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Old 02-07-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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I have been wondering about coasters, not crappy ones that are only like a 1/8 Inch piece of cardboard with a design on it.

I want to know about the ones that are made out of cork or something.
I still want to have some cool design on it, but i would want them to last longer then several beers.

how would you guys go about doing it?
cut some cork board, slap a design on it, and then seal it with something?

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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I took some old beat up vinyls and cut the center out and vinyl'd over the top.

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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I took some old beat up vinyls and cut the center out and vinyl'd over the top.
i like it, but i want something more personal.... and i am not old enough to have used vinyls
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:00 AM   #4
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i like it, but i want something more personal.... and i am not old enough to have used vinyls
Why don't you use the cds from your ex's then?
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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Maybe remove the label from a 6 pack of your favorite beer and glue them onto a blank coasters and then vinyl over them?

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Old 02-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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use 4" tiles. Put felt or cork on the bottom. On the top you can put whatever you want...either paint something a stencil or put stickers or pictures you printed. then seal the whole thing with several layers of clear acrylic (spray can or brush on). They actually sell something specifically made for this a hobby shops, but i cant recall the name.

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #7
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I went to Home Depot and picked up some of the solid wood flooring samples, cut off the tongue, and voila! Free hardwood coasters! I have a brew sitting on a bamboo one as we speak.

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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use 4" tiles. Put felt or cork on the bottom.
This is what I did... I had a handful of 4"x4" tiles left over from some previous projects so I decided to put them to good use. I got some felt glued to the bottom and they make some excellent coasters!

I haven't bothered to go as far as trying to get a design on them yet but I'm pretty happy with just the tile since they're a textured tile that's not the standard high gloss.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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I like the hardwood samples, then you can burn any disign into the top you want clear coat and your done

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I have free cork samples from HD, Lowes charges for them. I think they're on to us!

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