DIY Wood Burning Technique – That’s not Shou Sugi Ban! Or is it??


What’S up guys on this episode, ofBuild Dad Build I’m going to showyou guys how to get that burnt woodfinish that I love so much you mighteven called it Shou Sugi Ban all rightguys. Before we get to the burn and Ifigured we go over a couple of toolsI’ll link to the tools I use down: inthe description down below or toolslike mine, so I have three differenttorches now when I started out, I haveone torch, so you don’t need all thesetorches to Start out, as I continueto burn more projects, I just wantedto branch out a little bit so firsthere’s, Big Daddy.

This is also usedto, kill weeds. I think if you look upweed torch, you’ll find this on theGoogles and this hooks up to a propanetank like you’d, have on your grill Iactually just used the same one thatI use on my gas grill. This is what I use when I need to burn a lot of materialor. I have a large surface area, becauseyou get a smaller torch and it justtakes forever. Speaking of a smallertorch. This is the torch I started outwith I have, since this is just a can. Ofpropane man propane torch, had usedto have this nozzle on it switchedover to a quick, quick, igniter and ifyou. Look the mouth on! That’S a littlewider! This is a little thinner. I use thisnow for detailing.

So when I want to getto like kind of a little more go into asmall piece – and this is my third torch – this has a very specific use, but we’llget to that later now, let’s talk aboutthe boring stuff safety. You may not seeit on camera, but I have this behind thescenes every time I’m gon na burn anysort of material. First, it’s just a bigbucket of water. Y’All know what waterlooks like right. The main reason I usethis is, if I have a smaller piece and itcatches on fire, and I can’t get it undercontrol, I can throw it in the bucket Ican also pick the bucket up and dump iton a larger piece.

If I need to never hadto do that, but it’s always sitting rightthere what I use most often is justthis little spray bottle of water Iuse this mainly to keep flare-ups toa minimum, sometimes that you know onepiece of just a little corner so it’llcatch on fire and I’ll Keep burning andlast as far as fire prevention, goesit’s, a fire extinguisher ain’t cheapbut I’d rather have one and not need itthan, need one and not have one 2 othersafety related items. One safety glassespeople are like Nick. What do you needsafety goggles when you’re burning stuffwell? Sometimes you get a little bit ofa sap, that’ll pop off, especially aroundknots, and I’ve actually had it get me inthe arm and it is not pleasant.

Whenit’S heated up to where it’s so hotit’s, it’s popping because it’s prettymuch boiling at that point in time. Idon’T want hot sap on eyeballs, so oursafety glasses and the other thing isa pair of gloves it’s just when you’rehandling the material, it’s still hotsometimes. If you’re holding the piecelike a smaller piece, you may not reallyhave thought through the directionthat. The heat is going to traveland. Sometimes it can travel right, upthere and get you so I always just apair of work gloves mainly so you canreach down and grab a piece after it’sbeen freshly burned and you don’treally have to worry about it, burning you so once you get to this point, youcan be Done but you can’t take thisfurther, which is what I’m gon na doright. Now we have your mid-tonesand, your darks.

What I’m gon na do isI’m going to come in and with just alittle bit of sandpaper, I’m gon na hitsome, some some areas to just kind ofget through a little bit of thatBrown down to some lighter coloragain. This is a step that most ofthe time. You don’t see anybody dobecause sanding is boring, but Iprobably won’t have a lot of theactual sanding on video, but I wanted tomention this step, because this is whereyou can take your pretty good-lookingpiece and make it a little bit better.

First, we have this piece that I didit’s blue stain pretty cool. Next up, I just have a like a natural stainthat you’d use on pine that givesit kind of that gold color. Next I usethe little Maker Brand Simple, Finishthis stuff is amazing and I I reallyhope the depth of what this looks. Liketranslates onto camera and this lastone was kind of a surprise hit. I I gotsome some bleach stain and when I putit on it it just looked grey. It lookedlike it washed all the contrast I wasreally bummed out, but once I wiped itoff, oh so good. Look at that. I reallyhave to finish something like this. Nowit looks amazing. Alright, guys that’sit ope, you dig’em my neighbor’s mowing his lawn seriously.

Oh look at those ridges! So good, no there’s nothing toburn wood finish or uh Shou Sugi Ban! You like this video. Do me a favorand subscribe down below weirdstatistic 85 % of the people thatwatch. My videos don’t subscribe to mychannel guys subscribe hit that littlebell, dealie and it’ll. Tell you what Ihave a new video up until next timeguys thanks for playing, let’s get towork! Oh wait! I didn’t tell you about thelast torch. I told you this torchhas a very specific purpose, correct, and that is how you smoke. Acocktail, see you next time.

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