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Project by jeffswildwood posted 08-01-2019 08:03 PM 704 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is some sets of coasters that went to my craft fair offering this year. They are made from walnut and cherry with foam inserts containing pictures from my local area. My Son works in a printing and graphics shop and made them for me. He also did all the photography on the inserts.

I made these with a little creative router work with a circle jig and hogged out the center for the inserts with a mortise bit. Very easy. Finished with a coating of danish oil/polyurethane mix. I wish I had made more! They literally were gone within five minuets!

Those who bought the sets showed them to the local restaurant owners and a member of the town council was one of the buyers. Both came back to me about special orders for their businesses and for the tourism shops.

If you are a motorcycle rider look up the “back of the dragon” from on of the coasters. It a ride that is really moving up in popularity drawing riders from all over the U.S.!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".





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Ivan

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#1 posted 08-01-2019 08:46 PM

Those motives are fealy beautiful

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-01-2019 09:11 PM

Great idea Jeff. Happy they sold well, and from the story, it sounds like you may have more to sell in the future :)

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#3 posted 08-01-2019 09:37 PM

Cool idea and sounds like a good seller in the future, Jeff. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 08-01-2019 10:05 PM

Thanks everyone. I may need a four inch forstner bit if I get orders. Would make the centers easier to cut out.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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torus

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#5 posted 08-01-2019 10:29 PM

Congrats with new small business :)

Really looks great. I assume that print is on water resistant film. And yes the pictures are the selling point, your son is an artist!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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jeffswildwood

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#6 posted 08-01-2019 11:03 PM



Congrats with new small business :)

Really looks great. I assume that print is on water resistant film. And yes the pictures are the selling point, your son is an artist!

- torus


Thanks buddy. Yes they are water resistant. I usually split the profit with my Son on his painting, I’ll have to share this too.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 08-02-2019 01:15 AM

these coasters are very nice and this is such a GR8 idea of your area which is very beautiful GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 08-02-2019 01:56 AM

Awesome Jeff!! Ain’t hard to make VA look pretty is it? ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 08-02-2019 07:10 AM

Jeff, you and your son make a great team! These are beautiful mementos for locals and tourists both. Go ahead and get that forstner bit!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 08-02-2019 08:47 AM

I tried to do this some time ago
I used a perspex cover and a photo below it but gave up as it appeared to be simple it turned out to be quite difficult to produce a acceptable result.

I will have to see if I can find a picture to show you

-- Regards Rob

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jeffswildwood

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#11 posted 08-02-2019 11:43 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone! Ken, that’s right! Candy, 1 set is on it’s way to Florida! Rob, I would like to see it. I cut two circles, one outer and one inner. between them becomes the edge, band saw cut along the outer circle. Cutting the perspex I would say would be tough.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 08-05-2019 02:07 AM

I can see why these were a great seller. Excellent work Jeff.

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

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#13 posted 08-11-2019 11:16 PM

OK I took some new pictures as I couldn’t find the actual project/blog

this is the finished item:-
It has a perspex insert with a printed picture behind it held in a wooden frame

the side/edge view:-
Showing the layers, firstly L to R the flush fitting perspex disc the again a photo sitting underneath all held by the wooden frame them some cork as a backing to prevent any possibility of scratching the surface it was placed on.

Lastly a rear view:-

I used an inlay cutter on the timber and I think it was Degoose who cut the plastic with his laser.
I glued the cork on with water based contact adhesive then trimmed it all up.

for what I got it was a long drawn out process and i never continued, I still have all the materials so I guess it a matter of extracting the digit and get on with it.

Looking at the image its No 3 son and my grandson Rocky so its about 5 years + ago he is now in primary school . (Jul 2013)

-- Regards Rob

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 08-11-2019 11:50 PM

Pretty nice Bob! I think we did the same procedure for the wood. I can see how the clear cover would be difficult. I also used cork but I got the sticky back type. Great job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 08-17-2019 02:08 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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