Make some drink coasters in a day!
The other day I was sitting at the conference room table I made for my church. Our pastor loves it and always has some small piece of statuary on it. He also has a small pile of cheap coasters behind the statuary. The thought occurred to me to build a sort of small stand that the statue could rest on and would also hold coasters in such a way that they wouldn’t just be a pile of coasters. I’m getting an image of an octagonal sandwich with the coasters as the filling. An octa...
In this photo you can see the two things I’m currently working on. On the left, I’m re-habbing my very first whirligig. The paint needs refreshing and I’ve replaced the bow arm of the fiddler. On the right there are 4 coasters that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle to become a trivet. (I’m also painting our old rusty wheelbarrow, but that’s outside.) No big shakes.
ZESCH INTERLOCKING COASTERS BY MICHIEL CORNELISSEN ONTWERP
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. ok. After they dry, I run them through the p...
Usable Logs… Well I was actually able to take the time this week and accomplish the goal I set for myself in last week’s blog. I wanted to cut down some of my own logs and make some usable wood from them. I am happy to say that it worked. I of course need to tweak the system a bit and experiment a bit more with some other thicknesses and woods but I am pretty happy with how things turned out. Rather then a jig I decided on once again using my jointer to give me some flat sides. Thru work I...
I have been using this jig for gluing thin material for some time now: (i think the basic idea was taken from time life’s “art of woodworking”). The jig is basically piece of 19mm hardwood plywood with packing tape cover and 9mm pieces of plywood brad nailed at both ends. the wedges are tapped with a mallet to create the pressure. Lately, i decided to recycle my thin scrap into coasters, very much like tonyu’s. Unlike tonyu, i don’t have a lathe (I think...
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