Coaster Set

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Project by Douglas posted 01-22-2015 03:52 AM 1962 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little coaster set and stand recently. The coasters are walnut, the stand is elm, and then I used adhesive backed cork. The round holes were made with a router and a template. The underside bevels were made with a tenoning jig on the table saw. It was finished with lacquer and then some paste wax buffed on with steel wool. I hope the coasters will hold up, as I’m afraid they might cup. Time will tell.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 05:13 AM

very nice. whered you pick the cork up at?

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 01:32 PM

I got the cork from a craft store. It’s sold in 18” square sheets.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 04:13 PM

I like these.

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 06:50 PM

Beautiful set!

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 06:54 PM

Nice! I was just saying last night that I need to make a set of these. I like yours.

May I suggest the beverage for your next use? :)

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 07:38 PM

Ah RICH the stuff all good dreams are made of. And of course it is pure and Scottish just like me LOL
have fun and don’t you dare even think of drinking that til your old enough even if your MUM says it’s ok.It will not go off till then LOL Alistair

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#7 posted 01-22-2015 07:47 PM

Yum, looks tasty Rich. I’ll let you know how the test goes.

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#8 posted 01-22-2015 11:13 PM

These came out great! If you’re really concerned about water penetration, try polyurethane—it’s impervious to just about everything!

Oh, and the Scotch looks good—party’s at your house?!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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