Experimenting with coasters. The base on the cork one was turned at the lathe

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #1

Experimenting with coasters.

The base on the cork one was turned at the lathe to match corksize. I wanted to laser cut the cork but the cork mostly burned rather than cut. I used sealer (polyurethane) to stop the burned areas from smearing after imaging.

The slate was etched using @Nedman 's recommendation and it was also sealed with urethane.

The slate was purchased from Michael’s per Neds suggestion

(Ned Hill) #2

Nice. How did you get the yellow coloring into parts of the etching on the slate?

(Travis B Sawyer) #3

I’ve used spray lacquer on reclaim roofing slate (prior to etching).

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #4

@Nedman it was free…i.e. no idea. Doesn’t look that yellow in real life.

(Ned Hill) #5

@donkjr So you did nothing to get a 2 tone effect?

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #6

@Nedman nope perhaps its the level of power i.e. the dark areas have proportionally more power and that turns it a yellow tint?

(Ned Hill) #7

@donkjr hmmm interesting. I’ll have to play with that.

(Fook INGSOC) #8

…now you just need some Boo-Bees for Halloween!!!:joy::joy::joy:

(Ned Hill) #9

@donkjr Another question, did you seal it before or after lasering?

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #10

@Nedman after … I really think the yellow is being amplified by the camera it does not look that yellow in real life.

(Nigel Conroy) #11

I love engraving slate. This is a cheeseboard. Ocean state job lot has coasters and chessboards fyi

(Ned Hill) #12

@Nigel_Conroy very nice.

(Ned Hill) #13

Was unwrapping a set of blank coasters and found this one with included pyrite (fools gold).

(Nigel Conroy) #14

I was wondering what that was…

(Ned Hill) #15

Yep, apparently it’s not uncommon in slate.

(Nigel Conroy) #16

I’ve done a good bit for some craft fairs lately and noticed it on a few pieces

(Nigel Conroy) #17

Just finished this one with Rhodesian armed forces logo and a family name

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #18

@Nedman maybe the yellow in mine really is gold! lol!