch Pipe Cutter, Wood Router package
Quincy Q54 compressor 2 stage, 5hp, 60 gal
Refrigerated air dryer & 4 stage filtration system
Software Mach 3, Sheetcam, Solid Edge 2D, Inkscape

User avatar
ColoradoWayne
Elite Contributing Member
Elite Contributing Member
Posts: 179
Joined: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:48 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:

Re: What to do with scraps-Ideas?

Postby ColoradoWayne » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:00 pm

I used to try to make things to minimize the scrap, but when I get busy my time is worth more than a $5 sale. When things are slow I make mancards and bottle openers out of the scrap, that I sell for $5 each. I do like the idea of doing some other small things like lizards and frogs and words because having a pile of $5 items brings customers to the booth, who then may buy a $50 item. :-)
Wayne
LDR Motion Systems 4 x 4 water table
Hypertherm Powermax 65


Return to “CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 2 guests