xmas coasters

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Project by allwood posted 12-18-2013 12:47 PM 2108 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

saved this piece of maple from the burn pile, as soon as i saw it i thought it would make some great looking rustic coasters. to cut the slabs i built a quick fence and a quick square support. i stapled the support to the end and proceeded to cot off the slabs on the miter saw, sanded them to 150 and then finished with 3 coats of lacquer on both sides.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 01:14 PM

I love this idea! Quick, simple, and fun! Thanks for sharing.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 02:02 PM

A simple but attractive project. That was jut the right piece of wood.

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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#3 posted 12-18-2013 02:19 PM

Nice job

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 04:37 PM

I like it, a lot, but it would drive me nuts having to stack the coasters up in order after everyone had left :-D

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 07:10 PM

They look great, how long did the Log dry? I have a bunch of White oak logs, which were cut in Oct 2013, and wish to make some as well. thanks

-- Pete in NC

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 08:20 PM

Nice looking coasters – perfect for holding those glasses of liquid holiday cheer.

How thick are they? I had a branch fall out of my walnut tree in September which I was able to slice up into half-inch thick pieces for future coasters, just waiting for them to dry now.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 06:59 AM

Lovely looking!

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 01:08 PM

great idea

-- Joe, Ga

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 02:44 PM

It dried for a year in the shed and I cut them into 1/2” pieces, they are roughly 4” diameter.

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#10 posted 12-19-2013 02:45 PM

Thank you everybody, glad you are enjoying and glad to have been able to do a small project between a busy schedule of work

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