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Blog entry by JohnTM posted 09-12-2017 06:25 PM 2247 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch


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#1 posted 09-12-2017 09:23 PM


You may find my series of blogs about working with recycled timber an interesting read.
Also there are lots of LJs that work with recycled timber, just do a search on the website.

When I first set out I used a lot of effort and tools to dismantle pallets, now all I use for the basic disassembly is a piece of wood about 1160mm long (a pallet plank) and just lever everything off.
Then removal of unwanted objects starts.
In most cases the end sections with nails in them simply get sawn off as the ends are usually damaged anyway.
All anaylyis must be accompanied by a beer of course.

have fun !!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 03:28 AM

Just remember to heal before you injure yourself again. Everyone is happier that way.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 03:42 AM

Robert… that was a good read. Thanks. Very detailed and has a lot of info I’m learning on the fly…like how not all pallets are the same, how to realize what each pallet can actually “contribute” wood-wise, and which pallets just aren’t worth the effort to try to recycle, etc. I’m learning. Even after reading a couple similar articles elsewhere, there’s still the “experience is a great/harsh teacher” aspect. Applied knowledge is so much more memorable than just reading about something.

Woodbutchery… ya don’t know when you’re healed until you try something. But I know what you mean. At least I can walk up stairs without holding on now – my knee and ankle injuries are doing better than the wrist. Actually holding things in the injured hand is possible now – today I just learned not to hit anything actually being held IN the injured hand for now.

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