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Turn your scrap plywood into something which is both beautiful and functional.

I would highly recommend you use the highest quality you can get as it will make your life easier as it will have no voids, I used a scrap piece I had.

Watch the video HERE

Step 1:

I ripped my 18 mm thick plywood down to 100 mm wide then set up a stop (to prevent the small peices from getting trapped and causing problems) and set my fence to cut 12.5 mm strips referencing off of the stop

Step 2: Gluing and Sanding

I spread glue and clamped them up.

I later sanded them down taking care to get them as level as I can.

Step 3: Finishing...

I rubbed some BLO (boiled linseed oil) on and it made the grain stand out.

If you make any then please send me a photo below or send me an email with your photo and please check out my youtube channel for a new video just about every week :)

<p>I've made some of these out of similar scraps; the one below is on my desk at work.</p><p>I've used both polyurethane and spar urethane; so long as you don't leave moisture sit for a long time, I think they'd both be good.</p>
<p>Please can you email me the photo to tomhowbridge@gmailDOT.com thanks !</p>
<p>Wow awesome ! I have sent you a message</p>
<p>Hey Tom, cool idea. I gave it a shot too.</p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/REMIX-Plywood-Drink-Coasters/">https://www.instructables.com/id/REMIX-Plywood-Drin...</a></p>
<p>good idea will any clamp do</p>
<p>Nice Job on those Tom They turned out Great. Great use of the scrap pieces</p>
<p>Great use for scrap plywood, but coasters like these would have to be sealed <strong>very</strong> well - MULTIPLE coats of a waterproof sealer such as polyurethane lacquer. Otherwise, as soon as they get wet from condensation they will de-laminate (the layers will come apart due to glue dissolving and the plywood layers expending in different directions causes it to buckle). Even <em>exterior</em> grade plywood does not hold up with water standing on even the finished surfaces (not to mention the edges) and <em>good</em> grades of plywood generally do not use waterproof glue.</p>
<p>Ii wont have a problem with condensation but if you do that is the way to go.</p><p>Thanks for you comment.</p>
<p>I'm sorry but that is not correct, but you can use that as a finish if you want to.</p>
<p>Cool! I was just thinking of making plywood coasters when I was making my <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Your-Own-Woodwoking-Mallet-W-Leftover-Plywo/">Plywood Mallet</a>, But I would need a bigger hole saw...</p>
<p>Awesome stuff man ! thanks for the comment !</p>
<p>they look great.. I will give them a go.</p><p>Cheers</p>
<p>I really like it if someone does replicate my projects so I will feature it on my socail media :)</p>
<p>Thanks! if you do make them please send me a photo of them I will put it in my instructable :)</p>
Very creative! have you played around with making checkerboard patterns (or even a checkers board!) from this? perhaps just make each quarter of a coaster go a different direction to make a swirl? If I had the tools I would definately make some myself!
<p>You could make a checkers board i will concider it thanks !</p>
<p>As it is plywood it is all strait so that is not possible i don't think. </p><p>However that would possible with solid wood. Thank you very much for you comment!</p>

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