Turning a Vintage Travel Iron into a Branding Iron
In this video, Laura Kampf experiments to see if an antique travel iron (which gets very hot) can be turned into a branding iron.
Spoiler alert: It can! And with pretty impressive results.
As Laura points out, these old irons are readily available, at antique shops, online, and probably in your grandparents’ attic. On eBay, they go for under $10 (though the shipping is almost as much due to their weight).
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