Coasters and vertical holder

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Project by harriw posted 12-24-2013 03:53 AM 2301 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple Coasters made from a single long edge-grain glue-up and chopped into 4” squares. These are maple, with cherry and walnut stripes. The holder is all cherry – solid base, and I made the uprights by cutting a rabbet into a squared-up piece of cherry. A 9th coaster is glued to the base, and provides additional gluing surface for the uprights (and dressed the holder up a bit as well). Finish is just mineral oil. These are a X-mas gift for our neighbors, so I can keep an eye on them and see how they hold up to sweating glasses. I may wind up putting some poly on them eventually.

This is actually the second set of these I made, but the 1st was given away at a family Yankee Swap before I could take pictures of them. They wound up going to my parents though, so I can probably take some later. That first set was all cherry, with a pair of thin maple “pin stripes.” The holder was identical to this one, but with with the “9th coaster” matching that set, obviously.

I didn’t have the time to do it this time, but next time I’d like to try to stack them on their sides in a box of sorts, but place a small “stair case” in the bottom of the box to raise each coaster slightly higher than the one in front of it (tallest coaster in back, getting shorter towards the front). That would create a neat effect if you sized the steps such that the chamfer on each coaster tapered to meet the coaster in front of it.

-- Bill - Western NY

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 04:42 AM

Realy nice

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 05:58 AM

A very nice set.

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 06:55 AM

This looks like a great gift item.
Something anyone would like and use and an easy build.
You did a great job with the holder…..................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 11:24 AM

Nice job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 12:09 PM

Very nice set of coasters and holder…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 12:44 PM

Hello harriw

Very nice with a lot od precision

I will make several for next christmas

Thanks for sharing

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

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 09:32 PM

I like them – nice carrier

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 12-27-2013 07:31 PM

Very pretty coasters and holder. They make great gifts indeed. Great job!

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