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Today I will show you how to burn the letters of a CNC engraved wooden sign.

Step 1: Materials

Materials needed:

Lighter
Wood
Sander

Step 2: Burning Wood

Effectively burning your wood can be challenging.The best way I found to burn the wood is to hold the wood upside down. Light the lighter and hold the flame about 2 - 3 inches away from board. This makes a nice dark char on the wood.

Step 3: Sanding Wood

This step is optional. The unsanded wood looks cool but I want to clean up the burn marks from the outside of the letters.

I used a drywall sander with 60 grit sanding pads.

Step 4: All Done!

This is a simple and effective way to darken the letters of a CNC design without painting. Hope you like the idea!
<p>Very cool! Nice effect.</p>
<p>This is a really cool idea!</p>

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