Where does one get charred wood?

Where does one get charred wood?

Postby sashka » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:02 pm

Does anybody have any suggestions on where one can obtain ~200lbs of charred wood on very short notice in Boston area?
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Postby MikeVDS » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:02 pm

The kind you use for BBQing or just lumber that's cosmetically charred? Or something else?
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Postby sashka » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:06 pm

Lumber that's cosmetically charred...
Actually, since you bring it up, does anybody know how to quickly cosmetically char some pieces of lumber?
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Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:12 pm

Oxyacetylene torch with a big flame (like a rosebud) flashed over the face of your wood works wonders.

Ya can use a gasoline blowtorch as well. But the nozzle's gotta be big - the broader the flame the better the result.

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Postby sashka » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:25 pm

Funtastic suggestion Sue! I will give that a shot. If I actually manage to pull this off, come find The Man resurrected on the outer playa :twisted:
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Postby MikeVDS » Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:37 pm

My brother makes furniture similar to that. After charring with a torch, he uses a wire brush to break off loose pieces, then covers with a dark stain. It looks really good. Similar to something you'd expect to find on an old ship. I'm not sure if that's the look you're looking for, but I thought I'd mention it in case it gave you any ideas.
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Postby sashka » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:05 pm

Thanks Mike. I'm actually going to cover it with a clear coat and then paint it over with fluorescent green :twisted:
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Postby Toolmaker » Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:12 am

Fire is best used for charring. I did see ONE example of art made to look like it was charred but made by carving and coloring. Sounded like a much harder way to go about the look.

1)Light that shit on fire
2)Watch it char
3)put it out

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Postby sashka » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:10 am

Safety? :shock: What's that?
Unfortunately, local regulations prevent me from having an open fire anywhere around here. It would also take a rather long time to burn all of this stuff and I have to have this thing finished, disassembled and on a container to BRC by next Sunday. Still have no idea where I'll find the time to finish it, but it will get done... somehow.

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Postby ibdave » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:33 am

Very cool project...... Look forward to seeing it on the open Playa. 8) 8) 8)
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