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Beginner Custom Coasters

  • Software:
    Aspire, and OpenBuilds Control Software
    Machine Time:
    45 minutes
    Bit or Laser Size:
    .25" End Mill, .50" 90 Degree VBit
    Feeds & Speeds:
    Details provided in the project
    Red Oak
    This is the most practical project I have created so far and I have to say I use these coasters everyday!

    I started off with a surfacing toolpath to ensure that my material was completely flat and I wanted my coasters to be .50" Thick. The humidity has been pretty bad as of late, so I did encounter some warp in the red oak I was using. The surfacing toolpath worked like a charm to make my material level again.

    This is the finished surfacing toolpath.

    Next I started my V-carving toolpath. I used a .50" 90 Degree V-Bit for this part of the project.

    I absolutely love the BlackBox with the Ghost Case! :thumbsup:

    After finishing the V-carve toolpath, it was time to cut these beauties out!

    I used a .25" End Mill for the profile cut because I couldn't find my .125" End Mill, so I did encounter some overlapping cuts because of the bit diameter, but the coasters still turned out great. :thumbsup:

    To Finish the project I sanded down the coasters and added a polyshade stain.

    Hope you guys enjoyed the project! I've uploaded the files below so you can customize your own coasters. ;)

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  1. Mark Carew
    Nice one Matt! Thank you for sharing
      Matthew Bates likes this.
    1. Matthew Bates
      Thanks Mark!
      Matthew Bates, Aug 26, 2019
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