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A method for molding articles such as pallets from flake-like wood particles mixed with binder, the pallets housing a deck and integral molding legs. A loosely fitted mat of wood flakes is formed by depositing a first plurality of layers of wood flakes onto a supporting surface with a flake aligners provided for causing alignment of those flakes which will form legs of the pallet. A second plurality of layers are formed with a flake aligner provided for causing alignment of flakes which will form the legs of the pallet and in a direction transverse to the direction of alignment of the flakes of the first layers.
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Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Sandberg, L. Bogue; Haataja, Bruce A.; Jurmu, Douglas C.; Palardy, Robert D.; Story, Frank H.; and Yates, WIlliam A., "Method for forming a pallet with deep drawn legs" (1988). Michigan Tech Patents. 53.