I designed a coaster holder that was a stack of the concentric hexagons, but there were two problems. I wanted to engrave something on the outside of the holder and since I was putting felt on the bottom of the coasters they’d sit at different thicknesses :-). Plus, I wanted some reason to play with laser kerf bending (or something similar to it since it’s made of cuts all the way through instead).
The SVGs for 3.5mm material (I used this on medium PG maple ply) is attached here. ATTENTION If you make this you have to cut the wraparound so that the grain runs across it aligned with the kerf cuts for the bends. This is challenging because it is longer that the 11" we have to cut in that direction so I rotated it on the bed, but that means you need to also rotate your material. :
coasters_and_wrap_holder.zip (8.6 KB)
The images I used, I got from vectorstock and as you can see about half way through making them, I switched artists inexplicably, so the result is fairly eclectic:
Seattle on holder: https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/new-york-skyline-poster-vector-9160558
New York: https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/new-york-skyline-poster-vector-9160558
Las Vegas: https://www.vectorstock.com/royalty-free-vector/las-vegas-skyline-engraved-vector-5354940
I have a parametric design in Fusion 360, but something about it really chokes up 360. Maybe it’s the nested rectangular patterns or maybe it’s having that with the projections, but in any case, any change at the moment causes 360 to hang for three or four seconds on my fairly beefy (32Gb RAM), but a few years old PC, so to share the parametric design I need to work on it some more.
The stacking holder that I didn’t make would look something like this:
I’m happy to share that design too, if somebody wants it untested, but it’s also pretty simple to make.
Edit: to add note about grain direction on the kerf cuts