|Forum topic by asiago||posted 01-11-2016 05:12 PM||417 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-11-2016 05:12 PM
An oak pallet came into my workplace the other day, and the wood seems decent enough, so I figured I’d take the thing apart and use it. It was constructed with the crappy twisted shank nails that were on a roll with copper wire, so there’s copper bits here and there in the pieces I’ve reclaimed.
I want to construct panels with these pieces, then build a couple of boxes. Most of the pieces are between 3.5”-4” wide, 5/8” thick and 14” long, quarter-sawn as far as I can tell (rather roughly too). I will be using hand tools.
My main question is this: should I square the sides and edge join these pieces first, then hand plane them to thickness? Or should I (mostly) plane them individually first, then edge join them?