I’m sure others have posted a project similar to this, so I’ll be brief on the description.
This is just another great, simple way to get some use from those cut-off strips that accumulate in the shop. I start by gluing up several pieces side to side, first making sure that the sides are square and parrallel for a good lamination. I make each layer just over the sized of the width of what I want for the coasters’ width.
After they dry, I run them through the planer to make the top and bottom of each layer flat and parrellel. Then glue up all of the individual layers until you approach a height that matches the width. Square it up again, then slice off your coasters.
This gave me 30 coasters, and so I’m thinking I make three separate sets of 10 with some type of coaster holder to place them in.
Any suggestions on the best choice for a finish for a coaster? I’ve used poly in the past, which seems to work
-- DullChiselDoug, http://www.mcphersonvisionsinwood.com