Tumbling Block Coasters??

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Project by MarkJ posted 12-23-2011 06:09 AM 1916 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t actually set out to make coasters here. I’m thinking about a cutting board to make for my dad and decided to glue up a small section of wood in the tumbling block form (following the blog entry from degoose) to see what I’d be getting myself into if I went that route. I then had to figure out what to with this hand full of tumbling blocks that I ended up with… so we have coasters. Of course end grain probably isn’t the best idea for a coaster (condensation soaking up in the end grain and all) so after gluing the pattern up, I sliced off 1/8” sections and glued walnut slices to the back of it to help stabilize things followed by many coats of Arm-R-Seal.

As for the cutting board… I think a few more small experiments like this are in order before jumping in. Getting just this small number of blocks glued up was a challenge and I still ended up with gaps.

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 08:22 AM

Very cool coasters.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 12:54 AM

These are cool coasters, very nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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