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Filthy

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Is that when you burn the wood using a microwave transformer to get the "lightning" effect? If so, I saw a vid on that a while back, very cool. Please post pics of the results you are getting.
i've just been watching videos, thinking of doing it for a tabletop in the RV.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuobNSD5VAY


this guy has tedious videos, but you get the idea. I'd be doing it on plywood, then filling the burns with colored epoxy and a clear epoxy over everything. It's still in the thinkin stage. But I've seen other people do stuff with epoxy in a syringe, I think that'd be a better solution.
 
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ThatOneDude

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i've just been watching videos, thinking of doing it for a tabletop in the RV.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuobNSD5VAY


this guy has tedious videos, but you get the idea. I'd be doing it on plywood, then filling the burns with colored epoxy and a clear epoxy over everything. It's still in the thinkin stage. But I've seen other people do stuff with epoxy in a syringe, I think that'd be a better solution.
Simpleman @Simpleman school this homie up
 

Inside Job

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i've just been watching videos, thinking of doing it for a tabletop in the RV.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuobNSD5VAY


this guy has tedious videos, but you get the idea. I'd be doing it on plywood, then filling the burns with colored epoxy and a clear epoxy over everything. It's still in the thinkin stage. But I've seen other people do stuff with epoxy in a syringe, I think that'd be a better solution.
I don't think it would look as good with plywood

Not sure the burns would have that same pattern

very cool though, good luck
 

Filthy

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I don't think it would look as good with plywood

Not sure the burns would have that same pattern

very cool though, good luck
it would be on high quality hardwood...I think birch plywood as even layer thickness, IIRC. But it'd be a good excuse to get a vac-bag and make my own laminate know-what-im-sayin.
 

Inside Job

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it would be on high quality hardwood...I think birch plywood as even layer thickness, IIRC. But it'd be a good excuse to get a vac-bag and make my own laminate know-what-im-sayin.
That sounds good, I don't know anything about high quality plywood

I wonder if the glue/binder would ignite? be careful
 

Filthy

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That sounds good, I don't know anything about high quality plywood

I wonder if the glue/binder would ignite? be careful
i worked with High Voltage transformers and power supplies in the USAF (high power amps and satellite antenna motors), and I was a bit of a Tesla hobbyist when I was doing my Physics degree.

i'm in awe that 'fractal wood burning' as it's practiced on YouTube isn't a charred stack of burned and disfigured bodies.

people are fucking morons. No interlocks, no shields, no HV cables, nails for electrodes, used transformers from microwave ovens...Natural Selection just hasn't been paying attention, I guess.
 

ThatOneDude

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i worked with High Voltage transformers and power supplies in the USAF (high power amps and satellite antenna motors), and I was a bit of a Tesla hobbyist when I was doing my Physics degree.

i'm in awe that 'fractal wood burning' as it's practiced on YouTube isn't a charred stack of burned and disfigured bodies.

people are fucking morons. No interlocks, no shields, no HV cables, nails for electrodes, used transformers from microwave ovens...Natural Selection just hasn't been paying attention, I guess.
Or the chair force is just super up tight and "safe".
 

Banjaxo

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i worked with High Voltage transformers and power supplies in the USAF (high power amps and satellite antenna motors), and I was a bit of a Tesla hobbyist when I was doing my Physics degree.

i'm in awe that 'fractal wood burning' as it's practiced on YouTube isn't a charred stack of burned and disfigured bodies.

people are fucking morons. No interlocks, no shields, no HV cables, nails for electrodes, used transformers from microwave ovens...Natural Selection just hasn't been paying attention, I guess.
Well the ones that incinerate themselves don't upload the video afterwards, maybe those videos that are uploaded represent the surviving 10%?
 

Filthy

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Or the chair force is just super up tight and "safe".
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can't find a good picture, but this the FSC-78B antenna I used to work on. On the platform above the guy in the pic is usually a boom arm with a lift 4X2X2 metal basket that you use to haul up motor parts. For going away parties, we'd tape the person up, throw them in the basket, run it up to the top, and blast them with hoses. Overseas, the Fire Dept would bring over a truck and get in on it.
 

ThatOneDude

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can't find a good picture, but this the FSC-78B antenna I used to work on. On the platform above the guy in the pic is usually a boom arm with a lift 4X2X2 metal basket that you use to haul up motor parts. For going away parties, we'd tape the person up, throw them in the basket, run it up to the top, and blast them with hoses. Overseas, the Fire Dept would bring over a truck and get in on it.
Y'all even use safety equipment in your pranks. #sad
 

Filthy

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Well the ones that incinerate themselves don't upload the video afterwards, maybe those videos that are uploaded represent the surviving 10%?
good point. probably a lot of guys who go by "Lefty" or "Patch" and can tell you all the dangers of Fractal Wood Burning.
 

Simpleman

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Guy I know does that type of word burning. He uses a welder and a couple of nails. I hate epoxy right now. Shit is messy and never looks like I want it to. I have to wait for it to dry a d then I can wet sand it. Final pic will be in my woodworking topic. Tomorrow maybe.87DFAC8E-423D-4CEE-8A51-38857C143C58.png
 

redneck

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I've been down so many YT rabbit holes over the past few months.

But somehow I became hooked on those stupid and pointless reaction videos, mostly by black people who pretend that they've never seen Bohemian Rhapsody before, or Led Zep or AC/DC. There's a couple of black chicks that I follow, fuck knows why, it makes no sense to me. It's predictable and mostly fake, but I still watch if it's a song I like.


But recently I found this Angel, this gift sent from Heaven to react to 80's rock, and I'm hooked. Fuck the black chicks, I finally got myself a white womanz.



View: https://youtu.be/VQ2G3B88wgM