|Project by BullHammer||posted 11-14-2015 04:11 AM||928 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Hey everyone, this is my first project post on Lumberjocks. Here are four pallet wood paper organizers. I am fairly new to woodworking and wanted to try out some new techniques on free wood, so I made the first one. I made the other three after receiving lots of compliments on Facebook.
The first technique I wanted to try was edge gluing a number of thin strips together. I want to make a cutting board, but I didn’t want to goof up with the expensive hardwood and be out the money. I know it’s how I would learn, but why mess up with bought wood when I can mess up with free wood first?
The second technique I wanted to try was using biscuits. I have a Ryobi mini-biscuit jointer, found for $10 at a pawn shop, which I had never used. I used it on the first one to attach the frame to the bed. I was surprised at how easy that part went.
The last thing I wanted to test was using Briwax. It’s easy to apply but not all that easy to get to look consistent. The more I use it the better the results.
Two things I learned, other than testing the techniques, was 1) clamps don’t have to be as tight as I can make them. As you can see in the pic with the three, the bottom one is cupped. And 2) I broke out my thrift store hand planes and hand planed the larger planks before cutting them to size.
Let me know what you think.