Coaster sets..

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Project by degoose posted 07-15-2014 08:43 PM 1387 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Commissioned to laser engrave sets of coasters with corporate logos…
These coasters are for Australian Forrest Growers…. order is for 90 sets of 4…
Set up a jig to engrave 3 sets at a time…[pic 3]
Finished 80 coasters yesterday with another 280 to go…
Timber used is Silver Quandong.
4th pic is a sample of the Macadamia Conservation Trust logo…They are going NUTS over the concept…
Last pic shows the various sizes… smallest for key rings…

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 08:47 PM

Very cool. I love the laser.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 08:54 PM


Beautiful stuff… Good Niche!

You’re Coasting right along NOW! :) LOL

Very good!!

That Laser is really paying OFF now!!

Has it paid for itself yet?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 09:01 PM

That’s some “Light Sabre” stuff right there. Larry are you a Jedi?

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 09:07 PM

Nice job on the coasters, Larry. you sure have your work cut out for you. How are you cutting the coasters? .....slicing and turning on the lathe?

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

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 09:09 PM

Sweet. That will help pay for that thing. Yea!

I guess you are able to cut that many identical sized coasters (with in reason).

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 09:13 PM

Happy to see you are staying busy doing what you love.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 09:40 PM

Coasters are cut on a SCMS to around 1/4 inch [6mm] ... they are cut sanded and finished with poly while still green… seems to stabilise the round.. very few crack or split… and the bark stays on …[for a while]

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

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 09:41 PM

Fantastic work – good to see you are keeping that beast busy!

The Macadamia people are going Nuts….... Macadamia Nuts? Anyone? Beuller?..........

At least I got your joke, Larry.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 09:49 PM

Wow looking good !

Posibly no point in ringing for a chat for the next couple of days!!

The joke? went straight over the head first up!

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 10:09 PM

really cool larry, i take it the bark will stay on these…was this wood cut in the winter, or does this tree naturally keep its bark…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 07-15-2014 11:29 PM

You are gettin er done Larry.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 07-15-2014 11:57 PM

Looks like you’re getting your money’s worth from that machine!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 07-16-2014 12:33 AM

Silver Quandong?? Another new species Larry?? Great coasters!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 07-16-2014 01:53 AM

From the forest to Australian Forrest Growers who made them grow in the first place, what could be more fitting?

Nice stuff Larry!

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

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#15 posted 07-16-2014 12:04 PM

Great work Larry. The corporate gift market is huge in almost every (civilised) country. I’m glad to see that you are tapping into it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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