Writing on wood pre-stain/finish

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I just built a potato/onion bin in clear white pine, and am about to finish it, but want to write "POTATO" and "ONION" on it, for decoration. I thought about writing it with a crayon, until I realized it is wax, and then thought about pencil crayon. I want the antique-ish look to it. I plan to shellac the whole thing, and then clear coat with a water-based poly.
Suggestions please?
Thanks!
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On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 11:17:12 -0400, "Robert Wein"

Don't forget the "E" in potatoe. <G>
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Press-on letters, if you can find the right size and font for your purpose. dave
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Cut a potato into stamps and stamp the letters on with paint or ink. You only need seven letters so it won't use that many potatos.
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Thu, Jul 31, 2003, 11:17am snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (RobertWein) wants to know: I just built a potato/onion bin <snip> want to write "POTATO" and "ONION" on it,<snip> I thought about writing it with a crayon,<snip>
They won't let you have sharp objects, eh?
I either use marking pens, or make paper labels and glue them on.
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use pc and print onto vellum. Use a permanent adhesive to attach to wood. Then brush or spray clear varnish over. If you do it right, the vellum disappears.
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Why write? I would dip a potato and an onion in the poly repeatedly until they took on a nice, thick protective shell. Then I'd attach them with velcro in case I ever wanted to use the bin for something else. Or you could bore a hole through each before dipping them, then use a shiny new lag bolt and a washer. My cousin Lenny has gotten very good at this latter method and has mounted vegetables (and some fruits) on his living room walls. Use 2 lag bolts for the bigger vegetables like rutabagas. -- Ernie
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Robert,
Try printing/writing with a Dremel tool although the lettering may not be heavy enough. After doing this you can use a permanent marker and shellac over everything. Works okay on small items ie wooden toys, but as I say the lettering may not be thick enough for your purpose.
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