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Project by CaptainAhab posted 10-01-2010 02:02 PM 1398 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently asked to provide gift sets to be taken to Japan on a “political” trip. I ended up with 5 sets of these coasters. The coasters and holder are 100% epoxy covered with 2 coats, then final sanded and lacquered. The concept is less common wood species that grow in Iowa.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com





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CaptainAhab

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 02:07 PM

Coaster species; E. Red Cedar, Black Walnut, Osage Orange, American Elm. Holder is Black Cherry trimmed with Red Mulberry. All of this came from my trees. (except walnut which came from friend)

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 02:23 PM

Go HAWKS!!! :) (i’m originally from dubuque, then moved to Iowa City, now I live in Davenport, attending Palmer College of Chiropractics) – What part of the state are you from?

Cool Coasters. Good idea

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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CaptainAhab

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 02:24 PM

Just moved to Cedar Rapids

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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dakremer

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 03:29 PM

great! My sister and brother both live in CR. Enjoy those smells! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 04:34 PM

Looks great! A very nice idea. Gowing up in Iowa increases my appreciation.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 11:29 PM

Very coold desgin, great job

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#7 posted 10-02-2010 12:14 PM

What a clever idea!!!

-- curious woodworker

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#8 posted 10-02-2010 12:50 PM

Nicely thought out

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 10-02-2010 12:53 PM

Those are nice.

-- 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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MasterSergeant

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#10 posted 03-03-2011 03:28 PM

THanks for the idea ;-D!
I just retired from the Army and we returned home to Iowa to live, Great State!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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CaptainAhab

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#11 posted 07-13-2011 01:27 AM

Well Master Sergent….I’m ex Navy so may have to charge you for the idea!!! JK

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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