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Nov 2018 07 18:11

Re: pallet breaking

Pallet wood is great, high tensile and weather resistant, needs sanding for most applications but I'm an advocate and storing them as they become left after a delivery. Already made a 3 section composter out of 10 pallets side by side, and lined with bulk bags left over from builders visits.
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Nov 2018 08 08:08

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bigbird wrote:
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What do you use that rough and rubbish timber for? [Neutral.png]
Says a man with a big enough budget to buy new timber, unfortunatley using pallets is out of necessity as we cant afford nice new timber for every project also once its planed and sanded its usually like new anyway.

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Nov 2018 08 08:23

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Nov 2018 08 11:18

Re: pallet breaking

Thanks for all the great advice, yeah I want to make some planters with them and also a wooden tee-pee for reception playground, I've just ordered a pallet buster a tool designed just for this job looks great on youtube just hope it does what it says on the tin lol

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Chester wrote:
Thu, Jth Nov 2018, 8:08am
bigbird wrote:
Wed, Jth Nov 2018, 4:35pm
What do you use that rough and rubbish timber for? [Neutral.png]
Says a man with a big enough budget to buy new timber, unfortunatley using pallets is out of necessity as we cant afford nice new timber for every project also once its planed and sanded its usually like new anyway.
They can afford new timber, but they don't want to spend it on you! Just wait till they want something for the teaching staff or food for some meeting or other - no problem.

You must have loads of time on your hands stripping and preparing the wood, for me I would wait until they reconsidered supplying me with the correct materials and tools to do the job.
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I quite enjoy making new things and setting myself new projects, your right though I don't have loads of time on my hands but I make time because I love my job and love the school I'm in. I hear what your saying give them an inch and there take a mile but I have a good understanding with management and they wouldn't take liberty's with me.

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Last year I made lots of seasonal trees and other decorations from pallets and recycled wood which were sold at a fair in December. [Wink.png]
I managed to raise £600 for a charity that helped my family when my father went through his last days.
Lots of things to do if we have or can make the time. [Like.png]
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Re: pallet breaking

welshhunk wrote:
Thu, Jth Nov 2018, 9:53pm
Last year I made lots of seasonal trees and other decorations from pallets and recycled wood which were sold at a fair in December. [Wink.png]
I managed to raise £600 for a charity that helped my family when my father went through his last days.
Lots of things to do if we have or can make the time. [Like.png]
Nice one Welshhunk [Like.png]
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welshhunk wrote:
Thu, Jth Nov 2018, 9:53pm
Last year I made lots of seasonal trees and other decorations from pallets and recycled wood which were sold at a fair in December. [Wink.png]
I managed to raise £600 for a charity that helped my family when my father went through his last days.
Lots of things to do if we have or can make the time. [Like.png]
I think that is fantastic you doing that! [Like.png] Sadly due to space restrictions and nobody wants them iv'e just sawed up 3 pallets.

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Nov 2018 09 12:58

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