Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Truth Must be Revealed!

Hello Readers!

I have been writing to this blog for the past few weeks to share my endeavors with pallet woodworking, and over that time I have seen my blog grow exponentially. This is definitely an exciting time for me as I get to share all of these experiences with more and more of you, however, it has been received with some mixed reviews as well.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Progress, Progress and more Progress!

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This past weekend, a major trend took place, it rained constantly and unrelentlessly. That being said, I was able to utilize my carport this weekend to get things moving on the pallet entertainment center, and the recycled lumber crib mobile. So lets dive right into the action!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blast from my not so distant past: Bread Box!

Hello all!

This was a gift that I made for my fiance the year before our wedding. This breadbox was my first wood working creation that I built with my own two hands, so please excuse the crudeness of the door! It is all purchased wood that I picked up from a hardware

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Temptation Neutralized! Entertainment Center Update.

Hello Readers!

So yesterday evening was very productive indeed, although I did not get as far as I wanted, I was able to get  a good leg up. Yesterday was also an incredibly tough trial of temptation.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The work ahead!

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Today I have a goal set in mind for the entertainment center and mobile builds. I feel this will be important for  me to set these goals to ensure I have all the different parts available as I need them. To see the plans for these builds that I put together please visit their respective links.

Entertainment Center: (http://blogspud.blogspot.com/2012/07/pallet-board-corner-entertainment.html)

Today I am focusing

Monday, July 23, 2012

Why I Pallet Craft!

Hello All,

This is part of my series Pallet Craft on my blog. It is pooring out once again, and because I have nowhere else to work on my projects except for my mobile work station (outdoors), I decided to blog about why I do what I do.

Woodworking in general came to me as something foriegn that I had never really given a lot of thought of doing (I mean common, I was a tech student), I thought

Friday, July 20, 2012

Got the parts from the side of the road!...Seriously!

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Today I have something cool to share! So we just got a bunk bed second hand for my daughter to have in her room.As we were building it we were saying to ourselves that we wanted to put her stuffed animals on the

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pallet Craft: Rainy day, perfect for brainstorming!

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Well today was kind of a bummer, a rain day interupted my plans to wood work, but my wife suggested a project that she would like me to do... a mobile for our daughter's crib. "BRILLIANT!" I thought to myself as I grabbed a pen and some

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sign Carpenter!

Hello Everyone!
So I have been blogging at my site: Pallet Craft and I realized I haven’t talked about my name sign in ASL. I am not deaf nor do I have any deaf children, but my wife wanted to

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blast from My not so Distant Past! Wedding Cake Table!

Hello All,

Well I did some inventory of my pallet stock and I need more pallets to begin my entertainment center project (http://blogspud.blogspot.com/2012/07/pallet-board-corner-entertainment.html). So I have to wait till I can re-assess my inventory after my next pallet pickup on Wednesday evening.

In the mean time however, I

Pallet Craft: Never buy wood filler again!

Hello All,

OK so working with pallets is not always perfect, the wood is definitely not top grade by any means and I will not pretend it is. So occasionally you are going to want to use a wood filler at some point. Now Elmer's, as well as Varathane and Rustoleum sell wood filler that is pretty good, but the cost can add up significantly and this is especially so if you are an active wood worker. So here is my "not new but surprisingly overlooked" method.

Step 1: Collect

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pulling Boards from a Pallet (without rendering them useless)

Hello all,

I have been working with pallets a lot lately and I thought to myself "what if folks want to do this too?"

So I decided to share what I found to be the best way to remove a board from the pallet without destroying the pieces.

Step 1: Cut the boards off of the top of the pallet.

From the edges as close to the brace boards as possible, cut the top boards (top because there are more boards on top usually) with a laser circular saw or hand saw if you have none.

Step 2: Pry the