Scrap Wood Gifts - Coasters

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Project by AlpE posted 08-14-2020 01:27 AM 755 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every so often, after enough other projects have either been completed or abandoned, the wood pile in my shop tends to have lots of oddly shaped, small pieces of wood that just aren’t big enough to do much with. I imagine most of you are like me when it comes to this trait, but especially on hardwoods, I have a difficult time throwing scraps away, even if I know its such a small amount its unlikely it will get used. Its just such nice wood, and rather expensive.; and In the back of my mind, I always tell myself ill come up with something for it. Usually this is a lie I tell myself and I have a pile full of mismatched odds and ends pieces. To rectify this issue, about once a year I’ll make a batch of these end grain coasters. They seem to be popular gifts, and in truth, its kind of a fun little project.

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#1 posted 08-14-2020 01:23 PM

What a great idea.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#2 posted 08-14-2020 02:58 PM

Those look great, good work on arranging the various bits 8^)

I know those take some serious time to construct from digging out the scraps to a final finish, especially when doing six sets!

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#3 posted 08-14-2020 08:38 PM

those look great, coasters are on my short list of possible gifts this christmas.

-- 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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