I have seen a lot of posts asking about pallet wood in here and my brother
gave me an excellent tip today for removing the cross members.
To take out the nails drill a hole directly into the the center of the nail
head. Use a bit roughly the size you think the nail is. I just used a 2/16
bit but it will depend size on the nails in your pallet of course. This
causes the head to pop off. The ones that dont are easy to remove with an
old set of tile nippers. Works like a hot damn, as my dad would say. I
just turned the pallet on its side and gently tapped off the cross members.
To remove the remaining nail from the beams I just used a cats paw with a
scrap block underneath. Had an 8' long pallet disassembled in about 45
minutes and all the wood is very useable. Poplar and oak. I am very pleased
to say the least :) Hope this tip helps out some of you.
When my grandfather died we found what appeared to be 17 year old
venison in the bottom of his freezer. At holidays we all sit around
and swap stories about him and what a character he was.
I'm smiling as I write this....
Reminds me of a couple stories that my dad told me about one of his aunts.
Seems she never threw anything out and was a bit of a loon in any case.
Aunt "John L (my dad), go down in the cellar and get a jar of the kraut. And
you be careful not to shake it up; I don't want the mold mixin' in.
Aunt: "Rufe (her husband), go an butcher that cow."
Rufe: "But the darn thing's sick. Look at it. I'm gonna have it put down"
Aunt: "Yea, look at it. Only down in the front. Her back end is still in
Note: I never ate at this great-aunt's house.
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