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Project by brianadams posted 246 days ago 541 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My buddy gave me a call requesting a Christmas present for his dad, a big Rams fan. He wanted a big logo, the phrase “The greatest show on turf” and “Love Dakota 2013” incorporated, as well as a set of four coasters honoring the four greats; Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, and Tory Holt. I found and edited the jerseys online and added the names and numbers to make them look authentic, as well as found a really cool font for the words on the table that appear to be all in a Friday Night Lights image.

All in all, I’m super happy with how it turned out, and so was he. I’m anxious to hear how the dad reacted when he saw it :)

I have more pictures on the transfer method if anyone wishes to see them with a little description on how, please comment and I’d be happy to share. It’s a really cool process that I’m kinda going crazy about with all of my latest projects.

Now all I need is a Seahawks table for myself ;)

The table is all oak, and I’m not exactly sure the type of wood that the coasters are… I put a coat of varathane initially and then a few coats of spray lacquer to give it a nice smooth to the touch surface along with a nice sheen to it.

Please comment and leave good/bad feedback or any thoughts at all :) Thanks! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com





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MRue

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#1 posted 246 days ago

Go Seahawks!!!

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James Alberding

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#2 posted 246 days ago

Verry cool! I have a seahawks table I’ll sell to you, Im going to have to build a Superbowl edition anyway :)

Did you use a heat transfer? Or did you use a matt medium?

I made this project (i havent posted it yet) for my grandmothers christmas gift. I used a heat transfer for the photo and a wood burner on the rest. Im happy with it as my first wood burning attempt.

My grandma cried, hope yours got the same reaction :) your transfers look GREAT!

-- measure once, cut twice...

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brianadams

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#3 posted 246 days ago

Thanks fellas!

James, thats actually really cool! How hard was the woodburning? Looks like a perfect trace of rope and anchor, but Im sure it wasn’t as easy as you make it look.

I’ve actually been using a different method for the transfers. For me at least, it’s worked just as well and is 100x easier and quicker. All you need is lacquer thinner and a laserjet printer.


So, just start with the blank piece…


I use paint program to make the final image edits with, add texts, etc… AND flip the image….


Place the images face down, so when they transfer theyre correctly oriented. Then get a paper towel and dip it in some lacquer thinner, and spread it along the back of the paper. I usually apply it pretty heavy, and it dries up in minutes. Then before I start peeling the paper off, I wipe the back once more and pull off while its still wet. (that seems to get the darkest and cleanest transfer)


and vuala!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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brianadams

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#4 posted 246 days ago

I’m really anxious to try this method with color. I just recently bought a laserjet printer for around $100, but it is only monochrome. The color ones were a lot more expensive. I figure I can go to a FedEx Office/Kinkos to give color a try sometime.

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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James Alberding

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#5 posted 246 days ago

Thank you! I’m going to give your method a shot. I tried the matt medium stuff first and forgot to squeeze the excess and air bubbles out and had to remove the first transfer with a razor blade. I re-did the transfer with just a hot clothes iron and the laser printer copy but i pitted the wood and it made it dificult to get it as solid as it is.

The wood burning was a little tricky. I drew everything on tracing paper. So I drew the anchor the way I wanted. And the rope, then folded the paper in half abd drew the mirror image for the other side. But to get the “knot” at the top I had to erase and draw that over and make it all connect. Every time I look at it I see more things i could have fixed on the rope, it will test your patience. After I had everything drawn the way I wanted I transfered it to the wood by just rubbing the back side of it with a something hard so the pencil transferred to the wood. then I started going over it with the wood burner.

I bought the 12.00 burner with a couple basic tips. Now that I have done a couple projects i want to get a better one with better tips that will make burning cleaner lines easier. The wood grains can get tricky when you want a smooth curved line and once you burn into it, you cant really erase it.

-- measure once, cut twice...

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brianadams

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#6 posted 246 days ago

Yeah definitely give it a shot! The one time I tried with mod podge in that way it was a lotta work. It turned out well but glad I found an easier alternative for sure.

Very nice. It’s always easy to spot mistakes and improvements when you’ve been the one making it lol. From my POV thought it looks great. Good work!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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James Alberding

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#7 posted 245 days ago

Thank you! Yours ls awesome too!

-- measure once, cut twice...

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 244 days ago

Real cool, Brian!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 237 days ago

You both did excellent jobs! I have used the lazerjet method for making patterens for scroll saw projects and it works very nice. Will have to try putting a picture on and covering it like you did. Looks great and like the idea. I make a lot of scroll saw plaques with messages on them and cut all the very samml lettering out but now I make my own decal lettering and it sure savestime and looks good. I have posted some of the decal plaques with sroll sawing in them on Lumberjocks if yiu want to see look up my posted porjects. Thanks again for some new ideas and keep up the good work.

-- Steve, Sarasota, FL

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brianadams

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#10 posted 236 days ago

Thanks Jim, and thanks Steve! Im gonna take a look at your projects now :)

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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