Introduction: Make It - Cheap Promo Magnets
Scrap wood magnets made out of Walnut and Maple, coated in West Epoxy.
Any wood can be used as long as its smooth and the ink contrasts enough to be seen. I printed off a mirrored version of my logo on my laser printer and transferred it over to the wood blanks by soaking the paper with Lacquer Thinner and pressing the paper into the wood. It's very easy, but it takes a little practice so expect to make some mistakes. I then coated the front with west epoxy to give it a nice feel and a magnified look. I used a propane torch to remove the bubbles from the epoxy. The magnets had an adhesive back and I used a heat gun to warm them up so they stick better.
Links Titebond Glue - http://amzn.to/1TmiBAs
West Epoxy - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I
Propane Torch - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I
Self Adhesive Magnet - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I
Laser Printer - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I
Lacquer Thinner - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I
Heat Gun - http://amzn.to/1WHhd0I