Star Wars Imperial Insignia Drink Coaster

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Project by Mike Gager posted 05-18-2011 05:39 AM 6880 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes I am a geek lol

This is my very first scroll saw project. I just picked up a new saw yesterday and decided to make this

for anyone that doesnt know, this is the symbol the galactic empire (bad guys) use on their uniforms/helmets/ships/etc in the Star Wars movies (at least the ones that matter) i decided to make a drink coaster out of one!

its made of hard maple with poly and wax

i did this free hand just looking at a picture because i didnt have a printer to enlarge the image. next time i am going to use the printer at work to make a pattern. the curves were really hard to get right. might need to use a different blade as well.

i might make a set with a few different other star wars emblems.

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 05:58 AM

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 08:54 AM

Hah! Rebel Scum! hehe….. Nice work mate!!

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 12:26 PM

That’s really awesome. Great idea, and it looks to me like good work with the scroll saw too. Someday I’ll have to try my hand at scrolling – there are just way too many cool ideas that I see. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 03:04 PM

I love this. I’m going to have steal your idea and make myself a set of these. Too cool!

-- Jeff, Charleston SC

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 06:47 PM

Hi Mike, for a first project, I think you are doing great. I don’t know if you can use the Force to help with the “Bad Guy’s” emblem. Love to see the next project.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 07:01 PM

thanks john! i have some ideas for some norse/celtic projects in the future you might like

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#7 posted 05-18-2011 08:33 PM

Can’t wait.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 05-18-2011 10:54 PM

I’ll bet this would sell well on Etsy! Very cool.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#9 posted 05-19-2011 03:12 AM

id have to figure out a way to make them faster. this took me like 3 hours to make lol

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#10 posted 05-19-2011 03:08 PM

Kudos from a fellow Star Wars geek on both on an awesome idea and an excellent execution!

Now time for a rebel insignia…

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting that order.

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#11 posted 05-20-2011 02:18 AM

What do you mean “bad guys”??? Good and Bad depends on your point of view :)

Oh, nice job too.

-- You can get more with a kind word and a 2 by 4, than you can with just a kind word.

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#12 posted 05-20-2011 05:49 AM

yeah good point. i just figured it would be easier for the one or two people that havent seen the movies to understand lol

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#13 posted 05-22-2011 03:04 AM

What do you mean a geek? This is a completely normal project to do ;)

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