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Make an under glass coaster

by plasticfactorybe


This How-to explains how to create a beautiful under glass coaster from a HDPE sheet (20mm). —

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    Step 1 - Cut the squares

    Start by cutting perfect equal squares 10 cm apart. The more precise they are, the more beautiful your coasters will.

    Make sure that you have a plastic sheet thick enough to be able to hollow out the circle that will accommodate the food of the glass. You need about 5 mm so use a sheet of at least 1cm thick




    Step 2 - Hollow the circle (1)

    Now that you have your squares, you need à lathe machine to do your hollow circles.

    Wedge your square well in the clamping elements and make a first hole in the center of 5 mm deep.




    Step 3 - Hollow the circle (2)

    Now that you have your center hole you can start to do the rest of the circle.

    Make sure to stop digging when you have 5 mm of edge left on each side.




    Step 4 - smooth it out

    With a polishing machine, round the 4 angles and smooth the faces if necessary.

    Also round the edge of the hollow circle




    Step 5 - Final result

    Now you can drink a glass on a magnificent under glass coaster :)



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