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Is dried lacquer flamable?

I'm sure it is to some extent, but do y'all think it's safe to use a woodburning tool on a piece that already has a coat of lacquer on it (2weeks old)? I'd really hate for the thing to go up in flames.
I suppose I could sand down to wood or just go with the dremmel.
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I'm sure it is to some extent, but do y'all think it's safe to use a woodburning tool on a piece that already has a coat of lacquer on it (2weeks old)? I'd really hate for the thing to go up in flames.
I suppose I could sand down to wood or just go with the dremmel.
A woodburning tool will not likely ignite lacquer covered wood.








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A woodburning tool will not likely ignite lacquer covered wood.

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It won't burn but it will melt. If your going to do much burning I would sand off most of the lacquer. You might try a small test and see what you think. If you do a really light burn you might get by with it. If your doing what I call branding then you will get melting.
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Thanks. I just hear so much about lacquer being flammable that I thought I'd ask. I figured it's the solvents that are so combustable but sometimes I figure wrong.
I'll post a pic this week. It's a clock from a piece of figured walnut I've been playing with for a while now. I think I'm about to call it done.
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Thanks. I just hear so much about lacquer being flammable that I thought I'd ask. I figured it's the solvents that are so combustable but sometimes I figure wrong.
I'll post a pic this week. It's a clock from a piece of figured walnut I've been playing with for a while now. I think I'm about to call it done.
I've never branded a finished piece, but have used a woodburner to a finished piece. It will melt. But not bad, like john says, "branding may give issues"

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Forgot to get a pic of the signed back before I gave it to the guy I got the log from.

He's a deer hunter like I am which is why I used a deer track for the 12:00 mark. The inlay is gold leaf. I tried to make it as simple as possible not to detract from the wood. This was a crotch from a black walnut that had been standing dead for several years. It was headed for his shop stove when I spotted him cutting it up and tackled him.
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I'd guess that he's really happy you stopped him chopping that piece up for firewood - you did a great job with it.

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That Gold looks incredible........Heck,even your pic background does a great job of "showcasing" the wood.BW

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