I wanted to decorate a blanket chest and I was deciding between inlays and woodburning.
I decided for woodburning for 2 reasons:
-I wanted to try it.
-I could sand it off I messed it up.
I Watched few yutube videos And read a bit to get familiar with the process.
After practicing few line with my electronic solderig iron, I set to a craft store and bought a burning iron that was cheap ($16) and had several tips bundled with it.
I started with a practice run on the same wood as the chest (ash) and slapped on a thick coat of finish just to see how it would look.
I was concerned since I was going to use poly with pecan (poly mixed with stain).
I experimented a little with the color I wanted and the color that was close enough but not too opaque where the burning won’t be visible.
I enjoyed doing it. I am pretty sure I barely touched the surface of woodburning.
I have seen some impressive burning project right here on LJ.
Any remarks /tips always welcomed.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA