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Project by meelisn posted 08-25-2011 10:08 PM 2056 views 15 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, had I little bit of spare time and made some underlays for hot pots etc. Juniper discs are glued on a base of plywood. First three pictures are without the finishm three last ones are oiled with linenseed oil. A quick project and lot of tiny mistakes but I hope you like it.

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 10:38 PM

very nice underlays, and tray in the other posting. I was wondering a few thing:
1. How thick were the discs before you glued them to the plywood?
2. How did you smooth? router, hand tools?
3. How did you “fill the gaps” between the discs?

Very pretty design. I assume the Juniper is fully dried? I love the underlays and want to try this myself. Would make great gifts!

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 10:49 PM

I agree with Bill that these will make great gifts. These look wonderful! They would also be great for cutting boards if sealed right. I,too, am curious what kind of glue you used for the filler.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 02:59 AM

Wonderful! What type of glue / filler was used? How long were the original branches that were bundled? How was it clamped? Lots of questions but you asked for it with such a great idea! Thanks!

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 01:55 PM

Happy to answer all your questions.
The discs were about 1,5 cm thick when I glued them on, after I sanded approximately 0.5 cm off. I used an angel grinder at first and sandpaper to finish it.
I used normal PVA glue for the discs and to fill the gaps I mixed the glue with wooddust (also juniper). That combination has given me the best result.
I prefer fully dried junipers, but if I don’t have the, raw ones will do as well. Then it is important to cut thicker discs to avoid cracks. But preferably use dried ones.

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 12:41 AM

Very cool. I like it.

-- Have a great day.

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#6 posted 08-28-2011 01:49 AM

Ummm COOKIES! num num num! cool effect

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#7 posted 09-15-2011 08:59 PM

Awesome technique thanks for the post

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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