Wood coasters, bookmatched curlie walnut

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Project by Mark Miller posted 06-22-2017 01:51 PM 1225 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some walnut that was pretty warped and twisted in spots, so I made some thin coasters out of it. The curlies in this walnut are pretty nice! Poly finish. Wont absorb a whole lot of water, but should protect what its sitting on.

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 02:21 PM

Nice design!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 03:59 PM

Great Job! I like the wood!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 06:13 PM

Very attractive.

However, my wife complains that flat surfaces like that on a coaster can cause the bottom of the glass to form a seal (vacuum) between the glass and the coaster as cold drinks sweat moisture on the outside of the glass. Then the coaster sticks to the glass as you pick it up. I have had to add cork or something similar to my coasters to avoid that problem. Of course in your situation that covers up the nice wood grain so I guess that limits them to hot drinks.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 06:35 PM

Cool coasters. The bookmatch is super.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 07:25 PM

This is a nice set of coasters.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 01:45 AM

Those are great Mark. Thanks for giving me an idea for another scrap wood project.

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