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Project by moshel posted 08-25-2009 01:23 PM 2165 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these started as a test to see if my saw can cut good 60 degrees. thats why they are made of scraps (the wood is black walnut, featureless Rimu and DF).

they turned out nice so I finished them. I made one mistake with the two coasters on the right – I made the routing on the wrong side, so I can’t put all of them together for the optical illusion.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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daltxguy

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#1 posted 08-25-2009 01:30 PM

Very clever!
Even though the rimu is ‘featureless’, the color is still a nice contrast to the others.
Clearly you can cut 60 degree pieces

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Dalbergian

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#2 posted 08-25-2009 02:22 PM

fantastic,i love the tumbling block motif!
I also like the fact this project stemmed from simple calibration exercise.
very nice

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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Dalbergian

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#3 posted 08-25-2009 02:23 PM

fantastic,i love the tumbling block motif!
I also like the fact this project stemmed from simple calibration exercise.
very nice

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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Wheathills

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#4 posted 08-25-2009 02:51 PM

Very clever illusion effect.
Nice

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#5 posted 08-25-2009 04:23 PM

neat idea

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jm82435

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 05:19 PM

Those turned out great. Thanks for sharing this. It looks like a great way to use some scraps too. I wonder if my saw can cut 60* accurately too, hmmm….

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Kindlingmaker

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#7 posted 08-25-2009 05:32 PM

Very cool! Beautiful design!

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MooreWoodworks

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#8 posted 08-25-2009 09:24 PM

these look great! i like them a lot. good job!

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degoose

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#9 posted 08-25-2009 09:40 PM

A very clever ratbag,,, good job mate,
I will have to try that.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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spanky46

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#10 posted 08-25-2009 09:57 PM

Very ingenious!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#11 posted 08-25-2009 11:46 PM

Nice job Moshel !

Totally cool, what type of finish did you use?

Lisa

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moshel

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#12 posted 08-25-2009 11:57 PM

thank you all. it is a great wway of using scraps and it is very easy to make.
one or two thinks I forgot to mention:
finished with several layers of gloss wipeon poly.
to glue this easily, screw two pieces to plywood covered with packing tape to create a “template” for one third of the diameter. put the 3 pieces with glue against it and clamp with the cleats. this creates even pressure.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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Ben Kahmann

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#13 posted 08-26-2009 03:07 AM

Great use of scaps, and we all need to use the coasters!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#14 posted 08-26-2009 03:20 AM

looking good !
getting ready for x’mas i see !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 08-26-2009 07:52 PM

Mann that is such a cool design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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