Pallet Wood Album

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Project by Dustbringer posted 07-31-2018 09:43 PM 684 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a cool project that turned out pretty well. My son (whose name was photoshopped off the images…to protect the innocent) was taking a newly promoted Chief Petty Officer through a Coast Guard tradition that resulted in an album full of stuff (advice, commendations, stories, etc…). He’d asked us (his support crew) to do something “crafty”, and I’d just come into possession of a really thin-planked pallet – so the timing was perfect. My day-job woodworking mentor suggested dowels to join the planks, so I got to buy that dowel jig I’d been looking into. The natural roughness of the well-used pallet lent to the nautical driftwood look and feel I was going for. The wood was soft enough to trace the USCG seal (I suck at freehand), so I tried wood burning instead of printing something on the Cricut. Finally, the warped wood allowed me to use small-ish hinges, going under the cover instead of atop it. Otherwise I’d need a massive hinge to bridge the thickness of the cover onto the spine. It’s real sturdy. We tested the joints by tossing the cover across the yard like a frisbee.

-- .:Dustbringer:.

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#1 posted 08-01-2018 12:26 AM

Neat job,

I usually manage to burn myself at least a little too, along wiht the project.

I like a wood burned design better than a machine made one!
Oh, almost forgot; REALLY like the testing phase you employed too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-01-2018 03:48 AM

That’s neat. Thank your Son for his service, and thank you for posting, and parenting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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