Introduction: Game of Thrones Beer Coasters

To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones coming out on monday the 7th of april(airs the 6th in the US, but I live in Denmark), me and some friends are going to have a Game of Thrones night, with beer, food and of course Game of Thrones, therefor I made these Game of Thrones coasters!

In this instructable I am going to show how I made a GoT beer coaster from scratch with pictures of the sigils of different houses in Westeros. I have uploaded an illustrator file with the different stencils. I have made the following houses, but feel free to make some more using my method,

 

  • Targaryen
  • Stark
  • Lannister
  • Baratheon
  • Tully
  • Greyjoy
  • Tyrrel
  • Arryn

 

And some additional that is not houses:

 

  • The sigil of Peter Baelish
  • The sigil of the Nights Watch
  • The Dothraki

 

Step 1: Generate Path for Engraving

To make the sigil that had to be engraved, I first had to find a sigil of the house on google, the more contrast there is in the picture the better.

After that I opened it in illustrator, and used the trace outline function, which automatically recognised and traced the outlines from the png. file.

From there I made sure that It was only the parts that I wanted engraved that was black.

Step 2: Make Cuttinglines for the Laser Cutter

After that I copy/pasted the stencil onto a shape of the beer coaster I had made, the parts that need cutting has to have a line thickness of 0.01, the driver in the cutter automatically recognises this as a path to cut, the part that needs engraving must not have any lines at all, therefor a line thickness of 0.

Step 3: Cut

When cutting it is very important that it is taped down, while plywood often bends.

Step 4: Clean of Soot

Clean the edges with soap and water, and the top with light sanding.

Step 5: Add Beeswax

I coated the whole thing in beeswax, since it really gives the wood a nice color.

Step 6: Finished Product

Here is the file, feel free to download, alter it in any way and maybe add some more houses!
You can of course also make it with something else, maybe your local team, a picture of a loved one, the possibilities are endless!


Keep Making!

-Jeppe

Comments

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These look awesome!

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thanks :D

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Kris Mark Duthie made it! (author)2017-02-11

I made my own version of these but instead of a laser cutter I used my CNC router cutter. This posed problems with the small details but I used Fusion 360's engrave function with a vee bit to make it possible!

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Oh and I filled the carved out parts with epoxy & black paint!

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nwlaurie (author)2014-09-01

Are you willing to share the cutting files?

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Da3da1u5 (author)nwlaurie2014-09-01

The file should be at the end of the instructable. It is called coaster(1).ai :)

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uwarren (author)2014-04-02

Aw. So cool. It's a bummer I don't have a laser cutter though.

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Da3da1u5 (author)uwarren2014-04-03

See if there are any makerspaces near you, they have all the equipment you need for making things :)

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uwarren (author)Da3da1u52014-04-06

I don't think that would be possible, as I live in Ireland and there isn't any makerspaces around. but thanks for the help. Again, love the coasters.

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