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nismboy6986
04-08-2005, 02:18 PM
you remember in high school carpentry class where you would burn designs in to wood as a project?. I thought about burning the Ascendant Audio logo since its fairly simple even for my non-drawing *** into the box for my future avalanche 15. but i was woundering would it work well with mdf.

2wheeler
04-08-2005, 02:25 PM
Test on scrap, and post results. Could be really cool if it works.

jtomsic
04-08-2005, 02:30 PM
what do you use to burn it? some type of tool im guessing.

AznRevlAzn
04-08-2005, 02:33 PM
i am pretty sure you can burn MDF cause when i would counter drill a screw hole it'd smoke... ...alot

jtomsic
04-08-2005, 02:34 PM
yeah it smells like *** when u cut it ..i love that smell

squeak9798
04-08-2005, 02:40 PM
yeah it smells like *** when u cut it ..i love that smell


:wow:

jtomsic
04-08-2005, 02:43 PM
:wow:
hahahaha

Expy2000
04-08-2005, 02:46 PM
Geesh I haven't pulled out my wood burning kit in years..

Last time I had mine out out I was implaing GI JOES with it... and melting them together to create SUPER GI JOES!!!!


:)

btnhfan
04-08-2005, 02:46 PM
It smells like ginger bread cookies when it burns lol

nismboy6986
04-08-2005, 03:34 PM
It smells like ginger bread cookies when it burns lol

I don't know about all that but it one of those bad smells that does have a strange attraction to it. yes you would use a tool. i saw the kit in the hardware store for like 15 bucks and thats when the idea came to me.

JimJ
04-08-2005, 07:07 PM
but it one of those bad smells that does have a strange attraction to it.

That's because it kills you :D

Burning MDF releases formaldehyde (sp?) into the air...part of the binding glue that holds the dust together. That's why if I ever had to burn large amounts of it...I would stay away from that pile.

bass maniak
04-08-2005, 07:11 PM
Hmmm, i prefer the build up and carpet over technique but this is assuming you are plannign on carpeting the box or covering it in some way within the future.
I have never tried burning anything into mdf tho, so i cant offer any help there.

InhumanAcura
04-08-2005, 07:32 PM
yes...done it before.

and whomever is getting smoke when you countersink isnt doing something correctly.

Defconx3
04-08-2005, 11:18 PM
It smells like ginger bread cookies when it burns lol

Dude, IT DOES!! :D

Rawr-DQ
04-08-2005, 11:45 PM
Haha, you all are getting high off of MDF.

kuijo
04-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Yes you can burn MDF. I made a chess/checker board in shop class and took a tourch to every other square, it burns very nicely.

Defconx3
04-08-2005, 11:48 PM
Haha, you all are getting high off of MDF.


*gulty voice*

noooo............ :uhoh:

jellyfish420
04-09-2005, 02:53 PM
That's because it kills you :D

Burning MDF releases formaldehyde (sp?) into the air...part of the binding glue that holds the dust together. That's why if I ever had to burn large amounts of it...I would stay away from that pile.

huh...i took a sledgehammer to a couple of old boxes i had and had a bon-fire :(

Acidburn
04-09-2005, 04:14 PM
how exactly do you burn the MDF? can you do it with just a blow torch?

jellyfish420
04-09-2005, 05:03 PM
how exactly do you burn the MDF? can you do it with just a blow torch?
well i just used gas and a lighter...from there it pretty much just burnt on its own;)

iamamp3pimp
04-09-2005, 05:06 PM
dude thats gangsta

Acidburn
04-09-2005, 05:18 PM
well i just used gas and a lighter...from there it pretty much just burnt on its own;)

lol i meant burning a design
trust me, i know how to get things to light on fire

jellyfish420
04-09-2005, 05:29 PM
lol i meant burning a design
trust me, i know how to get things to light on fire
prove it ;) i wanna vid with you burning something...

*cough* subs *cough* :up2somet:

Acidburn
04-09-2005, 05:41 PM
prove it ;) i wanna vid with you burning something...

*cough* subs *cough* :up2somet:
how do i make a movie?
would some pics be enough evidence?

Buckshot
04-10-2005, 12:12 AM
BTW, for those who asked, a wood burned is like a 'pencil-style' soldering iron. Its got a pointed tip, gets hot enough to burn wood, and there you go. You can actually use a soldering iron, but its not the right tool for the job...