Slacker Coast Slate Coasters


#1

Cheap slate coasters from Amazon. I would like to find a good supplier of larger sheets of slate. I really like the contrast, didn’t notice smell or smoke, and it doesn’t warp in storage.

This one is going to a friend, who will no doubt call it art, display it on the shelf, and continue to not use coasters.


#2

I dunno, you might make an impression with that _ _ _ _ _ _ g message.


#3

See…I knew you could do something cool with slate! :smile:


#4

Finally! I have a decent place for my cups.


#5

http://www.glasscoasterstore.com/slate-coasters.html

They have a couple larger pieces to choose from.


#6

I’ve been using these cheese boards. Haven’t found much larger that are either the right size and/or cost effective. I posted this in another thread, but this is the only one that I’ve made so far.

I found these on Amazon. They come out to only $3.66 each. Not too bad.

https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Slate-Cheese-Boards-Occassions/dp/B01G6JGST0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1505158253&sr=8-4&keywords=slate


#7

Out of likes … You’re probably right … he will consider it art!

It’s fun watching you laser all things! Keep it going!


#8

Hah! I love the ugly sweater coaster!


#9

I use those too. They’re decent sized and cheap enough that the testing to get good slate results isn’t wallet-painful :slight_smile:

I’ve actually used both sides to test - just flip it over and peel off the little rubber feet (when doing a full piece engrave).


#10

It engraves SO well! Good to know it does not give off much smell.


#11

I may not be as sensitive as some other folks. I love the smell that the woods give off when I pull them from the :glowforge: after lasering. Cloth not so much. I noticed zero post-op smell from the slate (nor from the anodized aluminum, for that matter).


#12

Ceramic tile doesnt have any smell either… not even when you pump enough power to melt and bubble the glaze.


#13

I would look up slate roofers as well as floor tile suppliers. And to get the nice broken beveled edge, look into getting a slate cutter. Those would be my suggestions. :smiley:


#14

A few years back I worked for Lowes and I’ll be frequently checking their floor tiles for clearance items.


#15

Ya…I did that, too. I have the test one with a 3x5 card taped to it with the settings on it. Looks a bit primitive, but it works. The one that’s pictured here in this thread was made to donate to a Casino night ‘basket’ to raise funds for the Senior Center. As you said, easy on the wallet.