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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-29-2017 11:18 PM 546 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2017 11:18 PM

Hi, I have some pallet boards I want to glue up for turning, pallet boards are rough sometimes should they nbe sanded down before gluing thanks


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#1 posted 04-30-2017 12:22 AM

Only downfall to turning it is that you will lose that rustic look; it will just be some random hardwoods. But the best thing would be to joint or plane 1 side

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 12:42 AM

ok thanks, I’ll look for the smooth boards

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 01:45 AM

Segmented turning might be a better option

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#4 posted 04-30-2017 03:41 AM

whats that

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#5 posted 05-06-2017 11:00 PM

Pallet wood looks attractive at first because it’s free. The true cost is what it does to your tools. Cutting it isn’t too bad but planing and jointing it will dull your knives in a hurry. Tearing up $40 worth of knives on $10 worth of wood just doesn’t pay off IMO. I stopped using the stuff for anything but the roughest projects a long time ago just because of that.

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#6 posted 05-07-2017 12:52 AM

yea I hear you about the real cost of pallet wood. I don’t generaly use it but I bought a wood lathe and I am looking for cheap practice wood. I was wondering if the rough state of some pallet wood wood be a hindrance to gluing. I ll not use wood if I have to sand it much or plane it, it wouldn’t be worth it. I have seen some that is fairly smooth. I may have to buy some. thanks Mike

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#7 posted 05-07-2017 01:59 AM

I wouldn’t bother with pallet wood. If you don’t surface it (flatten and sand) the glue joints could fail, resulting in undesirable results (and maybe injury).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 05-07-2017 02:53 AM

ok thatb is what I was wondering

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#9 posted 05-07-2017 05:30 PM

What other tools do you have? A chainsaw and band saw are real handy if you want to make your own turning blanks.
I get a lot of my wood from sources like storm damaged trees or free wood from people trimming trees.
Take a look at your local Craig’s List too for small sawmills. There are a few guys local to me that sell turning blanks that advertise on Craig’s List. They’re much cheaper than buying from other sources.
Rodney

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#10 posted 05-07-2017 05:43 PM

I have a band saw I can use to almost 6” inches. getting the wood is the problem because I don’t drive. I looked on ebay but many times the shipping is more than the blanks

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