Drink Coasters and Box

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Project by Sanding2day posted 06-03-2013 01:03 AM 1856 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been looking for projects to utilize some of the remaining walnut, cherry, and maple from cutting board project and decided on making these coasters. The remaining material was cut into 1/8” thick sections, glued into a square large enough for coaster size, cut using the scroll saw, and then coated with pour epoxy.

I have not yet determined the best way to do this, I had made a nice setup last picture but was very wrong about the ease in which painters tape would be removed from the epoxy costing several hours of sanding and making the bottoms less than desirable with the resulting haze. Have later determined this may work using packing tape so maybe try another round at some point. My first attempt with just wood required cutting it fully out and my sample piece, while I like it a great deal as it was made for my large mug still has a plywood base :) Might be cool to do it this way with a contrasting hardwood.

This is to be a gift for my mother’s birthday so I made the case predominately from walnut with the same band of walnut, maple, and cherry, a bubinga bottom, maple stripes in the lid as well as more of the left overs with zebra wood veneer cut in the shape of Mom with a heart for the o which I had seen on a project on here around mother’s day… Couldn’t find the posting but mad props and thanks to a great idea… Had a good time making this and confident mother will like it…

Sanded with orbital to 220 and by hand up to 2000 grit… First time going above 320 and was highly impressed with the smoothness at completion! Makes it hard to set down… Thanks for looking…

-- Dan

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 02:15 PM

very sharp like the way the box turned out also

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 02:30 PM

Nice project. It looks like it would be fun to make.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 04:19 PM

Thanks Greg, Charles… Was a good time, just wondering if using packing tape instead of the painters tape would have resulted in the desired mold being pulled out immediately avoiding all the excess sanding on the bottoms. Something to try next time I suppose :)

-- Dan

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 04:49 PM

Like the colors, make them really attractive. The finish is flawless. I’m sure Mom loves them.

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 12:26 PM

Thanks Fishinbo…

-- Dan

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#6 posted 11-15-2014 01:12 AM

Very much unique, it not just because of the design but it is entirely made of wood, which brings out its impression and natural impression. I bought my own designers made coasters at but they are made of quality fabrics.

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