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A new batch of Pallet Coasters and Forklifts

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Project by dansnow posted 11-23-2013 10:31 PM 2449 views 32 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest batch of pallet coasters and forklifts for our booth at the craft fair next weekend. Gonna have to rely heavily on my son to get the final couple of projects done after an unfortunate accident a couple days ago involving my thumb and a table saw. Still have the thumb, so coulda been worse. Absolutely my fault for not using the push stick that I almost always use.

Thanks for looking.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts





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prez

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 10:49 PM

Can I use your great idea for pallet coasters???? Sorry to hear about your “incident”!!!! All woodworkers worse nightmare!

prez

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 11:06 PM

I wish a speedy recovery, greetings from Croatian

-- bambi

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dansnow

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 11:34 PM

Prez, by all means. I got the idea for the pallets from Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2013/05/pallet-drink-coasters.html

The forklift was my idea, after all, if you have pallets you need a forklift. If you check out my first project posting of this http://lumberjocks.com/projects/87999 you fill find sketches and construction notes for them.

Thanks for the Get well Wishes folks. It helps me deal witih the “I was an idiot” blues! :)

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 11:38 PM

I did make a design change for this batch. Instead of gluing the fork assembly on, I use a single #6×1” wood screw under the forks, and a 1/4” dowel glued to the center leg of the lift tower that goes into an alignment hole on the forklift body. I found the forks were vulnerable in shipping, so making them easily removable helps minimize damage risk.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 12:36 AM

Dan these are really cute…I was just saying last night I need to make us new coasters since most of the others are lost somewhere. And since I’m a woodworker…well we all know the rest of that one. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 11-24-2013 01:07 AM

Kool! I like them. Too bad those little Hysters can’t fetch drinks for you while you heal up ;-) Glad you weren’t hurt worse.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-24-2013 01:52 AM

This is really cool and love the forklift. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 11-24-2013 04:45 PM

Still lovin this idea. Its wonderful. Sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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#9 posted 11-24-2013 08:50 PM

HI HI!

Serious stuff first; Yes, I can be serious—only rarely, can’t let it become a bad habit!—
Great Ideas! Neat work!

The tablesaws seem to bite! I had an incident like that about 6 years ago now. Sometimes thumb still acts funny-tingles, poor touch sensations etc—and gets cold faster. Other than that 98+% useable and tiny scar! Not too bad—could have lost top 1/3 easily!

Same reasson as your saw bite! Pilot error.

It will heal, don’t let it make you afraid, only careful!

I am going to steal—- unfair warning—the ideas for both the palllets and the forklifts!

I might have to make a few different sizes also. Might have to make them yellow like the ones I used to run were though!

-- just rjR

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 09:34 PM

Great set

-- Norman

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dansnow

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 09:38 PM

Have at em Ralbuck, the more the merrier!!! :) :) :)

Check out the link I listed about for the sketches and construction notes.

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Rick

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#12 posted 11-24-2013 10:48 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 12:02 AM

That is unique …good enough to be favored by me as I like unique designs/ideas!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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redbaronstoys

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 01:29 PM

These are great. I might have to borrow them too. I truly enjoy Steve’s weekly videos.

I hope for a speedy recovery as well.

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#15 posted 12-07-2013 10:56 PM

Dan,

Sorry to hear of your mishap. Hope you are well on the way to mending.

Marc

-- one good turn...gets all the covers

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