Yes, More Coasters (yeah!)

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Project by splintergroup posted 04-12-2020 01:21 PM 1201 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Doing some cleaning I came across a cutting board glue-up I did a few years back but never finished.

Well, the bandsaw was tensioned so I decided to chop it up and had enough pieces to make four of these sets.

3-1/2” square, 7/16” thick, clipped corners, cork bases. Walnut and cherry. Finish is lacquer.

The holders are a “new” design for me that is much easier to cut/shape/assemble that my previous curvy holders
so that was a relief!

The base is walnut with walnut “posts” half lapped to the sides and “enhanced” with a short copper rivet “just because”.

I have a supply of these 3/8” diameter felt feet that are self-adhesive. They stick well, but I’ve seen way too many of these type feet fall or get sheared off after some time.

They are also rather thick, so for a lower profile and better fit I drill a shallow recess and add a drop of epoxy to make the buggers stay put!

Thanks for any comments and reading this far!

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#1 posted 04-12-2020 01:28 PM

Splint, you must be the coaster king. :)

-- Art

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-12-2020 01:31 PM

Nice work on the coasters and the rack, Bruce!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 04-12-2020 01:47 PM

Hey Jim, I’m glad you didn’t just say “nice rack!” 8^)

Thanks Art, I’m sure you can imagine that every square inch in my house is protected now!.

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#4 posted 04-12-2020 02:33 PM

they are very beautiful Bruce GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 04-12-2020 03:28 PM

I don’t know why, but I’ve never thought of insetting the feet. That is the perfect answer to a problem I’ve been having with some of my silicone feet. Thanks for the idea. And the coasters and rack are lovely, by the way.

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#6 posted 04-12-2020 05:27 PM

ok somebodies gotta,nice rack,oh and the coaster are great too ;-)

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-12-2020 07:13 PM

Thats a great tip with the felt pads. I will have to remember than one.

Overall, a super looking result.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#8 posted 04-12-2020 08:44 PM

Nice easy way to make some quick coasters. Cool idea with the little feet.

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

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James E McIntyre

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#9 posted 04-12-2020 09:49 PM

Those copper rivets are a nice touch. Where did you get them.

Happy Easter.

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 04-12-2020 11:08 PM

Thanks guys!

I bought a few pounds from MSC when the 40% off and free ship made them a steal.

You can find them everywhere (Amazon, eBay, etc)

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#11 posted 04-12-2020 11:13 PM

ok somebodies gotta,nice rack,oh and the coaster are great too ;-)

- pottz


My wife calls them my “chestnuts”

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#12 posted 04-12-2020 11:18 PM

Beautiful job!

-- IdeasYouSpark

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#13 posted 04-13-2020 12:28 AM

Beautiful job. Now put a few glasses of Scotch on them!

-- AJ

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#14 posted 04-15-2020 07:19 PM

Nice use of some leftovers! There won’t be a single cup stain on your tables. Good work…

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