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Project by unclearthur posted 03-25-2019 06:23 AM 1189 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made some coasters as gifts. The coasters are teak with maple. The box is maple with a cherry and walnut spline. Finished with tung oil

I had to add little corner splines to the first box to cover up my bad miters. Turned out my tablesaw blade was about .012 out of parallel with the miter slots. Not so noticeable on straight cuts but really affected bevels. Fixed that and things went much smoother. Kudos to Sawstop for having a very easy to do adjustment procedure.

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#1 posted 03-25-2019 11:08 AM

For just being some simple pieces of wood that you can set your beverage on, those are some seriously nice coasters. I like the top corner splines. The accent stripe on the holders is also an eye catching little detail.

What did you use for a finish?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 03-25-2019 12:43 PM

Seriously amazing design and superior craftsmanship too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-25-2019 03:26 PM

I like your unique design.

I agree the SawStop procedure for aligning the blade with the mitre slots is great. I had a 60 year old craftsman table saw that was a nightmare to get it aligned, even with the updated PALS system.

The Woodpecker table saw alignment gauge is great for this task, as well as getting the fence aligned with the mitre slot.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#4 posted 03-25-2019 05:06 PM

What did you use for a finish?

Just tung oil. I didn’t want a film finish as liquid will just roll off the top …. sort of defeating the purpose of a coaster. Still not sure how well they actually work as coasters, but for gifts its more important how they look on day 1, right?

The Woodpecker table saw alignment gauge is great for this task, as well as getting the fence aligned with the mitre slot.
- cmmyakman

That would have been helpful. I just clamped my dial indicator to my miter guage and it more or less worked but accuracy (repeatability) only within 3-4 thou I would say.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 03-25-2019 09:52 PM

Neat set of coaster and the holder for them!!


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

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 03-25-2019 11:37 PM

Stellar job on the coaster sets and the holders. They look really great, and the design of the coater holders is an eye catcher…..! Very unique for sure…..The folks that get them as gifts will really appreciate them….!! Well done….!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 12:46 PM

Nice job…

-- AnthonyG, Brockport New York

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#8 posted 03-26-2019 07:45 PM

I like the outside box. Coaster are very good looking combined with contrasting wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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