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Picture of Laser Cut Cork Coasters @ TechShop Chandler

This is a tutorial for some quick and easy custom coasters. These instructions are assuming that you are using the Universal Lasers @ TechShop Chandler, and that you have taken the SBU and are familiar with how to operate the machine.

For more information on the TechShop or to schedule a class, visit techshop.ws.

Step 1: Gather Materials

For this project, you will need the Illustrator file provided, and some thin (less than .125") cork. I got my cork in a roll from Hobby Lobby and cut the material down to fit the laser bed.

 
gowlery (author) 1 year ago

I used the stock settings for "Cork Board" that come with the Universal Lasers. I don't know exactly what the percentages are off hand, I will try to remember to look the next time I'm at the TechShop!

What power/speed/hertz settings did you use?

gowlery (author) 1 year ago
I got this cork from hobby lobby. It came in a roll. I don't remember the price, but I remember thinking it was a decent deal

Interesting! I like these.
I've been meaning to get some cork for laser projects. Do you have a good supplier?