Been having fun with wood lately. No smutty jokes please! With my workshop upgrade, I wanted to make drawers for one of my benches but with the price of timber these days (ooft!) and my almost primal need to make stuff out of scraps, I wanted to have a go at pallet wood salvage. Having found a source of HT (heat treated - non-toxic) pallets, I thought I’d have all the wood I could possibly want. The only thing is, I don’t have a jointer or a thicknesser (planer), i.e. machines that mill uneven wood to nice flat and parallel surfaces. Hours of YouTube videos later, I had a go at resurfacing said pallet wood with my wee trim router and a DIY built router sled. Principal fairly simple. Execution somewhat varied… Regardless, upon deciding to surface just one side of each length to save the straining motor of my trim router, I plundered ahead and with only minimal gouges. As a generality, it seems to have worked. I have miraculously achieved right angles on all corners and so drawer number 1 is fitted; gliding as smoothly as Barry White on Top of the Pops. Drawer number 2 is pictured and in full clamping mode. It’s going to be rustic sheep shed style as opposed to fine furniture but I kind of like it that way anyway.
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February 20, 2023 at 06:33PM
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