Looking for an idea of gift for a Tim Burton fan, we thought about making some coasters based on a character from the "Nightmare before Christmas" movie.

We first prepared some drawings of the facial expression of that character. Then we loaded the design into a vector software in order to prepare for the laser cutter.

The laser cutter in action!

It took a few minutes to engrave and to cut the shape of the 3mm birch ply wood.

After removing the cut out parts like the eyes, we sanded the wood to make it smooth and clean up the laser burns.

To protect the wood while in use, we varnished the 6 coasters. Using the coasters will expose them to liquid almost regularly, so we decided to varnish them 2 times with oil based polyurethane.

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Tim Burton Coasters

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