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This started off as a band saw box, but I loved the center section so much, I chopped it up and turned it into a coaster set. I made the box by cutting an "S" curve out of of Australian lace wood and some walnut. I had to do a little hand sanding to get the shapes to match and I did use a little wood filler on some of the gaps, but only I can notice that. The eyes were made from a simple dowel cutter and glued into the holes before I cut it up.

After I made them into coasters, I realized they were hard to get out, so I drilled a one-inch hole in the bottom of the box so you can stick your finger up through the bottom. I finished it off with shellac.

I ended up giving it to my sister in-law who lives in LA. I thought it was a nice complement to her style…

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These look great. I bet your SIL will really enjoy them.
 

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Very nice!
 

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Hi Tom;

Looks like the ying and the yang all over again.lol

Very nice workmanship!

Lee
 

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well isn't that wonderful
and how did you make it? Perhaps a blog of your NEXT set :D
 

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My wife just made fun of me for spelling it Jing Jang. As an Engineer, I've never been able to master that whole spelling thing…
 

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I have been toying with the Yin and Yang for a while , this is inspirational,
Thank you. BTW in Australia, lacewood is silky oak [grevillea robusta]
Larry
 
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