Pallets beware

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Blog entry by jumbojack posted 03-07-2012 01:57 AM 6768 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I casually mentioned the need for a tool to dismantle pallets to a vendor today. He called an hour ago, asking me to come over to his house. He presented me this finely made fork.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 02:04 AM

Cool toy! Is is just that I’m only noticing it just now, or has LJs suddenly developed pallet fever? There are three pallet related projects/blogs on the front page at the moment. Pallet power!

-- Jesse --

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 02:12 AM

I think we’re just cheap – pallets = free wood :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#3 posted 03-07-2012 02:15 AM

It’s not just the current front page, I’ve seen several pallet related posts make top 3 or top 15 in the past week. I like to think it means more people are starting to upcycle :) Of course, perhaps it means the economy stinks :(

-- Jesse --

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 02:24 AM

I love pallet wood. I work in a warehouse and see hundreds a day. I look at most of them. It just took so long to get a single board from a pallet. I only select riff or quarter sawn clean boards. This jewelry box was made from pallets. Except for the ply top and bottom it is all pallet wood.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 02:25 AM

Nice job! I’m sure it works well.

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 02:35 AM

Good tool. I saw a video that someone made something like this

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#7 posted 03-07-2012 06:59 AM

I too have noticed a lot of pallet projects lately. Every time I see one I think, “what a hassle”. The last time I did battle with a couple of pallets, I said never again. Your tool might even up the odds…............

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 05-03-2012 06:16 AM

Very coll idea for a tool, i just might copy that. Thanks for psosting

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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