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Slate Coasters & Bottle Openers engraved with your City Map - Raise a Glass to Your Hometown!
Slate Coasters & Bottle Openers engraved with your City Map - Raise a Glass to Your Hometown!
Slate Coasters & Bottle Openers engraved with your City Map - Raise a Glass to Your Hometown!
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Jeff and Ted love maps, traveling, and a good craft beer. They recently met in their hometown of Tucson for a beer. After some good conversation, they wondered, how great would it be to create something that combined those passions? A couple nights later the words city slate popped into Jeff's head. 

With the help of Ted Grajeda, a talented digital designer/developer, we are now bringing that vision to you.

The process consists of downloading and manipulating open source street data and then etching the maps on coasters or a stainless steel bottle opener to create a unique, handmade, one of a kind product.

We currently use Techshop to create our coasters and openers. We have access to a high-end laser machine which is great but it possesses challenges for future growth. With your backing, you'll help carve a path to allow us to invest in a laser machine of our own to produce even more hometowns or favorite places from around the world.

Raise a Glass to Your Hometown

Each one of our coasters is unique and the stone will have slight imperfections to give it that great natural look. The coasters average just under 4 inches by 4 inches and are 1/8 - 1/4 inches tall. The backs have a small pad in every corner for stability.

After the etching process, the coasters are cleaned and stained. They are then wrapped with hemp cord, adorned with a custom city tag and it's ready to go. Cheers to your hometown!

SINGLE STYLE
One set of four coasters, all in the same city you select.


** Special Edition - Officially Licensed **

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TILED STYLE  
Four coasters puzzled together to create one large city map.

 

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A Little Help From Home

Made from stainless steel, these openers are strong, light, durable and will last for years. Consider them for a creative gift, stocking stuffer or souvenir. The round opening is perfect to give it a twirl with your finger or to use to hang the opener. The other opening helps crack open a cold one. They measure 7 inches in length.

** Special Edition - Officially Licensed **

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 Shout Outs

A big thanks to our friends at Pueblo Vida Brewing for letting us use their space for the video.

Music in video:
"Life of Riley" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

The only real risk is if a laser machine breaks down. Not to worry, the techs are on it and usually have the machine up and running in no time if such an event occurs. Plus, there are a total of 3 machines so we'll have access to others if needed.

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    Stainless steel bottle opener.

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    Stainless steel bottle opener - SPECIAL EDITION:

    Calling all Wildcat fans!

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    Set of 4 slate coasters - *SINGLE STYLE*

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    Set of 4 slate coasters - *SINGLE STYLE*

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