No such thing

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I have a lot of pieces of wood that are too good to throw away but too small to really be useful. We sometimes call pieces like this scrap, but I have always maintained that there is no such thing as scrap.

If it’s useful, it’s inventory. If not, it’s garbage. And yet, I cannot bring myself to get rid of these pieces of unused material that have a habit of piling up in the corners of the shop.

I’m always thinking about small items I could make with these little treasures. But every time I dig some out, I find the flaws that relegated them to corner storage in the first place, that awkwardly placed knot or the crack that extends just a bit too far from the end.

But I just can’t bring myself to throw them out. I guess the spiders have to have somewhere to live, too.

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