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Project by Eric posted 03-07-2021 09:17 PM 431 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coaster Set turned from 3/4” Cherry, base 5” dia, coasters 4” dia, need to glue cork in the coasters, but the right size for a rock glass. Finished with mineral oil.

It’s nice to have the shop up turning out projects, did this one while waiting for glue to dry on another on. Quick, easy and simple.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Eric, building the dream





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#1 posted 03-07-2021 09:36 PM

nice looking coasters may need to make a set myself.

-- 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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#2 posted 03-07-2021 10:16 PM

Thanks Pottz,

It took about 15 minutes for each piece on the lathe, I found the blocks ready to mount as I was unpacking the shop.

Help yourself, this is where we get our ideas.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 03-07-2021 10:30 PM



Thanks Pottz,

It took about 15 minutes for each piece on the lathe, I found the blocks ready to mount as I was unpacking the shop.

Help yourself, this is where we get our ideas.

- Eric


how do you mount those to turn?

-- 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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#4 posted 03-07-2021 10:55 PM

I used a face plate, doubled up. A small wooden one screwed to the blank. Then the one for the lathe screwed to that. I used short wood screws.

Added a photo of the setup

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 03-07-2021 11:56 PM



I used a face plate, doubled up. A small wooden one screwed to the blank. Then the one for the lathe screwed to that. I used short wood screws.

Added a photo of the setup

- Eric


ok thats the way ive been doing my bowls.

-- 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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#6 posted 03-07-2021 11:59 PM

I don’t have one of those fancy chucks either. Besides I want to have that piece secured, never had one fly off and I really don’t want to either

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 03-08-2021 12:00 AM

Brings back memories of turning back in JHS shop class. We always had to mount our blanks by gluing a layer of thick card stock between the blank and a backer board, which was then screwed to the chuck. The nice thing was that a quick whack of a chisel at the joint, the project separated form the backer cleanly. Just a quick press on the belt sander to remove the paper and viola! I’m thinking that before that too many students were carving down to the screws and destroying all the lathe tools.

Of course all we could ever have were flat bottomed bowls as we were never taught how to reverse the bowl to get access to the bottoms for profiling.

Great looking coasters Eric, perfect time filler project!

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#8 posted 03-08-2021 12:14 AM

Nice job on the coasters. After completing the train I am having a problem working back into a new project. Maybe I should try something small like that.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#9 posted 03-08-2021 12:14 AM



I don t have one of those fancy chucks either. Besides I want to have that piece secured, never had one fly off and I really don t want to either

- Eric


no a bowl coming off at high speed wakes you up fast.

-- 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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#10 posted 03-08-2021 12:34 AM

Thanks Splinter, I watched the depth of my cuts, and I used short screws.

Thanks Ed, I have been looking for some quick projects to build also, I want to build up a supply of them, there is a restaurant opening up just up the mountain. They are looking for some local craftsman to put items in there to sell.

Pottz, I bet a bowl coming off would be a wake up call.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#11 posted 03-08-2021 12:38 AM



Thanks Splinter, I watched the depth of my cuts, and I used short screws.

Thanks Ed, I have been looking for some quick projects to build also, I want to build up a supply of them, there is a restaurant opening up just up the mountain. They are looking for some local craftsman to put items in there to sell.

Pottz, I bet a bowl coming off would be a wake up call.

- Eric


yeah luckily i was standing to the side,got a catch that tore off a 1/4” of the lip and sent the bowl flying,but i just cut it down and got it finished lol.

-- 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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#12 posted 03-08-2021 03:35 PM

Nice… been thinking about turning a few coasters.

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#13 posted 03-08-2021 07:03 PM

Nice coasters and slick way to turn them and cover the holes with cork!!

Jim

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

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#14 posted 03-08-2021 07:15 PM

Nice useful project. A cork or thin poly carpet material in the bottom is needed to stop condensation on glasses from causing the coaster to adhere itself to the glass when you pick it up. I finish mine with a wipe on salad bowl finish for durability.

I have turned them using a chuck and leaving the recess in the bottom. It only needs to be slightly over 1/8” deep for a small light weight item like this. Never had one come off and it is much faster. Here is my blog on a quick way to prepare blanks for mounting on a chuck it cuts the prep time in half. https://www.lumberjocks.com/LesB/blog/118409

I have only had a few items (out of many hundreds) come off the chuck and those were either because of soft wood or defects in the wood that gave way. There is some controversy between the use of spigots or recesses for chuck mounting. I mostly use recesses.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#15 posted 03-08-2021 07:56 PM

You’re certainly getting good use of the new shed Eric, the Cherry looks beautiful timber.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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