|Forum topic by Woodstock||posted 08-27-2010 10:00 PM||2371 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-27-2010 10:00 PM
I searched the LJ database for any threads on permanently marking wood projects.
The general summery fell into two camps. One buy/make a wood brand. Or two use a Sharpie permanent ink marker.
I chose the pen as most of my turnings are small & round & not flat enough anywhere for even a small brand. But I ran into a problem yesterday that I thought I solved, but another problem took its place.
Sharpie on bare (sanded) wood surface bleeds. Which I had suspected would happen.
So my solution was to put down sanding sealer on the area & put 1 coat of shellac down to seal the surface. Then after the second coat was dry & lightly sanded date the piece, let the ink dry & continue with more wipe-on finish coatings. Which would seal the date made into the surface & so it would not be worn off with use if it was dated on the top surface coat.
But the Bulls -eye shellac immediately dissolved the ink the next go around. In reading the label on the shellac it says to “clean up with alcohol” which I suspect may be similar to the solvent in the Sharpie.
Any suggestions on another way to ink the date & still be able to cover-over the ink?
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".