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Project by Colin posted 07-21-2009 11:55 PM 3156 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I subscribe to Woodcarving Illustrated and saw some coasters in the Fall 2008 issue described by Barry McKenzie, the square coasters were Barry’s designs. The octagonal coasters were produced from designs created by Roger Strautman. They are now in use at home, they are quick and easy to make. I hope you like them.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#1 posted 07-22-2009 12:04 AM

colin, very nice. i enjoyed seeing your carvings.

-- Ron, Michigan

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 12:36 AM

they are very nice. such intircate work. be careful though. people may not want to use them for fear of damaging them/covering them up. On a side note, thanks for not posting as 12 projects. lol

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#3 posted 07-22-2009 12:39 AM

Beautiful…it almost hurts me to think someone would put a wet glass down on that beautiful wood and carving.
But…that’s what they are for.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 07-22-2009 01:34 AM

Very nice Colin!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 01:41 AM

very nice.

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

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#6 posted 07-22-2009 01:48 AM

Nice work, but if I could carve and had the patients to do it I wouldn’t have a shop full of expensive power tools. Hand carving is not one of my talents. I do appreciate the work of others.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 02:30 AM

Very nice carving looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 02:47 AM

“quick and easy”, eh? They are indeed gorgeous.

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 03:17 AM

Do you do chip carving? I tried it for a while and found I do not have the penitence to sit that long in one place. I have a lot of respect for those that can Nice job.

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 05:38 AM

Nice chip carving. That first ones very nice. Not so sure about the quick and easy part. Chip carving proves to be very time consuming to me. I bet the guys from would like to see these posted there as well. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 07-22-2009 12:06 PM

Looks like you have been busy. Very impressive work especially the plate. Must have taken some time.

-- Dave D

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#12 posted 07-22-2009 01:16 PM

good job.really like the 8 sided ones. I thought about making some chip carved coasters. I had an idea to use a clear epoxy resin on top of the project so it would hold up over time by protecting the carving. What do u use poly?

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#13 posted 07-22-2009 01:57 PM

I only hope that one day I too can use the words “quick and easy” when describing a project of this caliber!!! they are stunning.

-- Derrek L.

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#14 posted 07-23-2009 01:04 AM

Absoloutly beautiful, really awesome look.

-- Dan Wiggins

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