Beverage Caddy & Coasters

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Project by GrandpaD posted 07-15-2008 10:30 PM 2010 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was created by taking oak and cherry and cutting it into 3/4” strips. Then I glued them back together and cut out oval and the holes for the glasses. With the cut outs, I placed them into a home made jam chuck and turned a recess to allow for the glasses to sit down in the coasters. I turned the handle out of solid cherry and used oak dowels for the supports. I finished the entire project with two coats of my home made mixture and then finished with 2 coats of spray polyurethane. This makes a perfect carrier for taking drinks out to the deck and giving each guest a coaster to set their favorite beverage on. This is the very first contest I’ve ever entered and had a great time building the project (about 12 hours worth). Thanks to Lumberjocks and the sponsors for provided me this challenge and fun time.

.......................................................................................................Grandpa “D”

-- GrandpaD, Painesville, Ohio -

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#1 posted 07-15-2008 10:47 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 07-16-2008 12:04 AM

Very cool! I like using the cutouts for coasters.

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#3 posted 07-16-2008 12:49 AM

Excellent! Great idea!

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#4 posted 07-16-2008 01:57 AM

this is really cool…very creative!!!

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#5 posted 07-16-2008 02:51 AM

That is so neat. Very creative and pretty to boot!

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#6 posted 07-16-2008 02:56 AM

Looks great and an awesome idea, I have never seen one of these. Also, it looks like you made this for the contest, but it is not showing up on the actual contest page, don’t forget to submit it or you will not be entered for all the great prizes. Good Luck!

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#7 posted 07-16-2008 03:09 AM

Very cool GrandpaD!

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#8 posted 07-16-2008 03:54 AM

Very nice design!

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#9 posted 07-16-2008 04:17 AM

Very nice! I really like the concept, and nice use of wood.

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#10 posted 07-16-2008 04:27 AM

Great design and craftsmanship. Thank you for sharing.

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#11 posted 07-16-2008 04:49 AM

Super Cool!


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#12 posted 07-16-2008 09:36 PM

I’m with Lew—“Super Cool”
What a great idea and I love the use of the different woods.

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#13 posted 07-16-2008 09:49 PM

Very nice. Good photos too.


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#14 posted 07-18-2008 06:36 AM

What a great idea! Nice job.

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#15 posted 07-18-2008 06:56 AM

Wow, the eye really gets a treat – the proportions are great on the bands.

-- John

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