Drink coasters

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Project by gustmadeit posted 07-29-2019 04:03 AM 11513 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Drink coaster project complete. 4 sets of coasters which will all be given as gifts. Each set is 6 coasters measuring 4.25”x4.25”x1/2”.

I used a mixture of common hardwoods and a few exotic hardwoods which include maple, cherry, walnut, wenge, purpleheart, and zebrawood. Each holder is the same species as on the outside edge of the coaster.

Coasters were sanded 100/220 and then finished with semi-gloss polyurethane aerosol. Sanded between each coat 320/400/600/1000 and last step was a light rub with 0000 steel wool using mineral oil as a lubricant.

It took me a while to come up with a design for the holders. I wanted something that had similar rounded corners as the coasters, was easy to drop the coasters into, and didn’t take away too much from the coasters themselves. I used 6/4 stock and worked it into shape between the table saw and various router bits. Finished by adding a foam piece in the bottom of holder to dampen sound and added bumpers.

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#1 posted 07-29-2019 08:28 AM

Great looking coasters.They will like them.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 08:36 AM

Sweet gift idea. That finishing schedule makes for a very nice feel, as well as a great look.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 07-29-2019 10:48 AM

I like those.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 07-29-2019 11:04 AM

Those are as good as they come great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 07-29-2019 11:10 AM

Look really nice.
I like the way the wood for the holders matches the outside wood of the coaster.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 07-29-2019 11:11 AM

Great job! Those are Beautiful as good as they come. unintended double post and I don’t know to remove it?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 07-29-2019 12:37 PM

Very pretty!

-- Pete

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#8 posted 07-29-2019 01:10 PM

looks excellent, good work.

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#9 posted 07-29-2019 03:52 PM

These have been on my near-term bucket list with a mini cutting board design.
Your color selection looks fantastic and the holder blends perfectly. Awesome job!

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#10 posted 07-29-2019 05:45 PM

These are excellent looking coasters, very professionally made and very handy. Great job!

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#11 posted 07-29-2019 08:12 PM

I like it.

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#12 posted 07-29-2019 09:33 PM

They are all beautiful. Well done!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#13 posted 07-30-2019 03:29 PM

Those are really great.

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#14 posted 07-30-2019 04:31 PM

These are great!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#15 posted 08-01-2019 04:36 PM

That is excellent work!

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