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Finish for wood drink coasters
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:55:45 am »
I have made a jig to slice limb cookies to make wood drink coasters on my band saw so now I have to decide what type of finish to apply, if any.  Seems to be a number of things people have tried but curious to what anyone on this board as had good or bad luck with.  Looking for simple if possible in case I need to do many at a time.
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Re: Finish for wood drink coasters
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 12:28:59 pm »
We use epoxy on similar projects with great success. It is  more of an "in " the wood finish than an "on " the wood finish.2-K poly may be added on top of the epoxy , but probably is not needed. Attached is a pic of some cookies in the shop right now using this "in" the wood method. End grain doesn't like water and this is where the epoxy soaking really shines. A simpler option is to heat beeswax and mineral oil and apply to a warmed cookie so it soaks in.  Cheers  Rob


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Re: Finish for wood drink coasters
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 12:32:45 pm »
I always love your work. that is beautiful.
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Re: Finish for wood drink coasters
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 01:57:12 pm »
I made some coasters to go with the cypress table. Cut them out of a 4x4 sanded burned an L in them (Angie has to have initials on everything) then just coated with helmsman spar urethane


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Re: Finish for wood drink coasters
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 03:36:06 am »
Rubber tool handle coating for the bottom keep them form sliding around.
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