Marblewood coasters with mahogany storage box.

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Project by Andy posted 02-20-2016 08:53 AM 1681 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some marblewood coasters i cut out of a turning blank. The endgrain faces up so all the coaster match very well, i dont think ive ever seen wood coasters made this way. I just wanted some opinions on what you fellow woodworkers think of this design. Thanks, Andy.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 02-20-2016 11:52 AM

Those grains look incredible, finish is awesome!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-20-2016 12:10 PM

Those grains look incredible, finish is awesome!

- majuvla

^^^ this – Wow, I’ve never seen grain like that. Beautiful.

-- Mat

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 01:01 PM

Gorgeous. Look at those babies shine. I made some from one of the magazines. They were thinner with a cork insert. The cork protects the wood from condensation but has a very dated look and hides the beautiful wood grain. I prefer what you did.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 01:35 PM

The finish on these is epoxy made for bartops. I did the bottoms first then flipped em and did the top then sanded off the drips. I think you could just about wash them in a dishwasher.

-- Andy Smith

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#5 posted 02-20-2016 01:36 PM

very nice project, .... but, .... the marble wood is absolutely amazing!!!

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#6 posted 02-20-2016 04:29 PM

Andy, nice design, beautiful wood, excellent finish choice, interesting corner splines, and fun to see. It will help your viewers if you edit in the dimensions of your projects. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

I agree that woodworking makes a better hobby than a living. However, you can buy neat tools and make it pay for itself. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 02-20-2016 05:00 PM

I like it! Sometimes you can get some funky grain design if you use end grain, especially if you use wood with pronounced grain like this. And the epoxy finish is a lot of work, but the results are worth it. Great job!

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 07:42 PM

Nice work, Andy. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 02-20-2016 08:32 PM

Andy these look fantastic! The grain is wonderful but I think the finish is even better. I’ll be adding these to the list of things I make as gifts :-) Well done!

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#10 posted 02-20-2016 11:29 PM

Pretty incredible wood there, really nice work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#11 posted 02-20-2016 11:48 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Another well crafted piece.

-- Bob

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#12 posted 02-21-2016 02:04 AM

Man that marblewood is amazing! Great looking coaster set—definitely a fine addition to your home!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 02-21-2016 07:00 AM

That’s some great looking wood you used. What are the marks on the edges of the holder? Welcome to LJ’s Great bunch of people from all over the world

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#14 posted 02-21-2016 01:11 PM

Those arent marks on the side that is walnut “false dovetail” miter keys. I cut into the corner with a japenese saw then cut about as thin a strip as i could get off of a walnut board and carefully glued pieces of it in the saw kerf cut. Even though these strips are really thin they should still add alot of strength to that joint also since there is six of them on every joint.

-- Andy Smith

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#15 posted 02-21-2016 08:18 PM

Thanks for the information on the keys. Much different than I have used or seen before

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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