Inlayed Grapes Coasters

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Project by Joshuah posted 01-23-2012 08:02 AM 1557 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year my mother said that for Christmas all she wanted was coasters, so I was thinking I was getting off real easy! Not exactly, she decided she wanted them all inlayed with the same grape emblem. Since they live in a very wine-centric area the overall theme was meant to be off the vine.

I picked the Walnut because I think it has a beautiful sapwood wave running through the top of it. The grapes are done with a maple and the leafs are zebra wood that has been sandshaded (thank you to “the woodwhisperer”), after watching his tutorial on it I am just looking for ways to use it in my inlays. To spice up the holder I sliced corks from some wineries around the areas and Inlayed them in the sides.

Thanks for looking and criticism is always welcome!

-- -Joshuah

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 08:39 AM

Very cool coasters nice job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 03:14 PM

gr8 use o them leftover wine corks.. very nice inlays also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 03:27 PM

Nice !
That’s a lot of work for Coasters, but a great learning experience.
She should be proud!

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 03:45 PM

great work. I really like the inlay you have done and the sand shading on the leafs adds an appearance of depth. The corks are a great idea and nice way to personalise the gift even more.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 04:47 PM

Very nicely done.
Sand shading really adds depth.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 05:10 PM

Nice coaster set! The inlays and the holder both are very well done.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 07:49 PM

Hello Joshuah

I like your idea with the corks
The inlay are beautiful
Great work

Your project give me some ideas for the future

Thanks for sharing and don’t drink too much wine to give you some corks !!!

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 10:48 PM

Very well done!

The leaves shading is outstanding.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 01-24-2012 02:49 AM

Very nice, I’m sure cutting those grapes wasn’t easy!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. β€” Scott Adams

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#10 posted 01-24-2012 02:58 AM

I really like the ideas you incorporated in this set. And, you did a great job executing your ideas. Thanks for posting this project.

-- β€œAnd it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#11 posted 01-24-2012 05:15 AM

Super gift, great design and the outcome was well worth the effort..

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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