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Quick Christmas gifts. End grain coasters made from scrap walnut, cherry and maple.

-- Glen





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#1 posted 12-23-2010 10:59 PM

Quick? How soon were you able to whip those beauties out? Would probably take me a week!

-- GX

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 11:16 PM

these are very nice

well done

happy LJ b’day !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-24-2010 12:36 AM

Great looking coasters. That’s a good use of scrapes.

-- David

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Glen

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#4 posted 12-24-2010 01:44 AM

It took 2 days to complete them.

-- Glen

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#5 posted 12-24-2010 02:22 AM

Nice coasters, You were a busy boy!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-24-2010 04:50 PM

Great job! Are you going to mix them up or give them as matched sets?

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#7 posted 12-24-2010 06:45 PM

Nice project! They look to be about 1/2 inch thick – am I close?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Glen

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#8 posted 12-24-2010 07:14 PM

They will be given away in matched sets. You are right Steve, they are 1/2 inch thick.

-- Glen

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#9 posted 12-24-2010 07:36 PM

Thanks Glen! By the way – congrats on your 1 year LJ anniversary!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 12-25-2010 01:24 AM

Great work

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 12-25-2010 02:25 AM

Hey Glen,
I want to say thanks. I went into the shop today and was going to chuck some of my scraps until I saw your coaster project. I said WOW that’s what I’ll do with this stuff. I HATE throwing away any wood. So I spent the day making coasters. Everything is glued up and tomorrow I’ll cut to size, sand and finish. I’m going to make a holder for them as well. Again, thanks for to inspiration.
Don

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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Glen

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#12 posted 12-25-2010 06:49 AM

That’s cool Don. Make sure to post pictures of them when you have them finished. The really neat thing about these is that they will be unique. There will never again be any that will be the exactly the same.

-- Glen

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Mike_in_Ohio

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#13 posted 12-27-2010 04:56 AM

Nice looking coasters. I made some a year or two ago and found them very hard to sand. Because of the small size they were hard for me to hold on to while sanding.

Did you have any tricks for holding them while sanding them?

-- Mike

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#14 posted 12-27-2010 01:53 PM

Very nice!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 03-24-2011 02:14 AM

Great idea and nicely done.
There on my list. But it’s a long list and my wife is in charge of the list. But maybe someday.

-- It's easy when you know how. Ontario, Canada

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