I retired from the UK Police in 2006 after 30 years, and I think I only survived that period of time, because of my love of woodwork, I class myself as a late starter, I used to tinker with bits and pieces, but it wasn’t until I was 21 and my first Father-in-law who was a Chippy, gave me lessons and a few tools, that I decided that woodwork was definitely the hobby for me. In July 2006 I left the Police, and immediately moved to Spain, where I had had property for a number of years, ...
Danette Smith's Pyrography Series #3: "20th Century Pyrographers" an International Exhibit of Pyrography.
Hello Everyone! There has been lots of interest in the “All Pyrography” exhibit at the Andrews Art Museum in North Carolina. I know there are many of you who would have liked to go and see it, so I’m offering the next best thing. I created a “dedicated web page” to showcase each artist and their work. It offers an up-close shot of their artwork. I hope you enjoy it. Click here: http://dangeespyrography.com/20th_Century_Pyrographers Share this wi...
Hello Everyone!It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I wanted to share this with everyone. For those of you who do woodburning, I think you will find this interesting. Next weekend (June 4, 2011) will be the opening of a 3 month pyrography exhibit at Anrews Art Museum in North Carolina. This will be the first such exhibit in an Art Museum. This is going to be monumental as it will promote the art form of Pyrography, also known as woodburning. There will be 20 a...
I want to purchase a wood-burner for my husband for his birthday, but I don’t know what to get him. Right now he has two very, very cheap ones with no heat settings. (They were probably both under $10 a piece many years ago!) I don’t want to spend a fortune but I’d like it to be good enough so he could do all the fine lines, etc. that he would like to do on his carvings. He also has been reproducing photographs on box lids for the grandkids. He does a very good job wi...
Im working on a Domino table with the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club logo Burn it on top. This is for a friend.. I am realy new working with wood and will realy apresiate your coments guys… Thanks…. To see some of my work please visit my site. www.Pyroartizan.com
Going through the burnings, Im finding a few peices that I have left out. there are truely more than I can display. so I will try and show u the ones that I think you will like.
I thought I’d share some of the other things my wife and I make in addition to woodworking. My wife does Intarsia and pyrography (wood burning) and I also do leather work and small carvings Laura’s Bass Laura’s Pelican Laura’s Wolf Celtic Belt Purse with detachable shoulder strap Celtic Belt Case Seahorse Handbag Little Priest Friendship Cane Segment (front) Little Priest side view
I’ve decided I really like making paddles. Very creative outlet and not only is it artistically challenging but the dynamics of the blade design are really interesting as well. I’ve got 5 paddles in the works at the moment but #3 is different from my earlier ones. Straight shaft, teardrop, no laminations, dovetail. I added some geometric woodburning, somewhat primitive looking. It also has a channel, kind of the reverse of a dihedral feeding into the dovetail. Paddle #3 I...
Hello All, Long time no blog. I borrowed a friends Burnmaster to try my hand at pyrography for the blade of my paddle. I’m a decent sketch artist but this is a first for me and woodburning (unless that done while a cubscout counts). I’m fairly pleased with the result. I should have the epoxy and varnish done this weekend and get started on the auction shortly after that. Humpback cow and calf I’ve put it on the paddle on the left. My 1st paddle….tough to...
Okay, not bad so far. Mostly line work and some shading. The real challenge to this piece I left for last, the cable knit sweater. I probably spent more time studying the picture I had printed than I did actually burning the darn thing. I think it looks really good, but you be the judge. Step 5 Here is the finished piece. The sweater is done and was the hardest element of the piece to do. Overall, I think it turned out better than I thought it would. All that’s left is to apply a ...
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