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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-26-2016 11:41 AM 869 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few days ago, I watched a video about what you can do with ice cream sticks. Many nice ideas were in that video but not this one which came to my mind while I was watching. It took me 2 days, 4 to 5 hours a day, to build 14 palettes. Each palette is 95×95 mm. You can use them as coasters but, more importantly, it was a project for real fun. Photo 4, shows the palette is already loaded. photo 5, shows the ice cream sticks. AND, photo 6 is showing you, guess what?, the huge size of soft drink can that is sold in Australia which needs a shipping palette to take it home.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 08-26-2016 12:29 PM

You realy have strong nervs. Amaizing project and looks very authentic. The colour is great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-26-2016 12:51 PM

Nice recycle and great idea . Thanks Sam.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 08-26-2016 01:05 PM

Sam, you have too much time on your hands.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 08-26-2016 01:11 PM

and we are not children anymore?
i made it maybe 100 as gift and my friends ask more and more…do not show to your friends!!!!!
have a nice day Sam

-- bambi

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#5 posted 08-26-2016 01:41 PM

A nice fun project Sam, your always thinking. Hope you didn’t have to eat the ice creams to get the sticks.
The shipping crates look so real in pic 1, are those big drink cans only available in NSW?

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 02:14 PM

When I first glanced at the picture, I though why would any one go and nicely paint a bunch of old pallets, there must be a purpose, well there is. nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 08-26-2016 02:16 PM

You had me going, Sam!

What a neat project. You are always thinking outside the pallet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 02:48 PM

Well, you fooled me, Sam. I thought that was a stack of the real thing. It’s a good thing you included those last 2 pictures, or I still wouldn’t have been sure!

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#9 posted 08-26-2016 03:35 PM

Nice going, Sam. By the first photo I thought they were full sized pallets!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 08-26-2016 06:42 PM

WAIT! Are you telling they’re not real pallets? Those are not 12” turning blanks? Those are not really 55 gal. soda drums?

Then … I guess there is no reason for me to ask where you found those really cool bullnosed pine boards, or why you have such a big fence around your house?

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#11 posted 08-26-2016 06:51 PM

I like this. Very fun!

-- Who is John Galt?

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#12 posted 08-26-2016 07:54 PM

A very good idea…

A COOL project that just goes to show what you can when you “stick” to it! :)

Thank you…

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

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#13 posted 08-26-2016 08:09 PM

The authenticity here is beyond the pale, Sam. #6 made me LOL. The inside of your head is a terrific place to visit. Thanks.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 08-27-2016 12:05 AM

Good look alike stack Sam
Have you seen this one done with colour pencils

Here’s a link

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Sam Shakouri

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#15 posted 08-27-2016 09:39 AM

GRUMPY, Thanks for your comment on my palettes. I had a go on color pencils few years ago and I was not happy with the result. In addition to the coast, there was a problem of the sanding paper that dragged the color all over the finished piece. It wasn’t easy to remove it. I was told to have good quality pencils which meant more money and the risk of through it in the bin later. but I didn’t try again.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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