Someone actually made them instead of nagging me for a 3D printable version! I'm so happy right now! :D They look great. It looks like they etched a little deeper than mine did. I wonder if you used a softer material.
If you decide to color them I would like to see how they turn out. I have a second set that I haven't colored yet, but I think I might want to do them differently.
By the way, I am 3d printing a lot which is the primary reason I'm here like most people here, but I'm also looking for some cool things to laser cut. Thanks so much for posting this. I totally found it on accident, but very glad I did. I want to try and figure out if I can change it up and cut some disney princess coasters for my sister's birthday instead of the turtles.
I'm tempted to color them, but afraid I'll do a poor job. I have to work on my painting skills first. Maybe I'll try a second set with color eventually. I stained these ones with stain + polyurethane mix, so hopefully they stand up to actual use.
I used colored pencil on mine which gave me a higher degree of precision than what a tiny paint brush would have. If you decide to use colored pencil I highly recommend Prismacolor as it has a nice buttery texture and high quality pigment. If you mess up a little you can try scraping it off with a blunt exacto-knife (this also works well with acrylic paint, I've found). If you decide to use ink, be careful of bleeding. There were a few places on mine where the black ink bled over the edge, but I was able to cover it with colored pencil. The process is definitely a test of patience if you're up for it, but if you have a lot of time and a big playlist of music, it's not so bad.
Interesting. I would not have thought of colored pencils. That does sound more precise. I might have to try that.
What material is this printed in? Looks great! I can't believe I haven't saw these coasters before!
I see a lasercut box, so hmmm
1/8 inch plywood. Stained with a light walnut stain with polyurethane.