Fun coaster designs! Some coasters I purchased from Michaels and found they looked better when I stained them first. Others we cut with our CNC machine.
I was originally masking each coaster at first, then tried without it. After seeing a post in a FB group, I tried unmasking and wiping off the after burn using baby wipes. It worked like a charm! These were our best sellers and most popular gifts this Christmas.
Oh, I like that little log cabin too!
Lots of great designs here. Very cool.
You have definitely got the coaster market cornered in your neck of the woods. They look great!
Lots of great designs. Thanks for sharing.
Fun coasters. You have a good eye for design layout and image pairings.
I love the 1,340 miles apart coaster. What a great custom design.
Great collection! Love your logo too.
Can I ask how you get those deep engravings so clean? Mine are dark black with soot at the bottom and when I try to clean them up it stains the wood around the engraving slightly. Your stuff looks really awesome!
Thank you! It was a bit of trial and error on setup, engraving, etc. I stain them first, then went a little lighter on the power so they didn’t engrave so deep. I read in another forum to use baby wipes for charring and it works! Using baby wipes takes the extra step out of masking first. If needed, I’ll use a toothbrush to get some soot out. You might get some leftover fuzz from the baby wipes, but you can pick it off. Hope that helps!
Some really nice coasters! Love the cabin and the monogram!
Your designs are awesome! I’m waiting for my glowforge to arrive. Can you tell me what settings you used for these? I got the exact ones from michaels today!
We can’t discuss non-proofgrade settings outside of Beyond the Manual, but you’ll probably find plenty of settings for similar materials there to get you started.
Sorry! I’m new here and didn’t know that
No worries, even old-timers need a reminder once in a while. The forum rules are listed in the FAQ.
Wonderful body of work! How do you finish them so they don’t warp?
My question too. I tried a stain on mine but it just washed out the design.