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Mark Koenig
07-09-2007, 9:55 AM
Anyone have a coaster caddy file for 4.25x4.25 Laser tiles they would like to share... Thanks Mark...

Lee DeRaud
07-09-2007, 11:01 AM
Are you looking for something like this (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=28221) (right-hand picture)? That one is for 4", but no sweat to scale up...

Carol VanArnam
07-09-2007, 12:13 PM
Lee how did you make the coasters..... (ps- they look great!)

Lee DeRaud
07-09-2007, 12:32 PM
Lee how did you make the coasters..... (ps- they look great!)Thanks. They're pretty much what they look like. Face is 1/8" walnut and maple, cut on the laser and glued to a 1/8" MDF backer. Edges get trued and rounded on the router table, couple coats of Arm-R-Seal for a finish, and self-stick cork on the back.

The holder is 1/8" maple. I've got a VBA program (look here (http://www.shaddysengraving.com/laser/HTML/fingerbox.html)) that lays out the pieces for a cube with box-joint edges...just cut the four sides at the right height and add the thumb notch.

Mark Koenig
07-09-2007, 2:15 PM
Are you looking for something like this (http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=28221) (right-hand picture)? That one is for 4", but no sweat to scale up...

That is exactly what I was looking for!!!

Downloaded the Macro at it's cool as heck... I'll have my coaster caddy's later tonight... What a time saver!!!

Thanks for the great technique Lee...

Bob Keyes
07-09-2007, 8:02 PM
Thanks. They're pretty much what they look like. Face is 1/8" walnut and maple, cut on the laser and glued to a 1/8" MDF backer. Edges get trued and rounded on the router table, couple coats of Arm-R-Seal for a finish, and self-stick cork on the back.

The holder is 1/8" maple. I've got a VBA program (look here (http://www.shaddysengraving.com/laser/HTML/fingerbox.html)) that lays out the pieces for a cube with box-joint edges...just cut the four sides at the right height and add the thumb notch.
Lee,

Thanks a lot for the program. It runs fine on X3. I will get a lot of use out of it.

Thad Nickoley
07-14-2007, 12:23 AM
well, I just cant get it to work. I'm sure that I am doing something wrong. I have x13 but Correl says that it is not importable using the selected filter, or the format is unsupported. Any ideas on what i'm missing?

Mike Null
07-14-2007, 1:07 AM
Thad
When you download this file it has to go into the gms file within X3. You'll need to open your program files, find X3, open the Corel folder then the GMS folder and save the download to this folder.

You can then access it from X3 by going to tools, Visual Basic, then just follow the windows from there.

Lee DeRaud
07-14-2007, 2:40 AM
What Mike said, plus a small dose of RTFM: the link in post #4 of this thread tells you where to find rather detailed information on the what/why/where/how of GMS files.

Thad Nickoley
07-14-2007, 3:02 AM
C:\Program Files\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 13\Draw\GMS

This is where I have it. But I cant seem to figure it out.

I guess I need to leard about macros. I'm not to computer literate. The box looks like fun to make but I dont get what to do with the 'box option' menue that comes up.

I will keep messing around with it. Thanks for your help getting it where it was suposed to be.

Thad Nickoley
07-14-2007, 3:18 AM
GOT IT!!

I had to click on new drawing.

I learned 2 things tonight I am also a wiz at rounding corners on a rectangle

Thanks to all!!!