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Project by recycle1943 posted 12-23-2013 01:35 PM 1269 views 16 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prime example of having too much time on your hands (me ) Oak, Walnut and Poplar and the light colord holders ? I think it’s maple. different sizes, different configurations and a LOT of fun. They will be useful Christmas presents
The inlays are cut using my Incra jig and 3/16” up cut spiral bit on the router, the filler strips were cut on my table saw using my incra fence. Two GREAT pieces of equipment !!
Thanks for looking

-- Dick, Ohio





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 01:43 PM

Great gift idea, they look really neat.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 02:39 PM

Cool work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 02:52 PM

those are really nice, sharp and classy. Nice job.

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 03:05 PM

Great work! They look awesome. How did you finish them? I just made some coasters for my parents’ Christmas present (posted on LJ the other night), and went ahead and put 3 coats of lacquer on them. But I guess coasters are supposed to have some absorbency to them? Curious what you did with yours here…

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 03:29 PM

Those turned out nice. I like the combinations of woods you used. They will be well received I am sure.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 12-23-2013 04:12 PM

Curious what you did with yours hereā€¦

I enjoy making saw dust more than finishing so I take a short cut. I USED to shoot Lacquer sealer and lacquer finish and I used a Binks hvlp gun but still had the lacquer araoma in the shop and neighborhood for hours. A couple months ago I ‘stumbled’ onto a water based FLOOR finish. The really great thing is that within 1/2 hour of application I can sand with 400 and ‘dust’ it and it’s smooooth like a babys – well, you know. Consequently, I can finish nearly anything with 3,4 or 5 coats of finish and move on to more saw dust.

-- Dick, Ohio

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#7 posted 12-23-2013 06:10 PM

I like that its more of an inlay rather than more of a standard lamination. a nice design element

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 12-23-2013 06:13 PM

Hello recycle1943

Great work for nice gifts for christmas.

Welcome to LJ’s

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#9 posted 12-23-2013 06:53 PM

Good looking. I think you must have an assembly line running now. Way to go Buddie .

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 07:57 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#11 posted 12-23-2013 11:59 PM

Well done !

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 04:31 AM

I really like these. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#13 posted 12-24-2013 04:48 AM

They are perfect as Christmas prersents.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-24-2013 08:19 AM

Very nice coasters. I have seen a few people here posting coasters they made. I have a question, with them being all wood, would a glass or bottle that sweats be absorbed into the wood if you added a finish other that an oil? I look at the cheap coasters we use, and they have cork on top when the glass sets.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 12-24-2013 11:36 AM

from Hawaiilad would a glass or bottle that sweats be absorbed into the wood if you added a finish other that an oil?

I honestly did not do a scientific study with regard to absorbancy, however, they are (in my opinion) large enough to contain “sweats”
That being said, I’m in Ohio, so our humidity and tempurature factors aren’t as extreme as your environment.

Thanks for looking

(how’s that for not answering your question : ) ? )

-- Dick, Ohio

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