k-ww wrote:I remember seeing this done by printing the design on paper with a laser printer, then running the sheet thru the printer again, printing a blank page, with a special foil sheet on top of the paper - the foil adheared to the toner as the toner on the paper was re-heated by the fuser roller in the printer.
semicolo wrote:At 20$ the wood burning tool has probably no heat regulation, so you could use a Rheostat to adjust the temperature.
If you've got a bench supply with enough power, you can use it to power the tool, it may not have a voltage high enough to reach the needed temperature though, but since the thing is just a big resistor it should work, it doesn't care if voltage is dc or ac.
Posted: April 19th, 2012, 12:33 am
Re: convert woodburning tool to hot foil tool
http://www.amazon.com/5010-01-Soldering ... B000MW7FTU
or in a pinch a light dimmer that is rated to handle your tool's wattage
http://1000bulbs.com/product/64247/LUT- ... 7AodtiTYxQ
the problem with both of these is they just cut back wattage, where as a proper temperature set usually involves some feed back so when you hit the desired temperature they just kind of pulse to maintain. These things just slow down how fast the tool gains heat, so you will have to fiddle with them more
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