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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 6:48 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Some of those things are amazing Jam Lady. You would need good quality pallets to make a lot of them. Rob, rather daft, but amusing.

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 16 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jam Lady I have just looked at your daughter's link-spoiled me for choice! My librarian has ordered a small round seat-off home to make a start. I just have to get a planer thicknesser. I always wanted an excuse!

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 16 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lol, I have never come up with a legit excuse for one of them.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 16 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Husband wants one but the problem is where to put it. It would certainly be useful for our milled timber. I still live in hopes of having bellows made from out own timber and son doing the leatherwork for them.

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 16 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have my family bellows, still working, made from elm and leather. I am not even going to volunteer to photograph them after my last fiasco! But take it from me they are beautiful if you are into antiques!

JB



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 16 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tried to make things out of pallets in the past but gave up after I found that most pallets are so cheaply made that any attempt to make them into anything else just turned them into a pile of splinters. The pallets that are good enough to be used as something else tend not to be given away or to be more useful as pallets (the last time I reused pallets was some decent pallets which I used under a workshop sitting on a stable yard where we weren't allowed to put any foundations down so I wanted something freestanding but which would have airflow - so pallets used as pallets were a great option.

lowri



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 16 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a friend who used to work at a printers, and she provided me with much smaller pallets than your average back-of-a-lorry type. Much lighter to handle, sometimes with solid tops which made tables! Also easier to pile up when not in use.
One of my sheds occasionally floods to a depth of over 2 inches (ditch behind it takes runoff from the roof) and my 2 medium size freezers each sit on a pallet. No worries! In case of abundant floods, add another pallet!

lowri



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 16 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh dear, I see Ginkgotree has already covered the printers pallets area! That'll teach me not to read the whole post!!

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 16 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lowri, all ideas are welcome, but do you stand the freezers on polythene on top of the pallets, as wood absorbs the water and so if the pallet comes into contact with the freezer when the pallet is wet could rust it?.

lowri



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 16 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never thought of that - but the freezers have feet which are the only bit touching the wood! The Hotpoint big freezer seems to be coated and non rust, it never has in X number of years; the little cheapo Ice King I would be suspicious about, it does rust at the drop of a hat (round the lid - no pun intended!)
I always thought there should be a drill on the apple-corer principle to drill out nails, but never managed to source one! This was in pre-Internet days! I now use them whole anyway!!

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