If you are a regular reader of this Blog, You know that I love working with recycled wood. I pick it up where ever I can and use it for projects around the homestead. I have been trying to find a place that has a overabundance of pallets, But due to the fact that I live where I do makes it a long drive to get a truck load. But I have gotten a few and have started to break them down using a hammer and crow bar. What a pain in the neck! It takes so long to get them a part and I can really tear up some good wood.
So, I have been a fan of IZZY SWAN over at his You Tube channel for quite some time. He is a great talent and has so much to show those of you that may want to do some woodworking! He has designed and built many a JIG that is used with his table saw (from turning tool handles, to turning logs into lumber!).
And this is where I got the idea to start to use pallets! He designed and built a tool that will break down a pallet in under 10 minuets! And I ordered one from him and it arrived yesterday!
|This box was delivered yesterday about 3 o'clock. I have to admit I felt like a kid on Christmas morning!|
|This is what was inside! The two wooden parts are 100 year old RED OAK salvaged from an old building! Some Assembly was required, But Izzy had a video at his web site that walked me thou it and it came together !|
|And this is the new TOOL/TOY!|
|Leigh, If you are reading this, I think Dan will appreciate this. A Tool yes, But also a piece of art! IZZY ,You did a great job ! It is only about 8 pounds and the metal forks have no problem with the pallets I have tried it on!|
|And this is the Name that Izzy chose to bestow upon his new Tool. The Red OAK is so beautifully worked and the green forks make it stand out! I love the feel of this handle and the step has not had a problem with anything I have used it on!|
|The first pallet to be taken down by the "Pallet Pal"! Oak with twist nails. The Pallet Pal pulls the nails straight out with very little bending. So I can recycle them too!|
|Less then 10 Min's later!|
IZZY, As I said you did a great job on this and I will be using the P.P. a lot over the next few months. On a scale of 5 stars, you get a 100!! As you can tell, I love this tool and your videos! I will return again and again to see what new things you will come up with next!
As far as the BIG SCORE.....
I said that I have been trying to find a place that will let me pick up pallets and last Monday I found it! And it is only 15 MIN"S away. There is a plastic plant just outside of town and I went by there to see if they had any pallets I could ask about. All they could tell me was no, Right?
But they said YES!!! I talked with the shipping manager and he said the because the pallets they had are smaller then the standard, (30 X 30) They could not give them away until now. They are a one time use pallet for the company and last year it cost them $5000.00 to have them removed and taken to a land fill. He was so happy that I wanted them, He offered me his own trailer to use to make a pick up
|The first truck load that I got. There must be over 300 pallets that I can have!|
IZZY, if you read this, YOU ARE THE MAN!! And I hope to some come see you and get you to sign my P.P. It really is an amazing tool and I'm glad I was able to get one before you sold out!
Leigh, I think Dan will love this!
And for all you others, go by IZZY's web site WWW.THINKWOODWORKS.NET. And check out his videos!