Step 1: Supplies
A power drill
A hand router
A sander or sandpaper(not too coarse!)
WOOD (I used a piece of cherry that I had laying around.)
The size depends,on what your want to say.
Step 2: Engrave
If your doing this by hand just remember to take your time.
Practice on a scrap piece of wood. Don't worry if you mess up. Just be patient.
Step 3: Torch It!
DON'T BURN YOURSELF!!!!
Carefully take your torch and begin going over your board with it. Don't stay on one area to long. If you do your turn the wood into charcoal! Don't get to close to your letters. They need to stay fairly white. But its okay to get the edges.
REMEMBER: The tip of the blue flame is the hottest point. That's were you want to hit the board with.
Step 4: Sand It
If you sand down enough you will still have the brown look and still be able to see the grain of the wood.
Step 5: Final Touches
Also, I took and put my initials on the back and put the date down that I made it. This is handy so that later on you can look back and see when you made it.
Step 6: Others
Don't give up, don't give in.
Comments, questions, advise, ideas, please let me know!