Set of 4 Custom Coasters

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Project by gdoherty posted 03-24-2017 07:30 PM 893 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of handmade coasters I produced for a friend. She lives in and grew up around Rochester, NY, also known as “The Flower City” for their annual Lilac Festival. The woodburned design on the coaster holder is directly from the flag of the City of Rochester.

The coasters are made from ambrosia maple, and the holder is pine. The holder is lined with a piece of suede. Some of the coasters had to have holes filled with epoxy. Each coaster was also given a small cove around its circumference to make the coasters (at 1/2” thick) appear visually thinner.

All parts were finished with three coats of Minwax Wipe-on Polyurethane.


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#1 posted 03-24-2017 07:34 PM

Good job, gdoherty! Good choice using the cove … looks great. Don’t you just love Ambrosia maple?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 08:19 PM

Thanks, Ron! It really is a beautiful wood.

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#3 posted 03-24-2017 08:33 PM

Prety nice looking coaster. The wood itself looks interesting and nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 02:10 PM

You did a nice job on this set of coasters. Nice work.

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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