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Project by scrollingmom posted 03-26-2013 02:48 PM 2040 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoyed making these coasters, also believe it or not a learning lesson on matching front and back up properly.

Their measurements are 3 3/4” square by a 1/4” thick. The top is made of Alder and the bottom Walnut. They look good together. I finished them with spray semi-gloss laquer. Don’t know how they will stand up to glass sweating use or if they will just be for decor.

Any tips are welcomed. Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 02:55 PM

No tips—just admiration for work well done. As always your work is outstanding.

P.S. My work has kept me tied up, and I apologize for missing your last project; but, please know it was also outstanding.

Best wishes, John

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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MichaelA

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 03:00 PM

Great looking coasters! I like the contrast.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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JSB

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 03:17 PM

Those look great. Good job. I need to make a set myself.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 03:43 PM

These look fantastic Kelly!

I have my doubts that they would make good coasters though – with a really “sweaty” drink, all the holes will fill up with condensation and warp the bejeeezus out the cutting!

And yes, bejeeezus is a technical term! ;-)

These are nice enough to be wall hangings – place them in a grouping and they would look splendid.

Cheers!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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nancyann

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 04:10 PM

That looks great!! Did you cut the alder and leave the walnut solid, etc.?

-- Nancy Antley

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simarilan

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 04:39 PM

Great job, I gotta try some of those

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 04:43 PM

These look nice, Kelly. I really like them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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WoodenFrog

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 07:10 PM

Wonderful creations! I really like them!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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scrollsaw

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 07:31 PM

Looks great thanks for sharing your project.

-- Todd

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 07:55 PM

Great job, love the contrasting of the wood

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Surfside

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#11 posted 03-26-2013 09:07 PM

Those are adorable! You did a very sweet job on those! Beautiful creation.

-- "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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 03-26-2013 09:51 PM

Just wonderful, Kelly! They are so cute!!! :D

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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Roger

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#13 posted 03-26-2013 10:07 PM

Some fine cuttin. I likes em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#14 posted 03-26-2013 10:17 PM

Kelly these look great. Love the woods.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Josh

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 12:34 AM

Those are perdy neat!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!

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