how to burn letters into wood

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  • Can you burn letters on wood?

  • Burning letters onto wood can be a great way to add a decorative touch to any wood surface. It is also a good way to mark an item so people know it’s yours. If you want to burn letters into wood prepare your surface, find the right tools, and get your design ready.

  • How do you design on wood before burning it?

  • Sand off any coatings that are on the surface you will be wood burning. Burning through paint or stain can create a lot of toxic smoke that is not good to breathe in. Use a template or draw the letters freehand on the wood. The easiest way to get your design onto your wood is to draw it right on with a pencil.

  • What makes burning letters so easy?

  • This is THE step that makes burning letters so easy. You can burn and font, sign or piece you want by creating the digital file. You can use any software of your choosing that lets you layout words. I like to use photoshop. When I open a new file, I set the dimensions that match my canvas. That way, my fonts and graphics are to scale of the canvas.

  • What kind of canvas do you use to burn letters?

  • Any wood canvas will work for burning letters. Pick out your favorite wood, get the dimensions and let鈥檚 move onto the template. The first thing I do when I get a new canvas is decide what to burn on it.

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