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Handcrafted Maple Dowel and Coaster Set

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Project by mdzehr posted 06-16-2017 09:12 PM 454 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to try my hand at making maple dowels and needed a project to use them on, so I recycled some Cherry from a set of old cabinets and Maple from an old handrail to make the set. Finished with spray on poly 5 light coats gloss and final coat satin.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-17-2017 02:19 AM

Very nice on all aspects.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 04:06 AM

What a great idea for cutoffs and gifts. thanks for the idea.

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mdzehr

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#3 posted 06-17-2017 09:13 AM

Thanks Ralbuck. I love your quote about Sawdust and Therapy. So true!


Very nice on all aspects.

- ralbuck


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#4 posted 06-17-2017 09:16 AM

Thanks BurlyBob. I’m always keeping my eye out for ideas like that as well. It is hard for me to throw out wood that has taken years to grow, and sometimes even in the smalll pieces, there are unique grain patterns, knots or other beautiful features that I like to create a piece around.


What a great idea for cutoffs and gifts. thanks for the idea.

- BurlyBob


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-17-2017 02:57 PM

This coaster set is very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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mdzehr

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#6 posted 06-17-2017 05:00 PM

Thanks Charles. BTW I have always liked your quote by Thoreau. He probably would’ve approved of the recycled woods used in the project.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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majuvla

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#7 posted 06-18-2017 06:30 AM

They are simply beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mdzehr

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#8 posted 06-18-2017 08:54 AM

Thanks Ivan. They also make great gifts. Last batch I made 6 sets which made more efficient use of my time.


They are simply beautiful.

- majuvla


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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