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Project by Nitreug posted 06-19-2015 02:34 PM 1220 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To thank the organization I worked at for the past 3 years, I decided to build a plaque that will go in a new room we have. I first built a very simple plaque, then I sandblasted the logo in the wood and finally burnt it using a propane torch (like the ones used in plumbing).

The tape I used mostly protected the maple but as it burnt, it created interested shadows I didn’t expect. I left them in place as it added character. I then sanded the whole piece again with 180 grit to remove some of the excess burning. I finished the piece with a few coats of wiping varnish.

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#1 posted 06-19-2015 02:47 PM

Very nice and you are correct the “shadowing” only enhances it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 05:00 PM

Very cool, love the design. The shadowing effect looks good. It is always nice when a side effect turns into a benefit.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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