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    Transferring an Image from Paper to Wood

    Stumbled across this and figured I'd share it here...

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Imag...Wood/?ALLSTEPS
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    That's very cool! I'd been wondering how to get an image onto wood, other than drawing it on by hand or stenciling. And I always have parchement paper on hand because I use it when I am baking bread. It's the solution to all my sticking problems.
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    Hmmm, so a photo of some nice walnut burl on a piece of pine and......
    Joking aside, nice tip
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    Thats an excellent idea and method. Jay u could add colored frogs to your canjos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Thats an excellent idea and method. Jay u could add colored frogs to your canjos.

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    All ready done Rob but the Laser looks better.
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    Neat. Will have to use it.
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    Steve Ramsey had a video on doing this on his website, "Woodworking For Mere Mortals". It worked pretty good in the video.
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    I've done this before and it works really well.

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    I can see where this would work for leather crafting. When you do tooling on the leather the first thing needed is to transfer the image to be tooled onto the leather then you tool of carve away what needed to make the image part of the leather. I was taught to get the image onto the transfer plastic by tracing it then using a round tipped tool make an impression on the leather by tracing over the image. this would simplify the whole process. I been thinking about posting a few tutorial on leather crafting (I have been doing leather crafting since I had to quit working with wood). hmmm look for an up coming post.
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    This tip seems to be of better value than I thought when I first read it. The next day I went to Hobby Lobby to see what the had in the way of transfer papers. Woodya belive it ......they don't carry any. This tip might turn out to be a necessity in your shop. Good post. Sticky maybe?
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