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Trunks293 of 2570M.M. Secor Northwestern Trunk & Traveling Bag Manufactory trunkRomadka Trunk (Western Star) circa 1886 refinished
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Let me first say that burning is tedious, time consuming it teaches you patience.So basically, I’m copying what was tooled into the leather originally on the trunk.Give or take a few lines. I use a hand burning kit that cost around $25. I really only use one or two tips that I like.
    It requires sanding the wood completely first with the grain. Then drawing in pencil what ever you wish to burn. A ruler is helpful. There are light burns and heavy burns. The harder you press & and the longer you keep it there the deeper the burn. It is unforgiving, and quite permanent. It adds depth, & texture immediately to the wood surface. No such thing as an eraser so be careful for those wishing to give it a try. Periodically clean the brass burning tip with sandpaper or steel wool. A small metal straight edge can at times be helpful to guide the burner or just freehand it.The most important thing is doing it outside or a well ventilated area with a good sized fan on you taking the smoke away.
    One thing that I have found is that stain doesn’t really travel through the burned surface. Especially gel stain. This allows me to use an artist brush to add different coloring effects etc. I used a 1/4 artist brush with both the the stains ,shellac and painted surfaces.
    So much luck to those that would give it a try.
    Get good on a piece of scrap wood first.

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      It’s absolutely stunning!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      This is over the top amazing! You truly must have a lot of patience. Your artistic skills are out of this world Drill!!
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      GREAT JOB!!!
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      What patience !
    5. BigD338 BigD338, 2 years ago
      Thanks for sharing Drill! That’s a lot of time spent making each and every square look amazing!
    6. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      Thanks for all the kind words. It really is just something that I enjoy doing. Incidentally , When I finally complete this trunk, I’m giving it away to one of my Drill Sgts. that served in Afghanistan.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Hey, what about me ? I've served in Jamaica, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Belize, Key West etc.. LOL ! Very loyal of you. He will luv it !
    8. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      I Had to add an old picture of Romadka Brothers storefront that I misplaced. Finally found it.
    9. bjb5859 bjb5859, 2 years ago
      Very Cool Picture Drill!!!
    10. KathyKay, 1 year ago
      Beautiful work - it looks amazing.

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