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« on: May 19, 2007 07:12:11 PM »

Yeah, I know, just another coaster right? Well, yes, they are, but it was my first attempt at working with clear acrylic and I love the way they turned out as well as the endless possibilities. The parts used were all left over from circuit boards, computers, and one with nails (I'm well rounded). Enjoy





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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007 07:21:13 PM »

thats so cute how well does it ..coaster? lol
did you use a mold?
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2007 07:22:32 PM »

How did you do this! I'm going flatting for the first time so I thought I better stop making clothing (because I won't have room to put them anywhere  in the new house haha) and start making some house accessories! And wow these are amazing, I need them! Haha if you don't want to share the secret, I understand! I can imagine anyone wanting to keep these all to themselves haha.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2007 07:23:48 PM »

wow I love these! I just might have to give this a try for a father's day present (and probably a few for myself as well...)  I've never worked with acrylic before--how did you make them? 
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007 07:25:13 PM »

I love these!

Did you pour the color/parts layers first or the clear?

I have some resin but have been a scardy cat about jumping in!
(plus, I think I bought the wrong kind for big projects!)

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007 07:36:15 PM »

lol. Funny how the simplest projects get the most responses. lol. Anyway, I got the acrylic stuff from Lowe's. As far as molds, I used some round plastic cases (actually they were the cases that electrical tape comes in, DONATED from my work place, wink wink). I put the parts in, poured in the liquid, and let it set overnight. They pretty much popped right out with a good smack to the table. I bought some foam padding and spray adhesive to put on the bottoms (keeps them from sticking together when you have them stacked and keeps them from potentially scratching the table). Thanks again for all the positive and prompt feedback. *waves to his adoring fans*
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007 08:01:03 PM »

I got the acrylic stuff from Lowe's.

What was it called?

~darn I just was at Lowe's.  It's dangerous to go twice in one weekend!~
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2007 08:11:22 PM »

Christmas gifts for those hard-to-buy-for guys!

Thanks for sharing the info on how you made them. Now, to start scrounging for some appropriate molds to put them in (I'm a little short on electrical tape packaging  Wink ). I have access to some plastic Petri dishes- would those work? Or would the acrylic stuff stick right to them?

Very cool!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007 08:17:07 PM »

Uh, "just another coaster"?? Give me a break! These things freaking rock! Although I love them all, I think the nails one if my fav. I like that you left is without a colored base, so you can see the table through it.
Excellent job!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007 08:44:43 PM »

Those are AWESOME! What is the acrylic stuff called? Imploring minds MUST KNOW! You could put all kinds of cool crap in it and call it coaster art.  Cheesy
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