Introduction: Pallet Tealight Coasters
A new idea to make some Coasters for tealights.
Although the process is pretty big, i enjoyed doing it as wood/metalworker. :-).
You can also put an actual design in it if you put the nails in a special order. like letters and symbols. sky is the limit!
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Step 1: Step 1: Watch the Video+ Get an Idea.
In the video we go through the entire proces.
-First we find some wood.(in my case from old pallets still in nonrotten state!)
-We glue some of the slats together with normal woodglue and let them dry under pressure of clamps or a benchvise.
-Next we cut off the crooked pieces an make a nice beam of it.
-Make a size you can handle on the drillpress, or drill holes with a handdrill.
-Hammertime! if they fit too easily, use some extra glue. we don't want the rings to fall out ones they are cut. (or having the rotating while cutting)
-Now it is time to saw it all up. you can use a Evolution Mitersaw with a multiblade on it, or use a metalsaw. dont use a regular saw that can't cut metals like brass and aluminium.
-As an extra i dremel out the side to look more aggressive or stylish(whatever you think of it)
-A layer of oil and its nice and shiney (yes, oil and fire don't mix. just a wood. but i don't spill my lights :D)
-Put them on a nice place an get the tealights on it.
thx for watching,
have a nice evening full of tealights!
Step 2: Step 2: This Is It.
well, it's finished. look at the photos for a view of how it looks in reallife.