Slate state coasters

I just can’t stop making things with the crazy laser. I love it. Here is my first attempt at engraving slate coasters. I think they actually came out pretty great! Posted them on Facebook about an hour ago, already sold them. Not too bad!

Let me know what you think!

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Welcome to the club! It never stops being awesome. :slight_smile:

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I’m quickly learning that!

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Nice. Looks like you sealed them first? if not, that darkens the slate nicely and gives a higher contrast.
A cool thing about stone is it is all but impervious. That etch will look like that after you are gone.

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Definitely fun to make things. Even more fun when people want to buy what you made. Congrats.

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Thanks, and yes, I hit them with a couple coats of spray lacquer first and let them dry for a day or so before engraving. I’m very impressed with how just clean they turn out. I’ve already had to order more blanks…but that’s good!

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They really came out nice. Are you making a special holder for them?

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Good job.

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Slate coasters are a very gratifying way to scratch that making itch. Keep your eyes out for sales and have a stack of them at the ready. You’ll find tons of opportunities to churn some out.
Thanks for sharing!

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Fun designs! Congrats on the sale.

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I didn’t for this first set, but I will for the next ones. I’m also going to order a slightly different shape blanks next time. These have roughly a 3.5" x 3.5" workable area. I found some that are more full 4" x 4" workable area. Going to give them a shot. Not much more expense so why not.

Very nice, I’ve used spray shellac (Home Depot) and they come out very impressive.

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I actually got my spray at a local discount store lol, best place I’ve found locally for great deals on spray paints and stains.

These are cool @ryan.niemer, what settings did you use, would love to have a play with slate.

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Thank you very much! I will shoot you a message with the settings

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Great job on these! Love the Ohio items.
I’m a Hoosier girl … But have been in Ohio for far more years now.

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Thank you very much! I’m going to make some up for Kentucky and West Virginia as well. I live right where all 3 states basically meet up together on the river :slight_smile:

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