Wood Burning Tutorial

My hunny bought me this awesome tool for Christmas this year as a surprise. It is a wood-burning tool that can create all kinds of designs and patterns in different mediums. He requested a sign for the garage to put over his grill “stuff” so I figured it was a good first project to attempt with my new toy!

Here are some tips to making your own wood-burning signs:

  1. Using Silhouette Studio I designed and cut vinyl lettering to use as a template for the sign. You can buy vinyl letter stickers at a craft store to use as well if you don’t have a craft cutter of your own.

grill-central-12. Apply the vinyl lettering exactly where you want your template to be on your piece of wood, and remove the transfer tape to reveal your template.

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3. Trace the lettering/stickers with a pencil and then remove the tape to reveal your traced outline.

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4. Using different tips, you will burn into the traced outline, and add any design or shading that you desire. I used a shading tip for the letters in “central” and a basic cutting tool for the design in “GRILL”. It was a thicker piece of wood so I turned up my setting to the “red” zone for heat. Make sure to have a fan on in the room you are working in, because it can get a little fragrant!

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