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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-21-2018, 12:08 AM
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My son in law brought a bunch of palets recently, but they were for shipping fork lifts, so 2x6 and 2x8 of some Asian hardwood. But it's full of nail holes. Oh well. At the dump, they grind all that stuff up to make mulch, which they give away, and which covers a lot of my back yard.
I understand that abilities differ from person to person, but there is so much that can be done with pallet wood, even when it has nail holes. Barn wood with holes is prized, as the holes add character. There are a great number of pins on Pinterest that have ideas on what to do with pallets and pallet wood. I hope this helps and saves many pallets from the wood chipper.
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We've all heard of SAVE THE WHALES and SAVE THE PLANET

We should start our own movement: SAVE THE PALLETS
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dwcon; in the past, this topic has brought up a lot of interest. Many members have mentioned the potential toxicity of the wood, from exposure to whatever was shipped on them.
My concern is the one nail fragment you miss, going through your expensive carbide table saw blade. $80+ gone in a split second.
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Seems good Harry! Really like it

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Thinking about it, this project might have been more attractive if you'd used some pocket screws.

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I'm with DaninVan. SWMBO wanted to do some pallet projects. There is a place close to home that refurbishes pallets and has tons of wood put out at the curb. People load up for firewood, I'm sure. However, a retired truck driver once commented on what he had seen spilled on pallets. Crossed pallet wood off the list.
Besides, the pallet-from-table looks best with natural wood and grain. It could wind up as a museum piece in years to come. In the dumpster?
DRT, instead of pocket screws, that type of project would look best with duck tape which comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
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When I first retired in 2000 I drove around some of our industrial areas with my trailer and collected lots of nice looking packing cases. It was then that I bought my thicknesser and produced some excellent wood that lasted quite a while. Because I let my relatives and friends know that donations of wood would be gracefully accepted lots of good quality wood started to arrive and later after getting a wood lathe all sorts of branches and blocks arrived. Since then I have only bought one bowl blank and I've turned heaps of bowls, vases etc. Here is just one example.
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I made a table out of pallets))
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