Introduction: Wood Burning With a Soldering Iron
A simple way to draw on wood.
Step 1: You Will Need:
A soldering iron
Sandpaper (Not too rough but not too smooth either)
A block of unvarnished wood, if it is varnished it will burst into flames when the iron touches it.
Wood or nail varnish
A pen that uses water based ink, not a ballpoint, but a fountain or rollerball will do.
Step 2: Draw the Design You Want on the Wood (pen)
I drew the building block brand name and a shrub.
Step 3: Heat Up the Iron
Heat it until it leaves a brown mark on the wood.
You can't draw like a pen. You have to make dots.
Don't worry about the ink, it just burns up.
Step 4: Sanding and Varnishing
Sand the block until all excess ink gets rubbed off.
When that's done you can varnish it. this prevents dirt from sticking to it.
NOTE: ONCE VARNISHED, YOU CANNOT BURN IT MORE. IF YOU DO IT WILL BURST INTO FLAMES.
Step 5: Great Job!
You made a patterned block of wood!
Have fun making a few more, just be careful.
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