Little pallets from big pallets

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 05-24-2013 04:04 PM 2646 reads 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What better use for a pallet than to make a pallet! In this case I made four drink coasters. Fun project you could make with any scrap wood. More on this project and free plans.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 05-24-2013 04:20 PM

cool idea!

-- Joel

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 04:27 PM

Outstanding use of pallet wood. you must have used the pallet shrinker!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 04:48 PM

Steve your a breathe of fresh air to the start of the weekend

Great wee project Recycle or back-peddle


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 06:57 PM

Way to cool. Now you just need to shrink down your pick-up so you have a pallet size coaster holder, or would that be a coaster size pallet holder? Whatever. I do have just one question. Will it be as hard to dismantle these when you want to recycle them?

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#5 posted 05-24-2013 07:48 PM

You are a thoroughly strange man, Steve. Don’t ever change. Love the kooky music on this one.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 05-24-2013 10:44 PM

Genius. Great production values as well.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#7 posted 05-25-2013 01:13 AM

OMG….PERFECT…...score another one for Steve.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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#8 posted 05-25-2013 01:32 PM

This is too stinkin great. Love it!

Plang…. Lol! Too funny about dismantling them.

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#9 posted 05-25-2013 07:56 PM

Those are really neat.

-- Steve Good,

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#10 posted 05-26-2013 12:37 AM

COOL idea!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 05-29-2013 12:32 PM

A gr8 example of shrinkage… lol Very kool, Steve

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 04:27 AM

See what happens when a pallet takes a cold shower? That’s my excuse anyways. Classic idea. I’m still a bit upset with you, er no, me, er, well somebody. I saw parts of your fib gauge video. I’m a major glosser over’er and missed how you riveted it together. I cut short lengths of 1/8” brass rod and tried to ping the ends down. My pins were a touch long and the pings didn’t go so well. I ended up drilling them out and then watched you video again, this time all of it. I used “chicago screws” the second time around. Thanks for sharing such a cool idea.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#13 posted 06-01-2013 05:27 AM

Cool and funny

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-02-2013 06:10 AM

Kool! Not sure why, but I like it!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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