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I got impatient waiting for my wood burner to arrive, so I used a magnifying glass.  I may go over again with the wood burner at some point to make it stand out a bit better and to stylize it.

Time-lapse of a bit of the burning:
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I made a sign for The Library! These are progress pictures I took before oiling the sign!







This is a picture of me oiling the sign! I used raw linseed oil to oil the sign!



This is a picture of the sign after I screwed it into place above the doorway!

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I made a sign yesterday!  I used some scrap cedar decking (5 1/4" wide by 20" long) and burned it with a soldering iron.  I'm not sure what you're supposed to use but that took forever.

We're naming our gates after the plants nearby.  So this is for Apricot Gate.  Which is also the entrance to our food forest.
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Chunk I used is at the top right of the photo
Chunk I used is at the top right of the photo
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Am I done yet? no
Am I done yet? no
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Oiling with linseed oil (this is easier if you do it before hanging)
Oiling with linseed oil (this is easier if you do it before hanging)
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Installed
Installed
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Question:

I was wondering if I used a router and a torch if it would still count for this BB? As an example, I made a sign of the community "Brand a location" BB below:



If I were to make a sign in the same manner with the proper dimensions, and finish it with oil, would it count for the BB or do you need to use I proper wood burner?
 
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Per the specs as I read them, that would count just fine!
 
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Spider Hut needed a sign. Luckily enough, there's some abandoned lumber behind it. Talk about convenience!

I'm very new at this, and I wanted to make sure the sign would be legible from the fence... 40' or so. So I cut the letters into the wood first, then burned the edges of the letters (and the hairs on the spider).

My cheap-but-not wood burner fell apart as I was using it. User error is not out of the question, I was probably too heavy handed with it.
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Stencil with pencil
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Tung, not tongue. Eww.
Tung, not tongue. Eww.
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Trust the sign, it really is full of spiders.
Trust the sign, it really is full of spiders.
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The brave little wood burner
The brave little wood burner
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Been waiting to post this one...

I made a sign for my Sister's garden for her birthday!

Prepping the wood and design


My "wood burning tool"


Safety third!


Starting the burning process. You can see the router in the background I used to carve out the letters.


Sanding


Linseed Oil Coating #1 of 2


Picture of the sign up in my Sister's garden :)


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I've used an alternate way to burn letters for a sign. A small Fresnel lens from the dollar store. You do need sun to make it work.
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Fresnel letter burning with the sun
Fresnel letter burning with the sun
 
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I haven't done the woodburning since middleschool.  This sign looked pretty good until I oiled it.  Then it brought out the grain.  Ironically I had carefully burned in a wavy lines pattern to set off the letters, but when I oiled it, that was rendered moot.



Watching my hard earned wavy lines render moot.



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