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Shop-made jig to make wooden stars

Pallet Wood Star Tool & Supply List

| Shane Dennehey

Here is the tool and supply list for Pallet Wood Star Project Plans.

Use this list to ensure you're equipped with all of the right stuff to take on this project before you buy the plans. 


Power Tools

  • Drill Cordless is nice. This one is a great value. 
  • Drill bit, ⅛ inch A metal drill index is a valuable addition to your arsenal. This one is compact, sturdy, and it can be used to gauge what size hole is needed for any screw by removing the bit and inserting the screw in the opening.
  • Drill bit, self-centering | #6 To pre-drill holes for the jig.
  • Phillips screw tip For the jig.
  • Table saw I don't own a SawStop, but I highly recommend them! 

Hand Tools

  • Cabinet scraper These are excellent for cleaning dry glue from wooden surfaces.
  • Cork-backed ruler For precise paper cuts and marks.
  • Crescent wrench To adjust your toggle clamps.
  • Crowbar The bigger the better. This beast is 36" long.
  • Hammer This 28 oz. long handle straight rip claw hammer will help break those pallets down (if you choose to do it the hard way).
  • Pencil These are #3 pencils. The harder lead stays sharper longer.
  • Pinch dogs (5) They're fun to say, and fun to use!
  • Protractor To find and mark those angles.
  • Sandpaper 3M Variety pack is the best way to get started.
  • Spring Clamps, 2-inch (5) These are handy to have around the shop.
  • Tape measure This 16' tape measure is a joy to use. It's the perfect size and weight for me.
  • Wrench, ⅜ inch To assemble and adjust your clamps.
  • X-Acto Knife For precise paper cuts.


  • Brads, ½ inch long (6) For the jig.
  • Finish nails For the jig.
  • Plywood, ½ inch thick For the jig.
  • Plywood, ¼ inch thick For the jig.
  • Screws, #6, ¾ inch long For the jig.
  • Shop rags These make cleanup easier.
  • Spray Adhesive To attach a ruler gauge to the jig.
  • Water bowl Keep it close during glue-up.
  • Wood Reclaimed pallet wood.
  • Wood glue Tightbond is my glue of choice.
  • Wood glue bottle The GluBot is an amazing glue dispenser. Its multiple tips give you a lot of control so you can evenly distribute the right amount of glue for the job.




Power Tools

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  • Posted by Dave Pinchbeck on

    Your reclaimed pallet stars are awesome. Thank you for the free plans. I intend to build some for my grandchildren this Christmas.

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