Step 1: Materials/Design
Selecting an image for the center took some time. We wanted something fairly high resolution with a white background. We opted for a picture of a rooster ring necked pheasant and what better text to add that "ROOSTER!".
For materials we just used whatever thin ply scrap we had lying around. Most of the wood was between 1/8" and 1/4" thick.
Step 2: Laser Settings/Cutting
With some trial runs we determined these settings for 3/16" thick ply:
Resolution: 600 dpi
Run the job!
Step 3: Finishing
A nice wax or oil finish could add to the look and longevity of your new coasters.
With the right settings the coasters were good to go right off the laster cutter, no sanding required!