This was just one of those afterthought pieces, I added for decoration mainly, but I have bigger plans for them in the future with cargo on for my boat. Also I love making stuff in wood, and I couldn't find any scale pallets anywhere, so thought I would make my own.
The first thing I had to do was decide on what type of pallet to make and to be honest never knew there were so many different ones. I settled on what appeared to be the more commonly used one, which was used for transporting everything from boxes to oil drums on it, so it would be perfect for what I wanted.
As I was planning on making several of these, I decided the easiest way would be to make one, and make a jig up for it as I went. This is quite simple a small piece of styrene with dividers stuck on it to allow the easy positioning of the wooden slats, making assembly far more straight forward.
Once the wood had been cut to size and glued together I gave is a general sanding, to make it nice and smooth, then took the corners off, as I noticed all the real pallets had this and it was done. Not that difficult, but quite time consuming getting it all positioned correctly.
This part is handmade in wood.
Pack of 1x 60mm square pallet is £2.50
Post and packing: £1.50 for the first item then .50p for each item thereafter.
So this is a few pallets finished and just placed on my boat to show how they can look. I added pin pricks to the surface to imitate nails holding them together, but that sort of detail is not seen when the boat is on the water, only when it's by the pond on show, but overall I am really happy with how they turned out.