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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 09-17-2017 02:15 PM 1325 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2017 02:15 PM

Hey Guys,

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been collecting “pallet” wood from work. The reason I say “pallet” wood is that it didn’t come in the form of a pallet but most of them are pallet grade wood. They are pieces 40” long X 3.5” wide X 3/8” thick. I don’t have to spend time tearing apart the pallet.

So far all I have made with them is this display.

Anybody have any other ideas?

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#1 posted 09-17-2017 02:34 PM

From the photo, it looks like wood flooring? perhaps wall art, take a look in projects and Etsy and see what might work.


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#2 posted 09-17-2017 05:07 PM

Make lots of jewelry boxes!

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#3 posted 09-19-2017 05:49 PM

I’ve made a few sliding top Japanese boxes over the past few weekends. Fore larger sizes, edge glue your boards. They are fairly quick and easy to put together and take no hardware while maintaining a cool sliding top feature.

This is a pile of projects made over the past few weekends that finally made it into the house. One of the mid-sized boxes has already been shipped off as a gift to my son. I think the square and marking gauge went with it.

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 06:27 PM

Maloof rocker.

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 06:40 PM

Even without knowing the species, this looks like a good material source to me. I would like the chance to make something out of wood like that. I frequently resaw and plane 4/4 and 5/4 rough sawn lumber into 5/16, 3/8 1/2 inch anyway for boxes and CNC carving.

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#6 posted 09-20-2017 07:09 PM

Do you have carpenter bee problems in your area? If you’re looking for something quick and easy, plus make a few bucks you could make carpenter bee traps pretty easily. (Pic is not mine, just for example. I googled it)

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