Archive for May, 2005

Coasters

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

When my mom came to visit from Germany, she kept checking the stores for coasters, but could just not find what she was looking for. Inspired I went to the shop to try and come up with a solution. I think the result is quite nice (and if not nice at least different).

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The coasters are made from walnut. I turned and sanded the fronts on the lathe, then parted the coasters of the remaining would and sanded the backs by hand.

The base was turned from a piece of Maple from the Firewood pile, then drilled and slots and foot cut with the bandsaw and everything sanded by hand. The base got a bit of tung oil treatment to bring out the grain, then base and coasters were finished with an oil/polyurethane mix.