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Project by hoosier0311 posted 08-23-2013 03:51 PM 1371 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been making alot of stuff useing pallets. and recycling hardware from where-ever I scarf it up from. The chest is all pine with chestnut stain and painted trim and lid. the breadboard is hickory and cherry, the dog dish is dovetailed together out of some pine from another skid. I have many things in my garage right now made from pallet wood, big sale coming.LOL

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA





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Kevin

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 04:00 PM

It all looks good. I really like the chest.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 04:31 PM

Super job! Great looking dovetails too. Love using pallets myself. Excellent work again no one would ever guess where you go the wood from

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 04:42 PM

Great job on the chest, hoosier! Echo compliment on the tight dovetails. I don’t know if I’d make a breadboard out of pallet material, though—you never know what came in contact with, and was absorbed into, the wood.

-- 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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ChuckC

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 05:26 PM

+1 on the breadboard. You don’t know what kind of oil/solvent/chemical they were exposed to.

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hoosier0311

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 05:34 PM

Agree on the breadboard thing. Not something I would sell to anyone. It’s a decorative placemat thingy for the dining room table. should have called it something else lol. I use a Leigh super24 for the dovetails.
Thanks to all for the compliments!

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 05:37 PM

@hoosier—Trivet?

-- 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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hoosier0311

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 05:45 PM

yeah, trivet,,,,,,is that the real name for a placemat thingy? lol

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 08-23-2013 06:32 PM

Trivet as defined by Wikipedia is “an object placed between a serving dish or bowl, and a dining table, usually to protect the table from heat or water damage”. “Trivet” may meet your needs, but it’s not really decorative, but functional. Hope this helps.

-- 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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MarkSr

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#9 posted 08-24-2013 06:32 AM

Hey hoosier0311, they all look great. I completed the interior of my work shop, totally with pallet material. I entered a forum on the tool I designed to brake up the pallets, don’t know if you saw that or not. I am now working on my pride and joy, (My Workbench) which is completely made from pallet material, even the 4×4’s I got off of the roof top commercial a/c pallets, one pallet alone had 4, 4” x 4” x 16’ which became the legs and the 2 bases, I am at the stage of installing the drawers and hope to start on the top this weekend.

People just don’t know how good the material can be from pallets, small, medium, large or extra large, it’s all good lumber to tinker with. When the bench is complete I will post it.

Keep up the nice work and always keep an eye open for those pallets.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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robscastle

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#10 posted 08-24-2013 07:07 AM

Nice work using recycled materials.

From my experience working with recycled materials takes some additional skills and perseverance to allow the materials to again have a active role in society.

I guess the initial cost of materials is offset by the amount of work required to bring them to a useful finish.

Regardless I am of the opinion its all well worth the effort,as I have been doing a study on recycled timer for some years now and if discriminate on materials most can be reused .

-- Regards Robert

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gsimon

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#11 posted 08-25-2013 12:01 AM

great use of the pallet wood!

-- Greg Simon

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IndianJoe

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#12 posted 08-28-2013 02:18 PM

There is no end to what we can make out of pallets you have some nice work .
Take a look at mine some day when you have time .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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hoosier0311

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#13 posted 09-02-2013 04:05 AM

IndianJoe, I was looking at some of your work,,,I am impressed to say the least.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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