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astra

Pallets

Please can anyone suggest a use for a load of old pallets apart from burning them?
Went

Easy to strip down and us parts as: Compost bins, bird house, hedgehog home, cold frame (add perspex or glass), Cat bed (ours has a two tier one made from pallet wood).....
Duckhead

the only limit is your imagination. A friend got some good quality ones and made a welsh dresser type thing. I have a door, a gate, three compost heaps, seed trays coming out of my.., last year I had one as an outdoor shower tray, thing, I'm about to use some to give strenght to a pig ark, when our puppy decided to be a chewer I made him a bed time cell Embarassed only for a while. etc etc don't burn em use em
Tavascarow

Bee hive.



Smile
Duckhead

Sorry, i forgot that one. You can use a pallet to make a holding place for a bit of old tin and a couple of blocks. Laughing
misty07

always have a use for pallets i could use about 100 atm just off tom of my head for putting things on making gates everything made of wood i will make out of pallets i can get i need a new batch of pallets but need to get my dads tractor sorted 1st before i can collect them from garden center
astra

Thanks everyone. I'm not noted for my woodworking abilities but I'll give it a go, what have i to lose but a few thumbnails Laughing
mochyn

astra wrote:
what have i to lose but a few thumbnails Laughing


Surprised How many hands have you got?

There's a book on the subject (pallets) called, I think, building with pallets.

My word, I've just goggled 'building with pallets': who knew there were so many relevant sites?
judith

I have a double bed base made out of pallets. It isn't a thing of beauty, but then it is hidden by the mattress.
Dave NE

I made a pallet wrecking bar last year and it is posted on (youtube), you could make one from an old garden fork, cut off the outer tangs with an angle grinder, in use the U shaped fork straddles the spacing bar of the pallet and you lever up the plank from the pallet, (does that make sense)? I have made planter troughs and they have been great this year for growing salad leaves etc, cheers Dave NE
AnnaD

How about a bench? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00946rg
giveitago

make flower/veggie boxes and sell em to the townies.... Very Happy
misty07

make flower/veggie boxes and sell em to the townies.... Very Happy
Wink Laughing Very Happy
kirstyfern

My first pallet 'building' was the dog kennel, 15 years later it has had dogs / cats / rabbits / ferrets and chickens in it and has survived 3 house moves, solid but HEAVY!

I use them as perches in the sheds and burn when manky Wink

Currently reinforcing the post and rail fence with the larger Euro pallets to stop the goats escaping - not pretty, but functional.

Hay rack for the goats - worked very well.

On shed floor under feed bins.

Next task - goat play benches, but I need the ones with very narrow slats to stop feet getting stuck in them.

I do find them fiddly to take apart so could make more use of them if I could be bothered.

I'm afraid I do burn a lot of them as well though, cos we love bonfires Wink
giveitago

yes, whats the best way of taking some of the tricky blighters apart?
RichardW

You need a palleting tool




Source linky


The bloke sells em
Pilsbury

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing
cheap-n-cheerful

I made this, a shoe rack. Sanded and varnished, it stands in my front porch, very useful.
kirstyfern

You need a palleting tool




Source linky


The bloke sells em


That looks great, how much are they?
kirstyfern

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

And you are not that far from me Wink I can bring you some pallets and collect the tool!
Pilsbury

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

And you are not that far from me Wink I can bring you some pallets and collect the tool!

I would rather bring it to you so i can have a nose round your farm and pet some animals on the head and stuff cos i live in the middle of a town and the only things i get to see are rats and wood pidgeons
Pilsbury

And having just looked up your address i drive almost passed the end of your road a couple of times a month cos i have a few friends in Braintree so come off the M11 and head up that way Laughing I know where im getting my chickens when im ready RichardW

Aint it great when things just work themselves out. Shan

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

Any idea of cost because I would love one!!!
paul1963

You can sell them if they are of decent quality and in reasonable shape. Pilsbury

as for price i will give him a ring todayand let you know. Gareth

After the glowing recommendation from my two friends: Richard & Pilsbury.

I thought that I had better take the time to post and tell you all that I am the maker of these Pallet reclamation bars.



The bars are 35 each + P&P, although at the moment I am trying to sort out a cost effective carrier for them, as I consider the big 5 carriers to be unjustifiably expensive.

The bars are available in three sizes:

500 mm long X 55 mm tine gap for removing roofing battens.

750 mm long X 80 mm tine gap for stripping most Euro and light duty pallets.

1000 mm long X 105 mm tine gap for heavier duty pallets.

Other sizes are available upon request.

Contact details: Cargo-cycles@live.co.uk or 07758 786036
Midland Spinner

When I need to strip down a pallet I use a builder's pickaxe:
put one end of the iron diagonally under a plank near the nails, with the end of the handle supported by another plank, use the handle to lever the plank up, giving extra leverage by putting a foot on the other end of the iron.

This sounds more complicated than it actually is, get a pallet and a pick and give it a go. I can strip a pallet down in just a few minutes.
kirstyfern

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

And you are not that far from me Wink I can bring you some pallets and collect the tool!

I would rather bring it to you so i can have a nose round your farm and pet some animals on the head and stuff cos i live in the middle of a town and the only things i get to see are rats and wood pidgeons

That sounds good to me Smile Plenty of critters to cuddle here Wink
kirstyfern

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

Where is he based?
mochyn

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

Where is he based?

Two posts up from you! Laughing Laughing Laughing
kirstyfern

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

Where is he based?

Two posts up from you! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Ok! He hasn't got a landline number and dosn't say in his profile so I thought I'd ask Embarassed
mochyn

And because of the interest it the 2 threads i think he is knocking up another batch should anyone want one, it can be got into the DS courior service cos i can collect them when i pick up mine Laughing

Where is he based?

Two posts up from you! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Ok! He hasn't got a landline number and dosn't say in his profile so I thought I'd ask Embarassed

Sorry Kirsty: couldn't resist! Laughing
Gareth

I am based in the outskirts on the NE side of Norwich, and have just relocated my workshop; so I am waiting for a new phone line to be put in.

However, I can be reached on 01603 435 199 until about 6-7pm most evenings or until midday on Saturdays.

My business is called Cargo Cycles, and I build cargo carrying bicycles, tricycles, quadricycles, and fixies, along with general steel fabrication, specialist tube manipulation and bending, and plywood forming. I have recently been making a lot of animal related steel fabrications: Dromedary & Bactrian Camel saddle frames, Mule pack frames, Llama pack frames and two Elephant Howdahs.

Camel saddle photos showing the fabrication work as it progresses, click on the image to see the slide show:

kirstyfern

Sounds interesting, welcome to DS'er Smile Jamanda

Some of those are amazing! I love the orange poddy one. Did you make all of those? Gareth

Yes,

I build those Pedi-vans and trucks, and currently I am building two pedal powered Old wild west style Medicine/snake oil show vehicles for a well known Magician and his touring magic and illusions show.

I currently have a secondhand pedal powered with electric assist Pedi-van for sale. Full road legal light set, 250kg Payload, 1.2 cu/metre capacity, battery range approx 30 km (60km total), limited to 18 MPH.

Barefoot Andrew

Welcome Gareth Very Happy
A.
Pilsbury

[quote="Gareth:1076867"]Yes,

I build those Pedi-vans and trucks, and currently I am building two pedal powered Old wild west style Medicine/snake oil show vehicles for a well known Magician and his touring magic and illusions show.

I currently have a secondhand pedal powered with electric assist Pedi-van for sale. Full road legal light set, 250kg Payload, 1.2 cu/metre capacity, battery range approx 30 km (60km total), limited to 18 MPH.


and its amazingly fun to ride/ drive, even just round the industrial estate Laughing
RichardW

Whats it like on hills fully loaded? Woodburner

Love the pedivan, but I don't see how the pallet tool is supposed to work.
I use a claw hammer with a mallet. Ear defenders are a must though.
Gareth

I am sorry that I've not been back sooner to this tread to answer the question about the Pallet bar: recently I've been up to my neck in work building the two pedal powered medicine show quad bikes, Elephant Howdah frames, and a very large production run of Pallet Reclamation Bars. I have also registered the design of the pallet reclamation bar and applied for a patent.

Here is a link to a short video of me using one of my Pallet bars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag&feature=related

The double headed Pallet bars are 45 each plus 11.50 P&P (Parcelforce 48 with tracking) and are available from stock. payment by Cheque, Postal order, or paypal

They can be ordered by by calling:01603 435199 or 07758 786036. email; cargo-cycles@live.co.uk


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