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More Drinking Coasters Made From The Limb Of Spalted Hackberry

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-01-2012 04:26 PM 1578 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my own creation and design, I made these drinking coasters with my bandsaw from the limb of a hackberry tree, (spalted hackberry) all sets but one have a lip around them and they are all also reversible, I finished them with one coat of Tung Oil and several coats of Deft brush on Lacquer.

Thanks for looking

-- 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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#1 posted 12-01-2012 04:38 PM

Awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 04:55 PM

These are really cool. What a great use of the beautiful wood! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 05:07 PM

Thanks Dusty and Sheila

Yea normally something like this would be going to land fill and I just couldn’t see it going to waste so…. :)

-- 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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#4 posted 12-01-2012 05:11 PM

I like these. I actually came across some hackberry trees to get. Thought of your projects and quickly agreed to take them.

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

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#5 posted 12-01-2012 07:28 PM

I forget…is this from your spalted wood pile? Wondering how big of a diameter you started with? Heart or sapwood? Both? Until your post I’d not really heard of this species, but that’s not unusual…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 12-01-2012 08:42 PM

Thomas, actually I had to go back out to the field and cut down a couple more dead hackberrys for the right size limbs, all of these are from the spalted hackberry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtis

http://forestry.about.com/od/hardwoods/ss/hackberry.htm

-- 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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#7 posted 12-01-2012 08:56 PM

THX :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 12-01-2012 10:16 PM

Blackie, wouldn’t wipe-on poly hold up better with wet glasses? Great look. I like these.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 12-01-2012 11:03 PM

Thanks Big Al, I did research and the Deft Lacquer states it’s water proof but I did put a few coats on them. I’ll look into the wipe on poly though.

-- 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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Blackie_

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#10 posted 12-01-2012 11:37 PM

Big Al, I’m also discovering that Spar Varnish might be the way to go as well.

-- 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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woodshaver

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#11 posted 12-02-2012 12:38 AM

They all look good Balackie! What’s good about these it no two are alike! Unique is better sometimes!

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

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FloridaArt

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#12 posted 12-02-2012 11:58 AM

Nice design and nicely made. Any wood lover would enjoy having one set of these coasters. Did you make the lip with the router?

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 12-02-2012 01:15 PM

Thanks everyone

Art, actually the lip was also made with bandsaw by cutting a 3/16 slice then cluing it back on but they could be made with a router as well. I would put more emphasis on the router option though and may give that a try in the future.

-- 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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#14 posted 12-03-2012 12:47 AM

Ive made lots of coasters from limbs and tree branches. Yours are sensational. Combining band-saw boxes with coasters. GGGGGGreat!!!!!

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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Roger

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#15 posted 12-03-2012 11:49 AM

These will be very nice gifts. Luv that Hackberry

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

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