Coasters in a Box

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 04-14-2013 03:51 PM 2014 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple way of keeping those coasters inside a box. The first question was will the hexagon shaped coaster will fit with ease inside a square box. To my surprise it did and it has given me an advantage in picking up those that are inside. The space in the corners will allow your finger to get in and pick up the coasters.

Another EZ miter box (Martyn the Britboxmaker) made from

Cover … Narra and a cross 4 stripes arrangement.
Inside side… Kamagong (ebony) .... 1/8 thick (good lumber to be that strong)
Base – Narra
5 Stripes – varied but one of them is ebony.
Coasters—Left over from my tumbling block projects.

Size: 4-1/2×4-1/2×3-3/4 inches. Small and a bit to tight to work at.

I hope this will just remind you of a beer in cans that goes with it. Enjoy the weekend with a good coffee and you just imagine these coasters to be joining you. There are seven… just enough..

Have a nice day. Thanks for viewing.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 04:20 PM

Very clever stuff Bert


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#2 posted 04-14-2013 04:22 PM

Wow, Bert! Those are really beautiful! What a great use of pieces. I wouldn’t want to put anything on them though! :)


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#3 posted 04-14-2013 04:41 PM

really beautiful set of coasters and in a very cool box..i would like to do something like this for this coming christmas..thanks for sharing this bert…

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

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 04:46 PM

Super cool work Bert,love the designs .

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#5 posted 04-14-2013 05:07 PM

Those are nice. I’d want to put coasters on the coasters to not ruin the coasters.

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#6 posted 04-14-2013 06:02 PM

Those are really nice!

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#7 posted 04-14-2013 06:13 PM

Very nice container and content

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#8 posted 04-14-2013 08:02 PM

Looking really good, Bert.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 08:10 PM

Thanks to all.

Grizz, nice idea too. A gift box .

-- Bert

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#10 posted 04-15-2013 12:12 AM

Great work. Great use of colors.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 04-15-2013 12:49 AM

Very Nice! Great Colors!

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#12 posted 04-15-2013 03:59 AM

I love the color contrast in our coasters; really brought out the 3D effect. Well done, Bert.

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#13 posted 04-15-2013 05:00 AM

Great work!

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#14 posted 04-15-2013 05:29 AM

Thanks again. I have below the next in line….
An organized RANDOM design. .... Shall we say…. TRAPEZOID AND RECTANGLES..

At present it looks like a mousepad.

I have a plan for a box….

Any suggestion will do…

-- Bert

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#15 posted 04-17-2013 02:15 PM

Like the gorgeous coasters and box! The patterns and colors are beautiful and attractive. Excellent work!

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