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Forum topic by wmgworks posted 12-04-2015 04:29 PM 567 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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wmgworks

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12-04-2015 04:29 PM

Not sure if this has been posted before but I tried it out, thought it was really cool and decided to share it. I picked this up from Steve Ramsey

If you print an image onto an empty sheet of labels you can transfer it to a piece of wood by simply rubbing it on. You have to use an inkjet printer to do it. Also you need to flip the image so the text is reversed (think of it like a mirror). Then just lay it on the wood and rub it on

-- Butchering wood since 2015


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#1 posted 12-04-2015 04:37 PM

Thanks for the tip,but Steve may have gotten the idea from here since it’s been posted before. Steves a cool guy.

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 04:43 PM



Thanks for the tip,but Steve may have gotten the idea from here since it s been posted before. Steves a cool guy.

- a1Jim

Jim,

You’re probably right. He talks a lot about learning tons of stuff here. I was pretty sure this has been seen before, but figured there might be a lot of new guys on here like me who hadn’t seen it yet.

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 04:46 PM

Nothing wrong with sharing it again it won’t be the first time we have had more than one post about the same technique.

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 04:47 PM

If You don’t have inkjet but You do have color laser. You can also laser print it fliped and iron it on wood.

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 04:51 PM



If You don t have inkjet but You do have color laser. You can also laser print it fliped and iron it on wood.

- Slemi

Yeah I’ve seen a few people do that, too. Except they used a wood burner for the heat source and standard copy paper.

I’m pretty sure the inkjet technique would work on wax paper as well, but am a little leery to run it through my printer

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 05:38 PM

I use this technique for transfering images on wood for chip carving. Works very good. I’va attached an image left side. Hope it works.!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nyuh3d3.jpg!

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#7 posted 12-04-2015 06:27 PM

If You don t have inkjet but You do have color laser. You can also laser print it fliped and iron it on wood.
- Slemi

Yeah I ve seen a few people do that, too. Except they used a wood burner for the heat source and standard copy paper.
- wmgworks

That’s what I’ve been doing lately… print out the image (reversed) on a laserjet and then transfer with heat… although I just use a regular soldering iron. Nothing fancy, just one of those cheap pencil types you can usually find for a buck or so at a garage sale if you don’t already have one laying around the house. The tips are removable, so I just took an appropriate sized screw (IIRC, a #8-32) and ground the head flat.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#8 posted 12-04-2015 07:32 PM



I use this technique for transfering images on wood for chip carving. Works very good. I va attached an image left side. Hope it works.!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/nyuh3d3.jpg!

- Slemi

I definitely see this technique as a way of transferring patters and not just for transferring pictures

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#9 posted 12-04-2015 07:34 PM


That s what I ve been doing lately… print out the image (reversed) on a laserjet and then transfer with heat… although I just use a regular soldering iron. Nothing fancy, just one of those cheap pencil types you can usually find for a buck or so at a garage sale if you don t already have one laying around the house. The tips are removable, so I just took an appropriate sized screw (IIRC, a #8-32) and ground the head flat.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Thanks for sharing your technique, Brad. Glad to hear there are other ways besides a wood burner.

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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