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Project by John_G posted 938 days ago 952 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these coasters as Christmas gifts this year. The frames are 1/2” square walnut, there’s a “blades width” dado in each of them to accept the bottoms, just very thin plywood. The inside pieces are either marble or slate that i had as samples from a vendor. I took each one and cut them square and clean on my wet saw and then held them each in place with a piece of carpet tape. The finish (before the tiles were added) is about 4 coats of clear spray (can) shellac. Each coaster was then given felt feet about 1” square on each corner. Makes them sit nicely, stack nicely, and also not suction to the table.

-- John Gray





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 938 days ago

Wow these are nice,good job.

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 938 days ago

I agree with Jim. these are nice. I have made large trivets in much the same way. Those tile samples were a good find. The Walnut sets them off well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 938 days ago

They came out beautiful, John! What a nice use of the samples! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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