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Project by scrappy posted 05-05-2009 04:44 AM 2292 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a set of coasters made from a log out of my brother-in-laws firewood pile.

Bark was all ready falling off or would have left it on.

Cut each piece from the log then dried in microwave following instructions I got on this site ( now I can’t find them or I would link to them) The Squirt found it for me http://www.woodisfun.com/microwavedrying.html

Unknown wood. About 4”x3” Coasters and stand is 5”x5”

Please leave all comments and critiques.

Thanks for looking

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-05-2009 04:45 AM

These are really neat coasters

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-05-2009 04:55 AM

Nice project Scrappy.
You have some artist blood in you.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 05:13 AM

Really neat! Are they left natural or did you use some type of finish?

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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scrappy

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#4 posted 05-05-2009 05:23 AM

FrankLad,

Sory forgot to put that in.

Used wipe on poly, I think 3 coats?

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Durnik150

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#5 posted 05-05-2009 05:46 AM

Very creative! These would look great in a cabin or in a room with rustic design.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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rosewood

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#6 posted 05-05-2009 06:18 AM

You know scrappy, i should have those in my wooden house,
its realy fit with my style, i was wondering if you could tell me an idea what can i make from small pieces with dimention 30×30 x 150mm beside pens, i got many of those.
Thanks for posting all your great project, i am watching you here dude.

regards,

Rosewood.

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scrappy

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#7 posted 05-05-2009 07:04 AM

Rosewood,
That is about the size of the acrylic pen blanks I use for my inlays. ( about 20×20x160mm )

Small pieces are allways good for highlight pieces. Keys, trim, accents….

Your projects START with the most colorfull wood around so it would be hard to beet them.

Can’t wait for the shipment to get here and see what everyone is making out of your wood.

You might try doing some “free form” stuff like my butterfly or wood worm. There re MANY others on this site also.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Craig55

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#8 posted 05-05-2009 02:20 PM

This is really a neat idea. I am going to keep an eye out for a log to do something similar. Wonderful work.

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#9 posted 05-07-2009 12:56 AM

Nice Cookies! – good idea about microwave drying them.. I had some take a turn for the worse in my “pre-woodworking days”

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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scrappy

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 09:02 AM

Here is the link for drying wood in the microwave.

http://www.woodisfun.com/microwavedrying.html

The squirt found it for me.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#11 posted 08-31-2009 01:44 PM

I really like those, I want them.

-- Janice

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FrankLad

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#12 posted 03-04-2011 02:49 AM

I’m a little late commenting, but these are REALLY cool! :)

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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