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Project by peteg posted 428 days ago 1176 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a great suprise, Sandra comes in from the mail box & proclaims ”A package for you”, so what’s this all about, opened up and a set of beautiful coasters from Paul in Canada.
These are double sided with an inlay of NZ one side & one of our Pacific neighbours on the other.

Had to check with Paul that these were actually done on his hand built machine & yep they were, he even sent some photos of the WIP.

I will now appreciate even more now when I see some of Paul’s handy work as to the standard of craftsmanship & sheer skill shown even in a simple coaster set

These will be treasured my friend, but I have to say they were christened last night.

Don’t ya just love this site, more importantly the folk who make it work

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#1 posted 428 days ago

Hey Pete, the island on the other side is Vancouver Island.
I live just a little way up from the bottom the east side.
Good to see them put to good use.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 428 days ago


-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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#3 posted 428 days ago

Very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 428 days ago

That is the very reason this site is so great. We all seem to be like a big family surprising one of the members from time to time. We share our talents literally!!

Nice going Paul. I saw first hand what can be done on the Chevalet by getting to use it. It sure produces some fine looking pieces and you are a master at it!

Pete, you lucky guy!!!!!!!!!!


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

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#5 posted 428 days ago

Great to see those coasters being put to good use Pete!

Nicely done Paul…what did you use as a substrate and how did you finish the edge?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#6 posted 428 days ago

Ditto horizontalmike “Very cool”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 428 days ago

Wonderful coasters, shared between to great woodworkers, makes them more than priceless. Thank you
for birdseye view of the island homes.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 428 days ago

That’s a wonderful gift. They look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 427 days ago

A great gift for you and a great testimonial to the generosity of a talented wood worker. I am happy to know of, both of you.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 427 days ago

Mat, It’s just MDF with dyed edges.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#11 posted 427 days ago

Very nice gift Pete., and kudos to Paul on a job well executed. It reminded me of my New Zealand ” memento box” with the inlay on top.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#12 posted 423 days ago

Wonderful .
Pete you are a very privileged person to have been given one of Paul’s creations .

-- Kiefer 松

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