Happy Wednesday, and apologies for the blog silence! A big commission came along and ate up most of my work time, particularly in the clean-the-workspace sense. Now that I’ve found all my tool again under the layer of sawdust, it’s time to show you what I made!
Kelsey Ball, owner of Peaks Coffee Co., recently acquired a new wholesale client and requested a custom wood burned sign to advertise her caffeinated wares. The board she supplied was made of an old pine pallet crate, perfectly matched to her company’s rustic aesthetic.
A quick hop to the store for a large format printout and I was ready to transfer the logo for burning:
This is where I discovered that pine, for all that it is soft, can be difficult to burn, especially with a rough board.
Dremel tool to the rescue! *carving montage*
Carving before burning provided the lines I was looking for and, though more time consuming, worked out nicely:
On to the quote board!
After burning out that large board, the smaller text was a breeze, and the sign was ready for delivery (the quote board will ultimately hang from the main sign):
I am very clearly a faster worker when it comes to clay, but wood burning is very satisfying in its own right. Now, how to combine the two…