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Hex Mats

The Hex Mats are a collection of placemats and coasters which will add color to any surface in your home. The mats are made using all the standard cutters that are included with Origin, meaning that you don’t need to own other tools to successfully complete the project. The Hex Mats are a perfect afternoon project for the progressing beginner and intermediate makers. You’ll create two coasters and two placemats in approximately 3 hours.

by Josh Worley


Approx. 3 hrs

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Unit System

Metric & Imperial

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About The Project

The Hex Mats will enhance your tabletop activities with eye-catching colors and subtle details. Use the placemats in combination with the coaster to create beautiful compositions, brightening up any meal. Use the coasters on their own to add decoration to your side table.

How You'll Make It

Cutting the patternCutting the pattern

Cutting the pattern

You'll use Origin's stock 1/8" cutter to create the pattern details. You'll make use of Origin's offset feature to achieve optimal cut quality.

Adding a chamferAdding a chamfer

Adding a chamfer

You'll use Origin's stock engraving bit to add subtle chamfers to the pattern.

Cutting the outer profileCutting the outer profile

Cutting the outer profile

You'll use Origin's stock 1/4" up-spiral cutter to cut out your Hex Mat using the offset feature to achieve optimal cut quality.

What you’ll learn

  • Fine finishing techniques
  • Offset cutting with Origin
  • Chamfer cutting with Origin
  • Ordering your cuts

What's Included

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25 Illustrated Steps

You’ll follow 25 beautifully illustrated instruction steps which will guide you from your first cut to your last.

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Meet the Creator

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Josh Worley

I joined up with Shaper in 2019 and act as Head of Product. I’m a Product Designer by training and have spent much of my career exploring distributing manufacturing and the democra...

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