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    Coaster Set

    I have been going to do this for a long time,but just never seem to get around to it. The coaster set we have is much to small for a larger size glass or cup. So This was the time. I have some Mahogany Flooring along with some Maple flooring. A relative of mine does flooring for his work. So I get some of his scraps. For some reason Flooring is much harder than your regular wood type. AnywayI got all the pieces laid out and ready to rip and after ripping them to size I glued them up and then ran them through the plainer.
    Cut every thing to length and did the glue up of the carcase.
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    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Now it was time to cut the feet, they needed a lsight round over about 1/16"
    Then glue feet to the carcase. While they are drying I will rout out the area in the coaster for the cork. Took a little work to make up the template as I had no hole saw or forsner bit large enough, but I did find a wing cutter I bought way back when. It worked great once I found a safe way of useing it.
    Applied BLO to all parts and let dry.Set up my Spray Booth on top of my bench and brought in the turn table. Sprayed a couple coats of water base clear & waxed. Glue the cork on and even put some felt pads on the bottom
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    It all came to gather pretty well. This is my first attempt to try and show what I was doing, not sure if it is to jumbled up or not. Let me know if I should post it differently. Any way it was fun doing it. More work than
    making the project. I am not all that comfortable with taking the pictures. I keep forgetting to take a picture at the proper time.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    That's a very nice coaster set, Ron. Great job.
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    Now that should come in handy on those hot days that make the glasses sweat! Well done!
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    looks good to me ron and all yu need is the bottle to fill the glasses..
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    Man...someday I want furniture good enough to need coasters. Those are beauties. Nice job Ron!

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    Great design Ron. They came out fantastic
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    Coasters look super nice.

    Thanks for posting all the pictures detailing the process.
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    Awesome set of coasters and holder Ron I know I am going to sneak that design if you don't mind

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    Beautiful!

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