A very easy (clasic) way to get some color and definition

Open flame is definitely the way to go, but try not to scorch it. Just carmelize the sugars in the wood and it’ll seal nicely! :sunglasses:

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I’ve used a torch and then rubbed it with steel wool to even it out. This paddle was done that way. I burned it first then carved it on the X-Carve.


That’s beautiful, Tyler!!

Thanks! I’ve read lots of good advice on this forum, first time I could contribute with something useful!

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