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Project by rikkor posted 10-19-2008 10:54 PM 2379 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My trophy wife recently bought some beverage coasters. They are shown in the first photo. I had a bit of mahogany left over from a previous project, and made the improvement shown in photo 2. She responded with glowing approval.

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#1 posted 10-19-2008 11:06 PM

Nice upgrade. Those coasters would soak up the moisture, seep through and ruin a table top. Now the wood base will save the furniture.

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#2 posted 10-19-2008 11:08 PM

Great Rikkor. A nice addition.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 10-19-2008 11:12 PM

A definite improvement. Crafts with Class.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 10-19-2008 11:28 PM

Thanks guys. It is finished with shellac, but I put several coats of paste wax followed by a buff coat of Renaissance wax. I think it’ll deal with the moisture for a while.

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John Gray

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#5 posted 10-19-2008 11:56 PM

Great job thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 10-20-2008 12:16 AM

that’s excellent!! what a lovely combination

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 10-20-2008 02:15 AM

Very nice improvement.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 10-20-2008 02:44 AM

looks good … thoughtful idea. hope you got a couple points from you-know-who >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 10-20-2008 02:45 AM

Well done! Very creative.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#10 posted 10-20-2008 04:23 AM

Pretty neat Rikkor, you made the needed improvements and made them a worthwhile thing to own.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 10-20-2008 08:22 AM

A very innovative and practical improvement.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 10-20-2008 02:03 PM

I’m not sure if this is a lathe project, or a router project, but either way, you sure made a great improvement.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 10-20-2008 02:38 PM

Thanks Dick, it is a lathe project.

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#14 posted 10-24-2008 03:09 PM

Even the smallest of projects have the biggest effect. Nice work adding a decorative piece to a standard utensil.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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