I was asked by someone a while ago the write an article on how I make pallets.
wood coffee stirrers
wood match sticks
Hobby knife
Wood glue or PVA
First I cut wood coffee stirrers and match sticks. They are cut to the same length. 1 1/2 inches.
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Then I glue down the two outside internal supports (matchsticks) to the outside edge of a coffee stirrer. The second coffee stirrer is used to support the matchsticks and are not glued.
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I then glue in the middle support. Note I did not measure in any way.
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Then I turn the set pallet base over and glue another coffee stirrer to the other edge of the top and I add another strip roughly in the middle of the supports.
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I then add the next two strips to finish the top of the pallet.
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When set I turn it over and glue the three bottom boards.
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When completed, arrange them in an interesting stack and glue them in place.
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I usually make about twenty at a time so I have parts drying the whole time that I am working. Hope you like.
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These should be useful anywhere from the twenties on.
Snitchy sends.

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