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Offline PapaSue

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BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« on: January 10, 2014, 09:53:21 AM »
I'm not sure that I love it but I sure learned a lot doing it. I had never done a real vinyl project let alone one this big but I persevered and it is done.

I did not offer the file for download because I'm not sure of the "use" issues.  I read the T&C's but still was unclear if I could share a pic of the project and do not want any problems to crop up with copyright issues.  Here is a link to the free download of the original image.

http://4vector.com/free-vector/bbq-tool ... art-115846
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 06:49:29 AM »
Looks great.

How do you like cutting vinyl?

I am actually going to copy your idea with a different image to save you getting into trouble. My dad gave me half a dozen pieces of camphor laurel and I haven't had a clue how to use them. Thanks for the great idea.
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2014, 09:21:16 AM »
Thanks Carolyn, I had never cut "real" vinyl before, just contac paper and the Oracle vinyl I bought separated from the backing more easily so weeding was a challenge mostly because I had several thin lines, but I finally got it using a pic to weed the insides first and then a spatula to gently pry up the negative, leaving the whole design on the mat.  Now you have to have a way to pick up the vinyl from the mat keeping is flat so that you can just move it onto the board.  Took a few tries but I was determined.  My BFF was very pleased with it.

Give it a go and let me know how you did.

Regards,  Susan
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 02:36:43 PM »
I will definitely give it a try, being an Aussie we have lots of BBQ dinners with family and friends. Was the piece of wood varnished or did the vinyl manage to stick to bare wood?
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 02:53:02 PM »
I varnished the wood and let it dry overnight to preserve and raise the color a bit.  since it is outdoors I used outdoor vinyl, only time will tell how long it will stick.  I wondered if you could paint or spray on top of the design to preserve better but Xmas came and I needed to gift it without finding an answer.
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 03:35:36 PM »
LOL great minds think alike. I was thinking I could create a stencil and paint the image on. Our summers are too hot and even good quality car vinyl tends to lift in the heat. Paint would be more permanent.
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Re: BBQ Tools: Vinyl on Wood
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 06:07:29 PM »
Very cool! I really like it.

I enjoy cutting vinyl and would like to get into doing more of it. Vinyl is so easy to cut and really looks nice when it's applied.
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