Wood Burning With a Soldering Iron

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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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