Leather Coaster

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Introduction: Leather Coaster

Make an engraved leather coaster!
I made it at TechShop! http://techshop.ws

Step 1: Make the Image on Adobe Illustrator

- Upload an image to Adobe Illustrator or Corel.  I chose an image of Starscream.  
- I used the Live Trace to create the black and white image.
- Next I used Flatten Transparency to ensure that I was able to resize the image.
- I made the image fit into the dimensions of my leather coaster which was 3.25 inches in diameter.

Step 2: Use the Laser Etching Machine

- Center the laser to the middle of the coaster.  Use the laser to ensure it is in the right position.

Step 3: Print

- Adjust the setting before printing. 
- Speed should be 60%
- Power should be 25%
- Select Center Engraving, and choose Center-Center
- Next choose print.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Coaster

- I added a wax stain to the leather to give it a darker finish.

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