Alaia Surfboard Project- Post 7 (Burning Turtle)

LZ Burning

Alaia Wooden Surfboard project: Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3 | Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | Post 6b | Post 7 | Post 8 FInis

Thank you to my wife Jen for drawing the turtle, transferring it to the board and trusting me to burn it in. For those interested, I used a Creative Versa-Tool Kit - 120V/ 25-Watt (made by Walnut Hollow) purchased for about $25. I used the tapered point and lightly followed the penciled-on drawing. As the wood became scored, I could press harder to get the burn and depth I wanted. After about 10 minutes the tip was so heated-up it actually bent a little (causing a minor blemish).

I’ll let the pictures do the talking (click images to enlarge)…

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