Don’t ask me where I got this crazy idea to wood burn the South Bay Church logo onto a California shaped cutting board. That is random at its finest! But we have some very good friends who were here with us in the trenches at South Bay from almost the very beginning and they were moving away! I had to do something special.
I have never used a wood burner before, and didn’t even know you could do it so easily. I thought I’d have to take it to a shop or something. But David did it as a kid and said he could get me one to borrow. Thanks to our good friend John Mark for lending it to us!
So here are some pics of the project. I grabbed a big chunk of firewood for my test . . . and quickly learned that this think worked just like a glue gun! You just plug it in, wait til it gets hot, and go for it! Addicting!
To draw the shape of the logo on the wood, I would have preferred to use carbon paper but I didn’t have any, so I just scribbled really dark on the back of the paper and traced the outlines of the logo directly onto the wood. Then I just started burning! Really didn’t expect it to be that great, but I was thrilled that it would be personal and I knew they would love it even if I messed up a little on it.
It came out pretty good! I can’t wait to make another project. I told David I would like a wood burner for my birthday or something soon! We will miss you Laura and Brad! Think of me when you cut your (very small) veggies!