I had read somewhere that pallet tree plantations were becoming fewer and fewer. The last remaining are just hanging on by their nails. The workers are board.
Shame to hear. They must be sending most of them to North Carolina then, because there has been no shortage of free pallets. I think I will start using more of them, because there is some really nice wood in a lot of them, and that would provide a source of free wood, that was not grown in this state. Means I would have to make several changes in my cane designs, but I think with the different varieties of wood put together, I could make some fantastic looking canes.
So, thanks for the tip, I'll start stockpiling pallets, just in case. By the way, I have a bit of very nice Spanish Cedar saved for a project not yet determined. Got it from a free pallet. And if you wonder what type of wood is in pallets, free wood is always popular.
It just hit me. Right now I use 4 masters to make my canes. If I add pallet wood to the line it means I will have to drop 1 master, and make 2-3 more to take it's place, for a total of 5-6 masters. The building process/time will increase accordingly. Should make for some very nice canes tho. This means I will have to crank up my CNC - Coffee 'N Contemplation. I do love my CNC.
Actually, I do use only 4 masters to make a cane, but I have a lot of different shape cane handle designs, so swap the handle designs out as desired, to make different versions.
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.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.