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Project by moshel posted 1829 days ago 2145 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 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

Very clever illusion effect.
Nice

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1829 days ago

neat idea

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jm82435

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#6 posted 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

Very cool! Beautiful design!

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MooreWoodworks

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#8 posted 1829 days ago

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

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degoose

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#9 posted 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

Very ingenious!

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

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dustbunny

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#11 posted 1829 days ago

Nice job Moshel !

Totally cool, what type of finish did you use?

Lisa

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moshel

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#12 posted 1829 days ago

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 1829 days ago

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

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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patron

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#14 posted 1829 days ago

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

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mcoyfrog

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#15 posted 1828 days ago

Mann that is such a cool design

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