|Project by Arookar||posted 09-02-2013 04:56 PM||1091 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Using up scrap wood is a special treat for me- I don’t have a wood burning stove anymore and I have a very hard time throwing away ANY hardwood. These coasters are one of those use-up-the-scraps projects. What a PITA is was gluing up though! all scraps were different sizes and some were the wane offcuts we do when first dimensioning wood for projects. Too small to run through jointer or planer. So you take the one flat side and glue it to other pieces until you have something big enough to run through.
Anyhow- let’s see if I can remember what woods are in these….
The holder is easy- bottom is claro walnut, and sides are a glue-up of teak and some white pallet wood that I was told might be Ohio buckeye.
The woods in the coasters themselves include claro walnut, hard maple, chinquapin, white oak, red oak, redwood, bubinga, cherry, blue-stained pine, eucalyptus, and some more of the buckeye pallet wood.
Oh- sanded to 300 and then wet sanded 400 with some satin wipe-on poly.
-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)