|Project by oldstarter||posted 04-16-2015 01:56 PM||2106 views||13 times favorited||10 comments|
A friend popped in to see us a couple of weeks ago and was really taken with some coasters I had made previously. As her birthday was coming up I thought I’d make her a set as a surprise.
I learned from my previous experience of making them that all the pieces must be perfectly square so that you don’t get any gaps in between, (no need to sand them though) although mine did shift slightly when I clamped them but not enough to worry about. Also another thing was not to cut them all off the main piece first and then sand them, but to leave them and clamp the whole thing in a bench vice and then sand off the top, then over to the mitre saw and set it just slightly over three eights to allow for any further sanding required and cut off one at a time. The overall finished size of the outside was four and a quarter inches. The inner core I made oversize and then cut it square to about three and a half inches, then glued half and inch around the outside eventually sanding back to the four and a quarter, again sand back the whole of the outside before cutting into individual pieces. I used one mm cork for the backing and this proved to be ideal.
Thanks for looking.
-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)