dad's scraps - my coasters

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Project by naliwi posted 08-05-2016 02:51 PM 584 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since Dad is a woodworker also I have tried to keep an eye on his trash pile. I gave him a box to throw his leftovers in sometime ago. I say no scrap is too small to ponder! I found a handful of these 1/4” striped panels ( that’s a quilt term I know. Someone please teach me the proper woodworking term.) Each panel was about 4” long so I cut them into sections for checkerboards. I found 1/4” is a bit flimsy for a coaster so I glued it to another piece of walnut. I was able to put them though the drum sander as one piece. That was very handy! I added a few borders, also from his scrap box.

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#1 posted 08-05-2016 04:42 PM

very cool, especially saving these small scraps and using them for something so nice. Good job!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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#2 posted 08-05-2016 05:09 PM

Coasters are great! Taking scraps and turning them into something useful & beautiful!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#3 posted 08-06-2016 01:10 AM

Another example of why I cannot throw out any pieces! These turned out great. What finish did you use?

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#4 posted 08-06-2016 01:12 PM

These coasters are so beautiful and nicely done.

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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#5 posted 08-06-2016 02:40 PM

very nice and useful ….....GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 08-08-2016 06:29 AM

Handsome coasters


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#7 posted 08-16-2016 11:55 PM

nice work on these… they look great!

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