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Project by brianadams posted 11-21-2013 11:51 PM 1477 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a quick little project from that same branch I made the iPhone dock out of. I’m really liking the easiness of the photo transfer through laserjet printer and lacquer thinner. For those who have done this method, what seems to work best for you?! Sometimes I get a flawless transfer the Seattle Mariners, and others it just doesn’t quite have the same effect, like the other three. Not sure if its more lacquer thinner need applied or actually less potentially? Others’ experiences would be awesome to hear!

Finish is again mod podge to keep a clear coat as well as protect from condensation.


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 01:06 AM

Good use of the slice off the old block!!

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

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#2 posted 11-22-2013 01:45 AM

I believe you can also take something printed off a laser printer, and iron it onto some wood. I haven’t yet tried it though.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 02:56 AM

So the Beave’s get no love, huh…....?! (Just kidding!)

Great idea for coasters, and very interesting use of laser printers in your woodworking!

Go Ducks!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 11-22-2013 03:04 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#5 posted 11-22-2013 03:06 AM

Maybe just expect that it will have an aged look and live with it. Just a suggestion.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 03:27 AM

Thanks everybody! I appreciate the kind words and suggestions. I definitely expect less than perfect results and do actually think it looks really cool with that aged look for sure. Might just be an issue of making sure sanding extra carefully could help that as well.

Beavers can get my attention when it comes to baseball ;)


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#7 posted 11-22-2013 04:29 AM

cool coasters, the aged look is cool, I would explain it as “Vintage” and charge twice as much! :-)

I wish I could figure out a way to keep small branches like this from cracking/splitting. Have you had any success? I know it has to do with drying times… maybe I’m just not patient enough.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 11-22-2013 12:26 PM

Ha! Good idea!

As far as splitting though, I have not. This was just one random branch my dad had picked up after a day woodcutting before this winter. So the age/type if wood, any history at all I have no clue unfortunately.


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#9 posted 11-26-2013 11:26 AM

I think I am going to try this with drift wood from the beaches here in seattle. I cant afford much this year so this could be a really fun project and cheap to make! Maybe some kind of tea light candle holders too. I like the idea of making something cool out of natural materials. And the look of the splits are really cool to me. Thanks for posting!

-- measure once, cut twice...

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#10 posted 11-26-2013 05:27 PM

Cool and pretty coasters! Like the wood, vintage appeal and the finish. Great job!

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 01:55 AM

Thanks guys! James, I’d say do it! After doing a few things with this one branch, I can’t imagine all the cool possibilities a unique piece of driftwood could turn into.

Fishinbo, thanks very much!


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