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Project by robscastle posted 357 days ago 1003 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A absolutely brilliant day here in Brisbane, and its Friday to boot.

After all the family departed I wandered about lost, in my wanderings I spotted a piece of pallet frame begging to be reincarnated into something useful again. After seeing a few LJ balls and feet I thought I might see what I could come up with.

My original concept was to have a tray balls on the sides two of course one on the bottom as a foot and one on the top as shown however I did not have the depth in the tray to do this so it turned into a rounded corner post.

Construction:

I almost gave the timber and introduction to all my wood working tools
In order of appearance:
Jointer to tidy it up
Shaper to cut a rebate in for the bottom
Drop saw to cut the 45 deg joints
Table saw the cut the base to size
Shaper to run a rebate
Thicknesser to reduce the thickness of the base
Titebond III glue to glue the joints
Framing camps to clamp everything up
Bandsaw to remove the bulk of the timber
Shaper to profile the sides and round over the tops
Disc sander to profile the post sides
Compact belt sander to profile the inside of the posts
Shaper with a slot cutter to reduce the tray sides height
Drill with a flap disc sander to smooth out the divots
Sanding block to tidy up nicks, and there was heaps of them
Sanding Sealer to finish it.

Apart from the shaper the compact belt sander would have done the most work in rough out profiling.
Talk about make some sawdust I was covered in it.

What is is for ? who knows “Straight to the pool room” for the short term.

Saleable, not really its a roughie! just amusing myself at home.

Time to clean up.

enjoy

-- Regards Robert





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Esko Lehtovaara

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#1 posted 357 days ago

You could ofcourse surprise your friends when you go to your sunday school (heard from my NZ friends it’s something else that a good catolics think it is) loaded with vb or perhaps the refreching James Boags. Not a bad thought after all.
Cheers!

-- Oisko aika oppia uutta? Go ahead and learn some Finnish at http://www.restaurointiturku.fi

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stefang

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#2 posted 357 days ago

An interesting piece the way you built it Robert. I’m sure it will spark more creativeideas for future work. Reading about the array of tools you used to make it made me realize how dependent we are on electricity, duh. I am currently making a bench with 2X4s with 16 mortise and tenons. My original thought was to cut everything by hand just for fun, but I went the machine tool route, and I’m glad I did as that was more than enough work for me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 357 days ago

Nice work, always fun to make saw-dust. Enjoy.

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

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PASs

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#4 posted 356 days ago

One man’s pallet, another man’s tray.
Nicely done.
I didn’t do this, but a neat idea…

I’m trying to figure out what to make out of the blue PLASTIC pallets stacked beside my garage…maybe yard furniture.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#5 posted 356 days ago

OH! There is is! Awesome job there Robert!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 352 days ago

Cool tray! Like the unique design, very well executed. Great work!

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#7 posted 234 days ago

The real advantage of these projects is going to be in the part of people with broken pallets. Mostly, they fire up wooden pallets on their getting older. But, making goods out of wood pallets can be a good way to make money out of them. In the end, this project is wonderful for all.

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