Christmas Gifts 2013

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Project by Will Stokes posted 01-15-2014 10:14 PM 1868 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought it would be fun to post photos of the gifts I gave away for Christmas this past year. I made two sets of 8 coasters using various scraps I have laying around. Mostly walnut, cherry and maple and a bit of ash. The design is not my own. My wife and I purchased a smaller set like these while in Costa Rica years ago and it seemed like a fun quick project to make. I actually made the cutting board a little while ago. After returning from living in Ann Arbor away from my shop for 6 months I was anxious to make some sawdust and threw it together with random off cuts I had lying around. The two frames were for tiles I bought my wife at Motawi Tileworks this past summer. The one with cardinals used some lighter walnut that I lightly stained red before applying Tried and True Danish Oil and eventually some Generals Finishes ArmR seal.

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 10:28 PM

Very cool Will. Man those coasters are a great idea to use up some small cutoffs around the shop.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 03:10 AM

Love that 3D cutting board !

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 09:31 AM

Nice batch if gift projects…the coasters are a great way to use up scrap woods and the cutting board pattern is awesome…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 12:58 AM

Love them all, Will! Beautiful colors!

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 06:23 PM

Best gifts everyone can ever get!

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 06:25 PM

Love the Tiles !!

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#7 posted 01-18-2014 05:36 AM

very nice gift ideas! well done..

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