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    What to do with this material?

    My hardwood supplier manufactures glued-up panels for various uses, mainly cabinet doors. They sell the cut-offs and seconds for dirt cheap. Today, I bought a pickup load 1/2 thick panels, mostly calico hickory panels with some alder and maple mixed in from 2x3 to 3x4.
    Any ideas what I might build with all of this stuff? I have a small woodworking business and pretty complete shop, including a homebuilt CNC router. I was thinking about doing a production run of finger jointed boxs with some cnc engraving. Any other suggestions?


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    I also picked up 43 small 8"x9"x1" clear red alder panels. I have no clue what to do with these.
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    Some people make signs.

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    Cutting boards, trivets, wall art. Put the cnc to work.
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    I carve trivets, coasters and small signs out of material like that.

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    I like using 1/2" thick stock for drawer boxes.
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    The small ones will make nice cutting boards with very little work. Round over and add rubber feet.

    Cut the large ones into smaller squares and assemble them into parquet panels for wainscoting in secondary areas like a hall or shop.

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