Introduction: Best of Pallets

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The Twins decided to oversee my latest Project & gleefully provided a Postmodern perspective on the limits of recyclability

Step 1: Deconstruct the Pallet

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There are 787 videos extant on Youtube demonstrating the best way to disassemble a Pallet. I decided to take none of this advice.

Step 2: Reconstruction

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The parts provided by the dismantled pallet afforded the opportunity to proceed to the next remarkable stage in the highly skilled technical construction process. Sort battens into long ones & longer ones. The Longer ones must be placed on the work area first, the even longer ones then are placed evenly spaced @ Rt angles to the longer ones. To facilitate the placement we found that some kind person had previously proscribed the exact location, even outlining the locations for the nails. How kind we though & had a merry dance spurred on by this overt display of magnaminity.

Step 3: Overfixing Method

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The decision was taken to use fixing materials available within a radius of 3 m. This didn't work because 3M don't have a factory nearby, so the radius was increased to 2 Miles. Finally after little or no effort both Hammer & Nails were sourced. Two were required to lift the Hammer so just as well I had twins I thought.

Step 4: Voila! Ze Veeneeshd Rtickle As We Say When Chatting With French People

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Whew!! The twins proudly display the finished article disdaining the ubiquitous & nauseating Selfie Stick. 2 Lollies a piece I say.

Comments

redxski (author)2015-07-01

To restore something that is mass produced, from mutiple broken items of the same type, so that it may be used again, is some of the best type of teaching and learning that there is. When you rebuild a car, or combine different parts to make something new, this is what all Instructables are about. It matters not if it is as simple as a pallet or as complex as a solar pannel heat sink energy converter to help boost the eficency of an off grid power system. We pass our knowledge on to others and at the same time allow a different veiwpoint of the world be seen.

Tater Zoid (author)2015-06-15

What did you build? How is this an Instructable?

The activity arose when one of my children suggested that we make a Pallet from all the remnants of Pallet wood left over from various projects. This seemingly 'pointless' exercise in the trending realm of recycling questioned several interesting philosophical & sociological tenets.
Briefly, questions were asked about fundamental practices and beliefs. e.g.
'Did you cut down the trees to make these and did you replant them or leave it bare?'
'What are Pallets used for and how are there so many'
'Who would use a Pallet and can we get one?'
'Why do we need all this stuff that comes on Pallets?'
'Who pays for Pallets?'
'Where does money come from and how is it made?'
'What is Merz and how do you spell Kurt Schwitters?' ( no, sorry I'm kidding!)
and most importantly…
'Can we make something else Dad?'

The activity arose when one of my children suggested that we make a Pallet from all the remnants of Pallet wood left over from various projects. This seemingly 'pointless' exercise in the trending realm of recycling questioned several interesting philosophical & sociological tenets.
Briefly, questions were asked about fundamental practices and beliefs. e.g.
'Did you cut down the trees to make these and did you replant them or leave it bare?'
'What are Pallets used for and how are there so many'
'Who would use a Pallet and can we get one?'
'Why do we need all this stuff that comes on Pallets?'
'Who pays for Pallets?'
'Where does money come from and how is it made?'
'What is Merz and how do you spell Kurt Schwitters?' ( no, sorry I'm kidding!)
and most importantly…
'Can we make something else Dad?'

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