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Everyone’s gotta use the scraps for something! I take the small oak pieces left over for larger projects and size them into .750” x .750” strips and glue sixteen together to make a log. This is wrapped with .500” walnut and sliced off with my miter box saw.

I need to seal them differently because any condensation from the glass seeps down through the grain of the oak. I don’t want to use cork as it will cover up the pattern.

-- Jim, Virginia,

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 03:12 PM

nice coasters.
a bit info on the project would have been helpfull

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 03:27 PM

Well done – I like.

To guard against glass rings and all.. What are they finished with?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 04:21 PM

Nice design & use of scraps. You should be fine once you put on a finish. I have some I made a few years ago that have held up well with a few coats of hand rubbed polyurethane.

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#4 posted 02-25-2011 04:41 PM

cool, so some nice pore-filling finish will protect this end grain quite a bit?

Nice job, by the way

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#5 posted 02-25-2011 04:57 PM

Nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 02-25-2011 08:44 PM

Coasters are my “cutting boards.” I love using all kinds of various scrap for them. We should start a movement.

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 11:19 PM

Nicely done. I’d thought about making something like this but was concerned about moisture going through the end grain. I’m curious about how you will approach finishing. Please let us know.

-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.

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#8 posted 02-26-2011 12:42 AM

CA glue should work fine for a sealer , sand off any roughness and apply some poly afterwards.
Nice looking project : )

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 02-26-2011 12:55 AM

Very nice.

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