Coaster set inspired by Doug

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Project by HawkDriver posted 01-10-2012 11:53 PM 1633 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took my inspiration from Doug for this coaster set. What I did differently was chuck my ~5×5x16 “blank” on the lathe and turned it round before slicing into 5/16” thick costers. I was going for a modern look with the holder. It’s tapered so the costers “slide” in, are held securely but still easy to pull out. I made six sets of coasters in total and this is the first one that will be sent to my sister. I plan on trying a few different finishes on the other sets. This one is finsihed with Emmets Good Stuff wood finish.

Thanks for looking and a big thanks to Doug for the idea!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 01:18 AM

Nice. Ilike contempory too. What are woods?

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 01:47 AM

I like your coasters. Hopefully they are glued up with a waterproof glue? Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 03:48 AM

A really like your coaster design and wood selection.very good job.

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#4 posted 01-17-2012 07:38 AM

Phil, there’s strips from just about everything I have used over the past year in there. Purpleheart, Cherry, Maple, Madrone, Zebra, Mahogony and Walnut to name a few.

Bill, TitebondIII, I don’t own any other wood specific glue.

Jim, Thank you sir.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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