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Project by recycle1943 posted 01-09-2014 12:05 PM 1794 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, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 01:41 PM

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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#2 posted 01-09-2014 01:44 PM

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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#3 posted 01-09-2014 02:04 PM

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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#4 posted 01-09-2014 06:11 PM

Beautiful coasters , even more beutiful box with dovetails.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 08:51 PM

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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#6 posted 01-09-2014 09:25 PM

@ 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, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#7 posted 01-10-2014 01:39 AM

Those turned out very nice!

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

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#8 posted 01-10-2014 03:37 AM

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


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#9 posted 01-10-2014 03:52 AM

@ Kyle Hart – Thank You very much

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 11:55 AM

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,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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