Mini Pallet Coasters

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Project by TheWoodenOyster posted 12-21-2013 06:54 AM 4142 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother in law sent me a photo of these a week or two ago. He saw them somewhere and said his wife (my wife’s sister) really liked them. I couldn’t tell if it was a hint for a Christmas idea or not, but I figured what the heck? Why not?

The best thing about these little guys is that it only takes about a 16” piece of left-over 1×12 to make four coasters and the clamping jig.

It took me about 3 hours off and on to make these while working on other Christmas presents. The tough part was the glue up. Had to do it in 2 stages.

This would be a good idea for a craft fair. I could see these things getting snatched up. I saw a thread a few days ago about good small things to sell at a fair, and I think these would work.

They can also be used to carry very small amounts of freight. Hehe

Let me know if you have any questions.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 10:50 AM

All I can think of to say is WOW ! That is a GREAT simple attractive – I could go on and on

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 10:51 AM

now if someone will build a forklift —

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 01:50 PM

Did you make them out of pallet wood?

-- Justin C.

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 03:12 PM

Someone does make forklifts here; . and I posted plans here: plans

-- Snow's Wooden Toys & Gifts

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 05:06 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 08:25 PM

Thanks for a great idea.
I just made 6 of ‘em for my daughter and her future husband; they have kitchen furniture made from re-purposed pallets, so this is a perfect stocking stuffer.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 10:23 PM

Glad you guys like them!

I did not make them out of actual pallet wood. I just used some left over pine 1×12s.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 03:18 AM

love the idea. have some 1/2 stock that would be perfect for these. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 07:47 PM

Steve Ramsey (wood working for mere mortals) WWMM has got the plans on his site.

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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