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Blog entry by PaBull posted 03-27-2012 01:01 AM 2731 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know what you are going to say: “You are not even done with the last project, the closet dresser”. I know, but this one come up and had to be done first.

My second daughter is getting married on June 2nd. Along with that there will be a bridal shower. One of the things they will do on this shower is exchange recipes. So my other daughters commissioned me to make a Recipe box. My daughter likes the “pallet-wood” look. So I found on one the pallets from Taiwan some 1/2” boards on the bottom looking like they could be Mahogany, but they had a bit more caricature.

I ran the boards through my little planer. It was not an easy task for this little guy. It took a lot of passes. The finished thickness was just over 3/8”.

After planing the boards, and cutting them to length, I had enough to make 2 or 3 boxes.

I did not want to use any hardware on this box. The look I was going for was Craftsmen. Below you see how I was laying the boards out to show most of the imperfections; knots and nail holes included.

I did most of the joinery on the tablesaw.

By every step I was dry-fitting the box, to be sure I did not make any mistakes. The bottom is solid wood as well. I beveled the edges to 1/4”, to fit the 1/4” dado.

The exposed end of the dado, I closed up with a little pc of the same wood, you can hardly see it anymore.

I like to sand everything I can before I put it together. When you put a box like this together, there are not enough clamps, and there is not enough room on the box to get them all in the right place.

There is no stain on this box, all natural. I used tung oil and polyurethane.

Please notice the cute little feet I am using to dry this box. I did a project on these feet, “Screws and Plywood”

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Here is the project complete:
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Thanks for looking.
Pabull

-- rhykenologist and plant grower



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thedude50

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 01:24 AM

that is a wonderful piece and from pallet wood I never see wood like that on my pallets

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:39 AM

Dude, you don’t live too far away, come by sometime and I will set you up with some pallet wood, enough to last you a life time.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 04:34 AM

aren’t you in the La area? I am planing a trip to meet up with Joe Lydon and to go to the Maloof home and shop and museum for inspiration and things like that. I would be glad to stop by and grab some nice wood. should i bring my saws all and a extra few blades or my wonder bar and my claw hammer? pm me you address again and i will come meet up with you too, if it isnt to far away from my planed route.

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 02:57 PM

I am in the San Diego area, I send you a PM. You are welcome to stop by and I will set you up with some Taiwanese and Costa Rica pallet lumber.

Don’t bring a saw, we have the tools here, and I have my guys set it aside before they throw it in the dumpster. It’s all 48” stuff, pallet size.

See you soon?

PaBull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 03-28-2012 11:30 PM

Okay Dude, here is what the pallet wood looks like when it comes in from Taiwan and Costa Rica.
Did you want all the wood or only the darker wood?
Can I count on you taking it away in 2 months?
Lemeno!!
PaBull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 03-28-2012 11:53 PM

Ill take as much as i can fit in and on my car i always need wood and free wood is the best I would like the best you have since i only have the suv to come down in it is a ford escape hybred so it is not huge ill take out my subwoofer and will also tie wood to the luggags rack yes i am coming for sure just got the ok from the maloof society today to come and take photos and much more I am very excited to do this story . My editor is very pleased too this could be my big break

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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