Pallet Coasters have to have a forklift

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Project by dansnow posted 379 days ago 2748 views 51 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over on Steve Ramsey had posted a video about using wood from old pallets to make Pallet Coasters. Of course I had to make some for the craft show, and while they were a hit, several folks wondered where the forklift was. Well, a bit of tinkering, and here it is. No, the forks don’t go up or down, thought about it but decided the effort wasn’t worth it. The plain one in the background of photo #3 is the prototype. I did discover that about 3-4 ounces of lead hidden above the rear axle was required for balance.

Propane tanks will be added as soon as my order from American Woodcrafters Supply gets here.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#1 posted 379 days ago

Very creative, nice job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 379 days ago

Great idea – way to kick it up a notch!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 379 days ago

That is just so cool! Great way to store the pallet coasters when not in use. Great idea and one that is sure to be copied.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 379 days ago

Way Cooooool ,the grand kids just love it ,I guess I have to make some .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 379 days ago

Great novel idea, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 379 days ago

Coolest thing ever!


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#8 posted 379 days ago

That is adorable! My first thought was the kids will have this…then I thought-the kids won’t have a chance, the adults will be playing with it! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 379 days ago

I’m not a fan of pallets but I gotta say “these are neat”......................

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

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#10 posted 379 days ago

LOL I love it… I might have to make some of these for my patio! Thx for sharing….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 379 days ago

These were designed primarily as holder/display for the coasters. They would need some substantial beefing up of the design of the fork and lift frame to be considered good as toys.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#12 posted 379 days ago

Dan, we all know that what something is designed for and what it is used for are not necessarily the same thing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 379 days ago

Oh I know, just thought a bit of a disclaimer would help. I do have plans to work on a beefier model with working forks.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#14 posted 379 days ago

Love this. What a great idea for making coasters.

-- Bill

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#15 posted 379 days ago

One of the best toys here. Awsome idea.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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