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Inlaid Playbook Coasters

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Mo Stych

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Mo Stych

General Information

Save yourself a “hail mary” moment: these playbook coasters keep your table clean!

The design file includes a full playbook diagram that you can move around and use for other projects, too.

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Material Description Price
Apple Green on Bright White Laserable Acrylic Sheet

Apple Green on Bright White Laserable Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/16 in, Thickness Tolerance: ± .003 in

$7.49

Padauk

Padauk

6" × 12" × 1/2" Padauk

$10.99

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Straight End Mill

Solid Carbide 2 Flute Straight End Mill

Quantity: 1, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in

$3.49

Solid Carbide Single Flute Upcut End Mill

Solid Carbide Single Flute Upcut End Mill

Quantity: 1, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/8 in

$3.49

$25.46
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Get some inspiration

This project was inspired by Katie at Addicted2DIY’s project, Football Play Wall Art. Check it out for some more play ideas!

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Carve the wooden coasters

45 minutes

Four coasters can fit on the 6″ × 12″ Padauk piece. You can carve these on X-Carve or Carvey. “Using a 1/8” straight-cut bit":https://www.inventables.com/technologies/solid-carbide-2-flute-straight-end-mill is a great choice to minimize chipping and carve a smooth pocket.

If you want a steeper rim on the coasters, set the inner circle to a deeper depth.

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Carve the acrylic inlays

7 minutes

Using the 1/16" acrylic makes this a really fast carve! You don’t need to carve very deep to get the white designs exposed. Upcut bits are an excellent choice for acrylic because they minimize melt and clear chips away from the bit quickly.

Again, you can use X-Carve or Carvey for this task.

4

Press acrylic inlays into wooden pockets

5 minutes

Once everything is carved, sand down the inner edge of the wooden pocket and the edges of the acrylic. If you want to add a little more adhesion to the inlay, using a piece of double-sided tape on the bottom of the pocket works well.

Place the acrylic inlay over the pocket and double-sided tape. Place a flat piece of material (wider than the wooden circle) on top of the inlay and press hard with even pressure.

If you’re having trouble getting the inlay to set, try sanding down the edges of the acrylic a little more. Make sure to sand the edge evenly to get a snug fit all around!