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I've been wanting to incorporate epoxy resin to a project, so I figured epoxy coasters would be a good place to start. Wanting to add a little flare, I decided to make hexagon coasters, using a hexagon cutting jig I made a while back (you can see the hexagon jig video here).

To make the coasters, I first made molds out of melamine that I covered in sheathing tape and caulked the inside seams. I cut some strips of wood that I placed in the mold, leaving space for epoxy that I poured in to fill the voids.

Here are the variations I tried out: 1. Walnut and white epoxy, 2. Maple and blue epoxy, 3. All wood, 4. All epoxy: silver & gold (that one turned out looking like a painting from Van Gogh).

Once the blanks had dried I ran them through the planer to get them perfectly flat and then used my hexagon cutting jig to cut out the coasters.

For more details on the hexagon coaster making process you can watch the build video HERE.

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Very creative designs.

One comment. My wife complains that "flat" coasters tend to "stick" to glasses that have condensation on them. The water forms a seal between the bottom of the glass and the coaster and the when you pick up the glass the coaster comes with it. So I try to introduce some sort of vacuum or air break in the bottom of the coaster…Just a shallow grove works.
 

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Beautiful coasters!!

Jim
 
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