|Project by palaswood||posted 10-08-2015 12:34 AM||1111 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
I sliced these coasters from a small branch off a Black Ash log salvaged from a downed tree in Lake Elsinore where I spent the summer. The tree was completely dry with ZERO bug holes, which is a miracle in my experience.
Gang sanding made the sanding process a breeze. Plus I was able to get the coasters evenly shaped all the way around.
The small boards for the holder were milled from the same tree, and joined with a single dovetail on each end. It was then shaped on the sander, and two small sticks with curly grain and sapwood glued into a dado in the side.
I was commissioned to make two of these the same day I posted it on my Instagram feed. So at least somebody out there liked em enough to want two. That’s pretty cool. :)
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram