|Project by ChuckV||posted 10-14-2011 01:52 AM||3273 views||29 times favorited||21 comments|
I am going to make eight sets of coasters as Christmas gifts this year. I got the idea from the recent issue of Woodsmith magazine. Here is my first shot at it. They have already been used in our house for about a week.
The tray and the main part of the coasters are curly maple. The tray miter keys and the coaster frames are black walnut. The bands in the coasters are black walnut and cherry. The coasters are 4 1/2” on a side and 1/4” thick.
The finish is three coats of boiled linseed oil, two coats of clear dewaxed shellac and four coats of satin polyurethane.
These are a lot of fun to make. For the actual gifts, I am going to make the trays from birdseye maple instead of curly maple for a bit more variety in texture.
-- “There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.” ― Dave Berry