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    Joe and I designed this holder for four coasters; he did most of the work, since my table saw skills are not up to cutting rabbets. My only contribution was to make the cutouts for the egg crate divider. As shown, the unit can be used as a trivet, but behind each coaster is a hole that you can use to pop it out for individual use.

    For a less elaborate gift, I used the egg crate design to make a holder for four coasters. Quick and easy, and I think quite nice. Having made 13 sets of 4 coasters, this should do us for house gifts for some time!
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    Carole

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  • #2
    Carole, you really think outside the box. A wonderful idea and creation.
    Denny
    ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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    • #3
      It is great to see that the creativity of the Joe/Carole team is alive and well.
      cwmagee
      aka Fibber
      Producer of fancy firewood​

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      • #4
        Thanks, Denny. I've used egg crates in the past, but generally as box dividers. They're easy to do, and can really make a difference in the look of a project.

        And thanks, Fibber. Joe is part of every project I make, one way or the other, and the best part is that we don't have to social distance!
        Carole

        Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Very nice, I assume the material is Corian, is the thickness 1/4” and 4” x 4” . Did you cut with a metal or jewelry blades or just normal blades. I agree this will make beautiful gifts.

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          • #6
            Pete, it's 12mm x 4" x 4" Corian samples. The edges were pre-finished.

            I have another post, "My COVID-19 Marathon Project, which goes into more detail about the tiles. Corian cuts perfectly with a standard skip tooth blade--I use the FD Polar #5, blue tape, and about 80% cutting speed. It sands with standard sanders. When contoured with a Mac Mop and buffed with a sanding mop, it takes a beautiful sheen, with very little work.

            I seldom do repetitive work, but for these times, it was the perfect calming activity. Drill, cut, drill, cut, drill, cut, etc.
            Carole

            Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Thanks for the info, will try to find a supplier in my neck of the wood.

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              • #8
                Pete, look for a Corian fabricator. They can’t use the center sink cutouts and you may be able to get them for free. I lucked out and found someone local. Also, I have an article coming out in the next issue of SSWC with more specific info about Corian and how it can be used, including bending with heat.
                Carole

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                • #9
                  The team of Carole and Joe is always inventive and creative. Really nice work! Dick
                  Dick Miraglia

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Dick. And we could certainly say the same about you and your work!

                    I do hope that your appearance on the forum is more than just a cameo; we've been impressed by your skill and creativity as long as we've known you, which probably dates back to the "cocktail party" at McDonalds. It's always feels good to reconnect with old friends.
                    Carole

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                    • #11
                      Without Bruce this wouldn’t be any fun. Although I’m sure he would say this is fun?
                      Betty

                      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                      • #12
                        Love it Carole. I am truly amazed how talented people like you come up with these great ideas. My mind just does not function at that level.
                        Scott
                        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                        • #13
                          I went to a supplier of Corian in town and I got a shock of the price for this product. I asked for scrap pieces and he came up,with a piece approximately 4” wide by 5’ long and he quoted me a price of $90.00 this is not a typo $90.00, I left the store promptly.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scrollerpete View Post
                            I went to a supplier of Corian in town and I got a shock of the price for this product. I asked for scrap pieces and he came up,with a piece approximately 4” wide by 5’ long and he quoted me a price of $90.00 this is not a typo $90.00, I left the store promptly.
                            WOW!!!! If that is not a turn off nothing is. Even in terms of USD it would be about $67. I can see asking for maybe asking $10 but not $90 for a piece of scrap.
                            Scott
                            Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                            • #15
                              Ouch! That is outrageous, but don’t give up. You might try places that install kitchens. They might be able to put you in touch with a fabricator who is higher on the nice scale! That’s how I found my contact. Also, ask for the sink cutouts, since fabricators have no use for them, and the thickness is usually 12mm. Keep us posted.
                              Carole

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