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The scrap bin was full. We needed some coasters. A plan ensued! See the build blog here
-- DullChiselDoug, http://www.mcphersonvisionsinwood.com
Oct 27, 2011
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#1 posted 10-27-2011 09:34 PM
Great idea, great execution and I am off to the blog…to read just how to do it…
-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...
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#2 posted 10-27-2011 09:48 PM
Would have looked neat if you put some of the block in the lathe. Great looking coasters though!
-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!
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#3 posted 10-27-2011 09:53 PM
great workand good gift idea
-- 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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#4 posted 10-27-2011 09:59 PM
I’ve been trying to figure out something for those smaller scraps. Hey, guess what everyone is getting for Christmas. No…. it’s not a pony.Thanks
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#5 posted 10-27-2011 10:13 PM
Original ideas & nice job!
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#6 posted 10-27-2011 10:21 PM
Beautiful! I like the shadow edge underneath the coaster, give it a kind of floating effect. Did you router this in or did you put some sort of cork like material underneath to keep them from sliding about? I wish I had that variety and amount of scrap laying about my shop.
-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?
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#7 posted 10-27-2011 11:53 PM
Wow! With that many coasters you must have alot of end tables at your house. Just joking…nice project that I’m sure will be copied by many lumberjocks in the future. Thanks for sharing.
#8 posted 10-28-2011 02:56 AM
Thanks all. GodofBiscuits- I glued on cork squares slightly smaller in size that the coaster itself. The wood species are walnut, maple, and cherry. My staples.
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#9 posted 10-28-2011 12:08 PM
Cool small size project, love it… great job
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --
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#10 posted 10-28-2011 03:35 PM
Those are awesome! Great scrap use idea.
-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin
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#11 posted 11-18-2011 06:25 PM
Combining the walnut, cherry, and maple really brings out the individual beauty of each wood. I love the random pattern. Also, an excellent use of what many would consider landfill bound material. Nice project!
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#12 posted 12-15-2011 05:53 PM
Very cool! I also made some coaster sets from a plan in Wood Magazine, No. 207, October, 2011. It was fun. I love the way your coaster sets look and untilize all the “I’ll save these scraps and use thm some day” stock that you made them from. I’m bookmarking the article in your blog and will try your design sometime here in the near future. Thanks fro sharing.
-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com
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#13 posted 12-15-2011 07:01 PM
I really like this idea. They look nice.
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