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Forum topic by Chsalas posted 01-10-2018 01:26 AM 601 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chsalas

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01-10-2018 01:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing

So I’m making a couple of cutting boards for a few relitives. When I make items I put my name on it with a heat brand (i got it from rockler). In my haste, I started oiling the boards and I forgot to brand them. Is it too late or can I still brand them with the oil on them. Or will I set the board on fire? Any thoughts?

Thanks in advanced,

charlie.

-- I make the best sawdust!


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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-10-2018 01:48 AM

take a sample of the same wood as your cutting boards
apply the same finish as your cutting boards
heat up your branding iron and give it a test burn – then you will know.

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-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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#2 posted 01-10-2018 02:03 AM

Burn it.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 01-10-2018 02:12 AM

yep, i’ve done the same thing, might leave a little darker area, but it worked, mine is a simple 1’’ round with three letters.
good luck, thats what sanders are for. lol
Rj

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#4 posted 01-10-2018 04:05 AM

No worries mate, it’s going to work out just fine..Oiled boards aren’t going to fire up.. But if your worried sand away at your branding area,,brand and then re-oil.

-- PaGeorge

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#5 posted 01-10-2018 05:44 AM

I did have one blow up when I accidentally soaked it in lacquer thinned to dissolve the oil.

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#6 posted 01-10-2018 06:28 AM

+1 burn that board.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#7 posted 01-10-2018 08:55 AM

Thank you, I will brand it today. I was just worried that the whole thing would go up in flames. Much thanks guys.

-- I make the best sawdust!

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