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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 69 days ago 686 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a coaster rack I started in Arizona but could not figure how I could stack the four coasters on it and have them stay in place. So I cut a back leaning angle on it and drilled 2 holes real close to the edge and then made some offset brass rods to go in the holes but spread outside the contour so the coasters will sit between them. I can’t try it out because the coasters, which look exactly like the grain in this log, are back in Arizona. I sliced the log into 1/2” slices and then kept the end for the holder.

The knot hole and other voids are filled with epoxy with turquoise dust mixed in. It is made from male pistachio and finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 69 days ago

Very NICE COOL Coaster rack!

Good solution!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Rustic

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#2 posted 69 days ago

neat idea

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degoose

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#3 posted 69 days ago

I like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 69 days ago

Thanks Joe, Rick and Larry. I’m working off my list of things to get done for Az next winter. This will go in the tote with the rest of the stuff.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 69 days ago

Another problem solved with a practical solution. Nicely done Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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peteg

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#6 posted 69 days ago

these would go well at a craft fair Jim, nice one
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 69 days ago

That works pretty darn nice—brass, wood and turquoise inlay always looks great together. Well done, Jim.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 69 days ago

Nice work Jim, beautiful colors and functional to boot!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Cliff

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#9 posted 69 days ago

Great solution Jim!!! Keeps the coasters where you want them… at your fingertips… and they won’t get lost!!!

The Brass looks good too, brass always seems to blend nicely with wood.
Good work!!!

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 69 days ago

Thanks Lee, Pete, John,Hans and Cliff. I collect all kinds of brass for my projects. At our last scrap drive at church, someone threw away about a dozen brass rods of all sizes. I could not let them be scrapped!! One was used for these arms!!
When I got home from Arizona, I spent a whole morning crushing turquoise into powder and now I have a big tube of it for these type of rustic projects

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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stefang

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#11 posted 69 days ago

Artfully done Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 68 days ago

Great idea Jim…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 68 days ago

This one looks alienated Jim. It has a science fiction look to it. Out of this world.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Doe

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#14 posted 68 days ago

Beautiful! The coasters must be great as well – I can imagine it. Love the turquoise contrast.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 68 days ago

Thanks mike, Dave, Dave, and Doreen!!

Hi Dave. They look like that because they were made by an alien!! I’m, waiting for my saucer to take be to the mother ship!!

Hi Doreen. The coasters look exactly like the top of this rack with turquoise in that big crack in the center. We were using them but they laid all around the end table. This will round them up next winter!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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