Any old piece of molten iron can be branded on the wood, but if you want to do it well, the right tools will be of great benefit. [Wesley treat] this is created through this modular soldering iron design.
The brand tool itself is made of brass on the X-cart CNC router, using [Wesley]’s own logo. The parts are sanded after machining to remove tool marks. Then, a smaller brass warhead will be processed into figures of different years, which Wesley may want to use to confirm his project.
Instead of putting loose things together, he might as well use his own beautiful wooden handle and steel backing plate to fix the tools. The date can be removed separately from the main sign for future change. Of course, tool graphics are done in the opposite way to register correctly when burning on wood.
The tool, together with a flashlight, is used to heat brass to leave a mark on the wooden surface. The final result is reliable, if not perfect; Matching the temperature on the tool exactly is the key to obtaining the cleanest results. A closed-loop electric heating element can achieve this.
Fundamentally, this is a neat way to mark your wooden items in a hurry. We also saw a higher degree of wood combustion, such as using this CNC thermal imager. Play the video after the break.