Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pattern transfer method by Chad Bridges.

The video below is by Chad Bridges. Chad sent me this video so I could see the method that he uses to transfer patterns onto wood. Apparently this is a common method of transfer in the pyrography world. I have never used this technique but it looked interesting so I thought I would share it with all of you. It does have a requirements that many of you may not have. The technique only works on patterns printed from a laser printer. Inkjet printers will not work. it should also work on patterns that you have copied on a copier.

Another issue is the use of a chemical. I know many of you would like to reduce the number of chemicals in your workshop. The name of this particular chemical is Xylene. Like most chemicals this one can be used safely as long as you follow the directions on the can. Just make sure you read those directions before you get started.

I don't personally think this would be my go to method for pattern transfer but it is interesting and I think it has its place.

In this video chad also shows his technique for stack cutting which many of you might find interesting. The video is pretty long so get comfortable and watch what Chad has to offer.

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