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A Fleet of Forklifts w/pallet coasters

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Project by Max posted 242 days ago 1086 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Dan Snow for posting his plans and for all of the help with questions I emailed back and forth. I finally got these finished for my wife for Christmas gifts for some people at her work. The bodies are made of Poplar, the forks of 1/4” Baltic birch. The wheels were purchased at a craft store. I used the router table with a pattern I made for the bodies and sides. Also used the router table to make the forks and the tower.

The pallet coasters are made from scrap oak, walnut, cherry and maple. The sides of the pallets are 1/4” wide x 3/8” high and 4” long. The slats are 1/8” thick 3/8” wide and 3 1/2” long. I spayed the pallets with a spit coat of shellac and then spar urethane, also applied felt pads to the bottoms.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT





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dansnow

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#1 posted 242 days ago

Great Job Max, they look good!

-- Dan Snow & Son Wooden Toys & Gifts

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Max

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#2 posted 242 days ago

@Dan,
Thanks Dan I appreciate your compliment and all of the help.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 242 days ago

Hey Max; What a fun project. I wished I would have seen this earlier, I would have made a bunch for Christmas gifts also. Oh well, there is always next year. If I get started now, I might have a couple by next Christmas.
Great Job! and Have a Blessed Christmas.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 242 days ago

@John,

Thanks for the kind words. These were fun to make. You have a Merry Christmas also.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 242 days ago

Neat gift idea. Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 242 days ago

A very kool idea. I’ve got a few friends that drove fork lifts their whole careers.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Max

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#7 posted 242 days ago

@hunter71 & Roger,
I appreciate the comments. These do make great gifts.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 241 days ago

Nice job! Are they front-end heavy when loaded with the pallets on the forks?

-- Proudly creating designer firewood since 2010!

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Max

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#9 posted 241 days ago

@Chet,
Thanks for the compliment. They are front end heavy unless you put weight in the body above the back wheel. I used fishing weights to offset the weight of the pallets. If you go to this thread that Dan posted you can get the plans for both. It is the second or third posting down.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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