Step 1: Materials
- blowtorch or other heat source
- sign wood
- piece of thicker bar stock
- brick with holes or coffee can forge.
Keep in mind, these are the things I used, so any variations will probably work.
For the wood, I suggest a solid piece, not plywood or particle board.
Step 2: Draw Pattern, Cut, and First Burn
Once you have drawn your sign, do any desired shape changes or finishing on the edges of the wood. I wanted to leave mine looking a little rough, so I didn't finish the edges.
To give it a more "antique" look, I took the blowtorch and LIGHTLY went over it. Careful not to burn it too bad.
Step 3: The Heat Source
A blowtorch and a brick was enough to get it low red heat: the ideal temperature. Any number of heat sources can do this. Oxy acetylene torch, coffee can or gas forge, coal forge etc... I'M SURE IT WOULD WORK GREAT WITH A VERSAFLAME BUTANE TORCH.
Step 4: Beginning Burning
Step 5: Keep Going... and Done.
I am going to drill some hooks into the top and hang it by some chains over my forge. I also put a clear coat on it so that it does not wear away.
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