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Project by ChuckV posted 07-18-2015 01:07 AM 873 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My cousin asked me to make some coasters that she will give as a gift. I had made a bunch one year as Christmas presents (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/54543).

After using a set of these for a few years, I knew that there was a problem with the suction when the coaster is wet and you lift the glass. So, these are both a simpler design and hopefully won’t have that problem. I just conducted a “suction test”. The results are great.

My idea was to have shallow grooves in the faces of the coasters. I cut shallow 1/8” wide grooves using one of the outside blades from my dado set. Then I glued strips of veneer into the bottoms of the grooves.

The wood is black walnut and maple. The finish is Danish Oil, de-waxed shellac, and satin finish water-based polyurethane. This is also how I finished the ones I made before, and they seem to be holding up well.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-18-2015 01:20 AM

Very COOL set of Coasters!

Very nice!

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#2 posted 07-18-2015 09:56 AM

Chuck,

A very well constructed project. At first I thought you had laminated the Coasters and then edged them.
After reading your explanation on the 1/8 groove and veneer work I took a second look.
A very neat way to eliminate a problem.

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 07-18-2015 11:21 AM

Great looking set of coasters!!

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

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 07:04 PM

Very elegant looking coasters.

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#5 posted 07-18-2015 07:11 PM

Per usual, nice work.

-- Harold

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#6 posted 07-18-2015 10:11 PM

Great coaster set! I love the wood combo, and how you solved the suction problem!

By the way, can you share the dimensions?

-- Dean

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ChuckV

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#7 posted 07-18-2015 10:19 PM



Great coaster set! I love the wood combo, and how you solved the suction problem!

By the way, can you share the dimensions?

- Mean_Dean

The coasters are 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”, including the 3/8” wide frames. They are about 3/16” thick.

The outside of the box is 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” x 1 1/2”. The sides of the box are 5/16” thick. The box bottom is 1/8” plywood.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 07-23-2015 12:16 AM


The coasters are 4 1/2” x 4 1/2”, including the 3/8” wide frames. They are about 3/16” thick.

The outside of the box is 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” x 1 1/2”. The sides of the box are 5/16” thick. The box bottom is 1/8” plywood.

- ChuckV

Thank you!

-- Dean

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