Decorative inlays inlay kits

The Ice Cream Coaster Center / Ornament Inlay Template

The CrafterEZ inlay kit Used With the Cupcake Inlay Kit

Cupcake Template: $14.99

Shipping:    $7.50

 

  With the CrafterEZ kit and the Ice Cream Cone Center kit you can build a coaster with a Ice Cream Cone  in the center, or you can create an Ice Cream Cone ornament.

 

The CrafterEZ and Ice Cream Cone kit share alignment marks so you can perfectly center your design without any measuring!

Select the Materials

For this build  I decided to build an ornament instead of a coaster.  The only difference is if I was building a coaster I'd use the CrafterEZ kit to mark the Base material instead of the Cutout shape on the Ice Cream Cone template.

Yellow Heart was selected as the base material, Brazilian Cherry for the cone, and Maple for the ice cream.

 

Using the Cutout shape on the Ice Cream Cone template draw the outline  of the ice cream cone and the alignment marks on the Yellow Heart Base Material.  The picture above was created by aligning the L1 and L2 shapes with the alignment marks and drawing their shapes on the Base Material.

 

Using the L1 shape on the template draw the outline of the cone on the Brazilian Cherry and using the L2 shape of the template draw the ice cream on the Maple.   Alignment marks are not relevant for cutting out these inlays.

 

After selecting and marking the materials, prepare them by affixing them to a backing material.  See the Prepare Materials tutorial for more information.

Cut Out the Inlays

Using the Ice Cream Cone template cut out the inlays using the Cutting Inlays Procedure.

Cut Out the Cone Void

Align the Ice Cream Cone template, pattern L1, to the Base material using the alignment marks. Using double sided tape, affix the template to the base material and cut out the void using the Cutting Voids procedure.

Assemble the Body into the Void

Assemble the cone body into the void using the Fit portion of the Fit and Finish procedure.

 

Cut Out the Ice Cream Void

Align the Ice Cream Cone template,  pattern L2, to the Base Material using the alignment marks. Using double sided tape, affix the Cupcake template to the base material and cut out the void using the Cutting Voids procedure.

Assemble the Ice Cream into the Void

Assemble the Ice Cream into the void using the Fit portion of the Fit and Finish procedure.

Cut Out the Ornament and Apply Finish

Using the alignment marks position the Cutout shape of the Ice Cream Cone template and tape the template into place.  Then cut out the ornament using the Cutting Inlays procedure.

 

If you're building a coaster, use the Alignment Marks, tape the CrafterEZ template into place over the assembled inlay.  Then cut out the coaster using the Cutting Inlays procedure.

Cut Out the Ornament and Apply Finish

Sand and finish the coasters using the Fit and Finish procedures.  We recommend using several coats of some type of poly urethane coating with UV protection on your coasters.  The poly coating will help protect the coasters while the UV protection will help the woods maintain their color.   All woods tend to change color over time, UV protection drastically slows this process down.