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Blog entry by JerryBerry posted 02-07-2011 06:45 AM 1350 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, went out and collected 7 pallets for my next project. As you all know, I like to re-purpose wood to do my projects. This one should be interesting as it’s a Dry Sink and will be done entirely with old wood pallets. I’ll try to keep everyone up to date with what I’m doing here.

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There are the links to the pics!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA



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HerbC

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 06:50 PM

Jerry,

Good idea for a project. Should be interesting.

Remember: We Like Pictures! No Pictures? It Didn’t Happen…

In the meantime…

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 02-07-2011 07:31 PM

Okay, I found out how to add the pictures finally. There ya go!

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 04:26 PM

I also use old pallets, and I have a pile of them – so I am interested in what you will be doing here. You can post the pics right into the blog- just click the tab “img” above to browse your hard drive and insert your pics right into the blog. Way easier than photo bucket or whatever.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 10:53 PM

I didn’t know about the IMG thing. LOL

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#5 posted 02-08-2011 10:54 PM

Wonderful! Now I can’t wait to see you build that dry sink.. because I am going to use your plans to build one too (when you are done.)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 02-08-2011 11:04 PM

I’ll make sure to post the plans with the work begin done. :) One other thing. I forgot to mention that I have only a few power tools. A Chop saw which does not slide or do compound miters, a circular saw, a sander, and a Drill. Everything else is done by hand. I have antique hand,block and palm planes I use to smooth wood and create my rounded edges. Yes, I do everything by hand. :)

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 10:10 PM

Deconstructing the Pallets…...

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#8 posted 02-23-2011 05:48 PM

That’s the worst part- tearing the pallets apart. Don’t worry about the tools, I don’t have many either. I am still excited to see you build your dry sink. :) So keep posting.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 02-23-2011 06:10 PM

Jerry … RiverGirl … what is your preferred method of deconstructing your pallets?

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#10 posted 02-23-2011 09:26 PM

I have a large hammer and a pry bar.

If the slats on the pallet are thick enough, I hammer the pry bar down to the pallet nail, and then pry the wood off. If the slats are thin, then I hammer the pry bar THROUGH the nail to shear it off. This keeps the slats from breaking. If the slats are long enough, say over 4 feet, then I use a circular saw to cut the ends off the pallet and then pry out the middle. I don’t use that method too often as I like to save the nail holes in the ends for effect.

Rivergirl, I’m starting the Dry Sink today. I’m picky about the wood I’m using and had to get enough “old” looking pieces to build it. I still may need more. I’ll make a run later today to my favorite Junk Piles. LOL

-- - Tell me what you want done, OR how to do it. Never both!!!! Jerry, New Bloomfield, PA

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#11 posted 02-25-2011 02:26 PM

That’s about how I do it too. A sawzall with a metal blade works too if you can get to the nails. But I agree, you have to pick through the pile to find what is not essentially kindling, then you use what is left. For rustic work I don’t plane the pallets, I just use the belt sander. Easier and leaves the old look in tact. Can’t wait to see your work. Keep it coming! Looking forward to spring!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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