Acacia Bank and Pistachio Coasters

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-24-2014 02:49 AM 1373 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a few more small items I made in our shop because we needed them.
The bank is made from some remnants of a green slab of acacia wood and the hole warped .100” out of round after it was bored with the Forstner bits. The plug still fits, but loose.The bank was made to fit on the shelf of the Murphy bed and used to keep my loose change.

The coasters are 1/2” thick slices off a log and the cracks are filled with epoxy and turquoise.

All the pieces are finished with satin lacquer.


Last projects from Arizona this year!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 03:08 AM

beautiful wood, and nice additions to your vacation home, ..i just love the wood, its so rich

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 03:09 AM

What a nice project and very creative!

Thanks for sharing !

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 03-24-2014 03:21 AM

coasters cool!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 03-24-2014 03:25 AM

Excellent work Jim.

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

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 09:26 AM

Well done Jim they look great. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 10:51 AM

Very nice Jim. You will need a Cool drink to test out those Cool coasters.

The Bank is just the thing for loose change. Lovely timber!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 11:23 AM

Beautiful natural look!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-24-2014 12:33 PM

Jim looks great We are still in Alabama and hope to be home end of this week

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 02:00 PM

Cool bank Jim. I like the coasters too. Just made a set for my sister in law.

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

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#10 posted 03-24-2014 02:02 PM

Very cool Jim. Those woods are really unique.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 03-24-2014 03:33 PM

Hey Jim, your change bank looks great. It is better than the plastic Cashew jar I keep my change in. I guess I should upgrade to one like yours. The coasters are really unique, I like them.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 03-24-2014 10:22 PM

Fine bank, now you will save money for tools. ;-)
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 03-25-2014 02:46 AM

Impressive Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 03-25-2014 10:39 AM

Wow Jim…. some really neat projects sir. As always, fine project buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#15 posted 03-28-2014 01:36 AM

Looks like you’re keeping busy. I like the inlay of the coasters.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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