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Project by Bullet posted 04-17-2009 12:26 PM 1303 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these for my bro-in-law.
I’m not even sure what woods are in these – I believe maple, English and American walnut, mesquite, redwood, basswood, red oak and I think the dowels are rubber wood. Just what I had lying around.
You can really see the difference in color between the two walnuts in them.
I finished them with spray lacquer.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.





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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 12:29 PM

Nice looking. Looks like that took a little time to make. A lot of different pieces.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Bullet

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 12:34 PM

I did them in a couple evening plus drying time. It’s just a big smush glue-up. I had to trim a few pieces to fit but it wasn’t to bad.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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ellen35

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 12:49 PM

Great use for scraps. I think I’m going to have to clean out some of mine to make some of yours! The variety of woods just adds to the interest. Very fine!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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FritzFratz

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 01:59 PM

Nice way to use up end pieces from band-building projects! They look great and are funtional.

-- FritzFratz, 'Boji, IA

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 04:00 PM

Great idea bullet. Better than taking a bullet from the wife for staining the furniture.

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

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Bullet

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 04:57 PM

Mike,
Did I o-pun myself up to a series of jokes in my comments? Damn

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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isetegija

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#7 posted 04-17-2009 05:30 PM

Those coasters are beautiful and unique .

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 04-17-2009 09:10 PM

I think they look really great , but the holes defeat one of the main purposes of using a coaster.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bullet

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#9 posted 04-17-2009 09:46 PM

Dusty,
Good point about the holes. But I made them for my brother in law. So at least they’re on his furniture and not mine.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 04-17-2009 10:23 PM

Hahaha…you’re setting him up for trouble with SWMBO : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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clieb91

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#11 posted 04-18-2009 03:44 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. I like the coasters I also like your solution to the problem with the hole in them. Nice way to use up the scraps though.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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