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Project by peteg posted 06-18-2013 01:37 AM 2240 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a great suprise, Sandra comes in from the mail box & proclaims ”A package for you”, so what’s this all about, opened up and a set of beautiful coasters from Paul in Canada.
These are double sided with an inlay of NZ one side & one of our Pacific neighbours on the other.

Had to check with Paul that these were actually done on his hand built machine & yep they were, he even sent some photos of the WIP.

I will now appreciate even more now when I see some of Paul’s handy work as to the standard of craftsmanship & sheer skill shown even in a simple coaster set

These will be treasured my friend, but I have to say they were christened last night.

Don’t ya just love this site, more importantly the folk who make it work

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got





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shipwright

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 01:47 AM

Hey Pete, the island on the other side is Vancouver Island.
I live just a little way up from the bottom the east side.
Good to see them put to good use.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 02:07 AM

SWEET ,GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD TIMES. !!!!!!

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 02:21 AM

Very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 06-18-2013 02:48 AM

That is the very reason this site is so great. We all seem to be like a big family surprising one of the members from time to time. We share our talents literally!!

Nice going Paul. I saw first hand what can be done on the Chevalet by getting to use it. It sure produces some fine looking pieces and you are a master at it!

Pete, you lucky guy!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers…............Jim

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

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#5 posted 06-18-2013 03:27 AM

Great to see those coasters being put to good use Pete!

Nicely done Paul…what did you use as a substrate and how did you finish the edge?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#6 posted 06-18-2013 12:34 PM

Ditto horizontalmike “Very cool”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 06-18-2013 01:21 PM

Wonderful coasters, shared between to great woodworkers, makes them more than priceless. Thank you
for birdseye view of the island homes.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 01:24 PM

That’s a wonderful gift. They look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 01:43 PM

A great gift for you and a great testimonial to the generosity of a talented wood worker. I am happy to know of, both of you.

-- Mel,

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shipwright

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#10 posted 06-18-2013 04:38 PM

Mat, It’s just MDF with dyed edges.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 06-19-2013 01:38 AM

Very nice gift Pete., and kudos to Paul on a job well executed. It reminded me of my New Zealand ” memento box” with the inlay on top.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#12 posted 06-23-2013 04:13 AM

Wonderful .
Pete you are a very privileged person to have been given one of Paul’s creations .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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