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Project by Tokolosi posted 02-11-2013 03:15 PM 1784 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whilst cutting parts for my next project this weekend I put together my version of off-cut coasters on the side. Was super fun to make. Think I need to make more of these.

Lotsa different kinds of woods. Mahogany and Maple cradles. Finished with Tung oil and Shellac.

Thanks for looking.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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jim65

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 04:50 PM

Those are very nice, I have boxes of really small scraps I was hoping to use to build toys and never quite got around to it, mind if I steal your idea? Really beautiful! compliments

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 05:15 PM

I like it, smart idea with those scraps we have have around the shop. Very creative and the colors are great. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 06:45 PM

Very funny and useful project.They are very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 07:17 PM

You did a great job on this and they are unique too !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 08:34 PM

Those are very lovely! The wood are very pleasing ! That is one of a kind!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 02:13 AM

Good use of scraps

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

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 12:23 PM

Really cool. How did you assemble the holders? Are the corner pieces just glued on?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#8 posted 02-12-2013 02:16 PM

Good way to use up some scraps

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

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#9 posted 02-12-2013 02:53 PM

i have several boxes of cut offs also,,hate to throw anything away, i usually make a couple or three boards at Christmas to give away with the drops, but i really like this idea

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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Tokolosi

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 04:22 PM

Thanks to all for the nice comments.

@jim65; I would be delighted to see your version of these. Thank you for the compliment.

@Andrew; Yes the corners for the cradles are glued on. They are remarkebly sturdy although I can see that this would be a weak structural point.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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Andrew

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#11 posted 02-12-2013 08:09 PM

Well it’s not like they are holding any weight. If they feel sturdy, that’s good enough
I think I’ll try it myself. I have been looking for a nice simple design for a coaster holder.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#12 posted 02-12-2013 08:17 PM

I love these!

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#13 posted 02-13-2013 02:56 AM

Great idea. I already have a box of scraps. Hate to throw any good wood away. Now I have something to do with the off-cuts. Terrific stuff and congrats on a great idea.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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