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Drinking Coasters Cut with Bandsaw Spalted Hackberry

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-04-2012 12:24 AM 2141 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these from spalted hackberry, the limbs were about 4 1/2” in diameter cut with bandsaw.

Thanks for viewing and comments :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 12:30 AM

Love the wood. It’ll be interesting to see how they sell for you

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 01:47 AM

Spalted Hackberry Limbs! Great Idea! Thay would look good on any table! Nice work Blackie!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Manitario

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 04:06 AM

Nice work! How did you make the coaster holders?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 10:01 AM

Fantastic idea! well done mate.

-- Dave -

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 10:23 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments

Hi Rob
I used my log re-sawing bandsaw jig, the jig is an L shaped guide, very similar to this jig from wood magazine

I use the jig in the same fashion as re-sawing a log only I take the limb and put one screw on the end of the small limb not on the side, this keeps it from spinning in your hands when you push it through the blade.

It’s essentially the same way as making a bandsaw box, I cut one end off which becomes the bottom I then draw my circle cut on the other end and cut the plug of wood out also making an entry opening of about 1” + – finger opening sand to a finish then glue the bottom back on creating the holder.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 12:22 PM

Cool coasters and holders and beautiful wood!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 03:59 PM

great job

-- Joe, Ga

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Manitario

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#8 posted 11-04-2012 05:35 PM

Thanks for the explanation Randy. The spalted hackberry is beautiful, I’m sure you’ll have no problem selling this if you don’t end up wanting to keep it for yourself!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Roger

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#9 posted 11-04-2012 10:12 PM

Very kool idea. Gr8 Xmas gift/s.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 12:26 AM

Excellent, Randy, couldn’t be any better.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Karson

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 01:41 AM

Beautiful job.

Great idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Boxguy

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 08:49 PM

Randy, this is quite inventive. Hackberry is a wood I haven’t used. Will the coasters split as they dry out? You keep coming up with good things to do with a band saw. Thanks for sharing and posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 09:41 PM

Big Al that Hackberry is as dry as it gets you couldn’t squeeze a drop out of it if you tried. :) It’s already done all of it’s splitting, what I do to fill in the splits is I first dab some white wood glue filling the split only rubbing off access, then I poor from a small cup sawdust from the wood I’m working with rubbing it in and makes it so that you’d never even know there was a crack there. I used to mix the glue and sawdust together first before applying but it never came out matching the wood it always turned out darker, that’s why when first filling with the glue then rubbing the dust in over the glue it never changes color, stays the same as the wood color you are working with.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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FloridaArt

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#14 posted 11-07-2012 02:19 AM

What a great way to use a small piece of wood that might get tossed out. Nice design and execution. I need to make some of these! Thanks for sharing.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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