5Weeks5Projects St Patrick's Day Coaster Designs - xTool Projects
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These are 4 St Patrick's Day themed designs that I will be using to make wooden coasters similar to the ones in my previous post here - https://projects.xtool.com/howtos/2281
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Basic Information
Software
xTool Creative Space
Machine
D1 Pro
Laser Module Output Power
5W
Material Used
wood
Material Info
The coater pictured is a test piece made from MDF while I wait of more wooden coasters arriving from Amazon. These designs can be used on any materiel.
Making Time(mins)
10
Step1: Draw a 100mm circle
Setting 1
Process Method
Laser Cut
Process Material
MDF
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
90
Pass
4
Speed(mm/s)
7

Most coasters are around 100mm in diameter so start by using the circle tool in XCS to create the outline.

If you are engraving onto ready made coaster this circle will just be used to help centre your design and should be set to score at 1% power, but if you're cutting the coasters from a larger piece of wood remember to set this layer to cut with the appropriate power settings for your machine. 

Step2: Add your text
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Setting 1
Process Method
Vector Laser Engrave
Power(%) or Cut Pressure(g)
90
Pass
1
Speed(mm/s)
100

Next add a text box and type ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day' or do a quick google search and find some inspirational, interesting, or funny Irish quotes.

Then choose a nice font, a favourite of mine I often  use for engraving is called ‘Dancing Script’ and can be downloaded from Google Fonts here if you don't already have it installed.

Step3: Add some images
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Once you're happy with the layout of your text you might want to add some simple images to make your design stand out.

Google images will some good picture but creazilla.com is often better for laser engraving as the images are usually higher quality and sometimes available as SVG files.

Once you have chosen some images you can uses the editing tools in XCS to turn them black and white or remove the background if required.  

Design Files
st patrick's day coasters.xcs
5weeks5projects
Coasters
st patrick's day
st patricks day
wood
5w
D1
design
D1Pro
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