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    Question Propane Branding Iron tips?

    Just wondering if anyone has any tips on using one of those branding irons that you heat up with a propane torch?

    I.e. How long do you heat it up, how close to out put the flame to it? Just got one and haven't had a chance to use it yet and was hoping I could cut out some of the trial and error

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    I put the flame directly on mine and always to a test piece to be sure it is hot enough.
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    OH no Brent is going to sign his shop cabinets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    OH no Brent is going to sign his shop cabinets
    Gotta brand something!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Gotta brand something!
    Sharon duck and run...........................
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Tell me you didn't get a big P for pirate.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Nah, got a big B for Bubba....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Sharon duck and run...........................
    Just saw this post. No way I'm going on vacation with him now. Maybe the dogs need to worry I'm staying home with the non-existent cats

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    i take and heat it up with the flame right on on it and around the back side too.. mine is made of magnesium and i use mapp gas which is hotter than propane.. some woods burn faster than other brent and you need a flat and firm pressure to do it right then sand it afterwards to clean it up .. the last one io done wasnt hot enough i had burned some chocolate real bad the time before that and so i was gun shy and this time it didnt get real good brand but got enough to pass
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    Just a little gun shy cause the direction say if you heat it too much you can melt it

    Guess I'll just put the torch to it for 30 seconds or so and work my way up from there.

    Just wondering how do you know if it's hot enough?

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