Timber coaster.

Well, not just one coaster… in fact a series of coaster sets…

Carol Neal  and I met at the Maleny Wood Festival in May. She owns and operates Nunkeri Estate where she grows plantation Silver Quandong timber [amongst other timbers]… the thinnings [branches] are crosscut into rounds.  Carol has commissioned me to laser engrave corporate logos onto the rounds… Until she can justify the purchase of her own laser, she is outsourcing here engraving work to me..

IMG_3558As you can see the various sizes lend themselves to different projects… larger for coasters, small for key rings..


Well, the first order is in… 360 coasters for the Australian Forrest Growers…IMG_3580

IMG_3581 All the coasters are size matched into sets of 4 or 6.IMG_3582

Set up a jig to be able to engrave multiple units.. in this case 12 at a time…

Finished 80 in the first batch yesterday and spent some time setting up samples of other logos.. IMG_3497The one above for the Macadamia Conservation Trust… who are going nuts over the concept of their logo on coasters and key rings…

More to come…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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4 Responses to Timber coaster.

  1. lewiskauffman says:

    Those are neat, Larry! Do you have to do anything special to keep the bark from coming off?

  2. Lazy Larry says:

    The rounds are cut, sanded and finished with poly while still green… that seems to stabilise the round… very few split or crack and the bark stays on [for a while]

  3. Pete says:

    I was just reading about Silver Quandong in one of the magazines and now I know a guy who knows the person doing the growing! I don’t know why this is exciting but it is dangit! 😀

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