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Project by recycle1943 posted 182 days ago 1153 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an example of having too much time and a couple precision tools. I had made other coasters but wanted to do something a little different so I did half blind dovetails, glued up walnut and poplar and added inlays. I also rounded over the edges of the coasters for no reason other than to be different form the others.
I usede my Incra Jig for the dovetails, the Incra fence and Bosch variable speed router mounted in the Incra table using a Whiteside 1/8” spiral upcut bit.
Then went to the table saw with an Incra fence system and cut the 1/8” poplar and walnut strips. A little glue, a lot of sanding etc.

-- Dick, Ohio





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RockyTopScott

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#1 posted 182 days ago

Simply superb.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 182 days ago

Very nice looking coasters, and the construction of which included a lot of your toys, oops, I mean tools.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 182 days ago

Well done job. Nice finish and design. The dovetails add to the beauty. You have made some nice projects.Nothing like having fun. Welcome to LJ’s

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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majuvla

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#4 posted 182 days ago

Beautiful coasters , even more beutiful box with dovetails.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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WoodGuyScott

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#5 posted 182 days ago

I love the half-blind dovetails. They’re something I should really get back to practicing, but I’m having a really hard time making myself get out to work in my mostly unheated Chicagoland shop. Maybe next week. Anyway, really nice.

What finish did you use?

-- --Shafe

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 182 days ago

@ woodguyscott – Thanks, I made a bunch of them with the half blind. A few years ago I bought an Incra Jig, table top, a jessum router raiser and a Bosch variable speed 1/2” router. This past November I decided to start using my investment ( $$$ ) for enjoyment. It has turned out to be a LOT of fun.
I use a water base Verathane NO ODOR polyurethane High Traffic FLOOR finish. It’s $59 a gallon but I brush it on with foam brushes and it’s faster drying than laquer. I try to keep my wood shop around 60-65 degrees and in less than an hour I can sand with 320 or 400 and it’ll dust. Thus making a second and third coat easy and simple and done in less than a day.

-- Dick, Ohio

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Randy_ATX

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#7 posted 182 days ago

Those turned out very nice!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Kyle Hart

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#8 posted 182 days ago

I would set my cold pop on the table so I wouldn’t mess up one of those nice coasters.

-- http://www.facebook.com/Hart.Construction.Fan?ref=hl

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 181 days ago

@ Kyle Hart – Thank You very much

-- Dick, Ohio

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poospleasures

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#10 posted 181 days ago

Way to go my friend. Goes to show how we all can keep improving even when others think we have reached the tops. Keep it up and us informed.

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

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