I wanted to try a small scatter terrain project, making pallets. I have some barrels and am going to be casting boxes soon from Hirst Arts molds with Rob. I am planning on putting some of them on pallets.
One of the things I have that make these projects easier is The Chopper from Northwest Short Line.
This makes cutting wood evenly and quickly much less of a chore.
I considered making a little jig to make these, but finally settled for two parallel lines 1 3/8s inch apart. That was the size of my pallets. I had some small basswood lying around, and I just used what I had. First I set two wider pieces so they were touching the outsides of the parallel lines.
Then I glued three more pieces of wood across that, using small dots of viscous superglue.
I did about 10 of them in 20 minutes, and then ran out of wood. Here is what I have done so far. I plan to get more wood. They make up fast, I can do it between other projects.
When I get them finished with the loads on them, I will post more pictures.