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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pallets

A while ago I said I would post an article on how to do pallets. 
First I cut wood coffee stirrers and match sticks.  They are cut to the same length.  1 1/2 inches.


 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.

 I then glue in the middle support.  Note I did not measure in any way. 
 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. 
I then add the next two strips to finish the top of the pallet.
 When set I turn it over and glue the three bottom boards. 
When completed, arrange them in an interesting stack and glue them in place. 

   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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8 comments:

  1. Sweet tutorial! Very simple and easy to do. I just need to make a million of these... :)

    Really, well done.

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  2. Nice Tutorial I need to make some Pallets will come in use for Villainous lairs and my Zombie gaming :D

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  3. Pallets are a great addition to any table and really simple to make - good tutorial.

    I believe though that their use should be restricted to games set in or after WW2, when fork-lift trucks became viable.

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  4. Brilliant - have been scrounging coffee stirrers for some time meaning to do this - nice to see an example before beginning.
    Thanks for the post,
    Kasper

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  5. "Brilliant - have been scrounging coffee stirrers for some time meaning to do this"
    I bought mine in bulk from a restaurant supply house. I only have 10,000 of them to play with.
    Snitchy sends.

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  6. This is really, really great stuff, thanks a lot! I love the way they are painted too, any chance you can tell me briefly the method and colours?

    Cheers!

    Andreas

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  7. "I love the way they are painted too, any chance you can tell me briefly the method and colours?"
    All I did is normal highlighting. I primed black (spraypaint), when dry I highlighted with a dark gray and then with a light gray. The stains were just ink dribbled on and let dry. Hope that helps.
    Snitchy sends.

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    1. Cheers! I'm kind of new to this whole scene, so it helps more than you think mate!
      Thanks again!

      Andreas

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