Beginning at Pyrography

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Blog entry by dionna posted 10-17-2009 07:52 AM 1668 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all of you lumberjocks… nice to finally be aboard. I have been reading all of your postings for quite some time with my husband at night. He has his [wood building] workshop and now I have mine. I am just beginning at pyrography and after seeing some of the projects on the site I feel quite intimidated.
Well, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am quite impressed with all of your projects and many of the workshops I have seen.

-- dionna, Mesa, Arizona

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#1 posted 10-17-2009 08:00 AM

I am happy that I am the first to welcome you to lumberjocks!
I hope that you will find it as rewarding as I do.

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 08:01 AM

Welcome Dionna we are all glad to help. No need to feel intimidated all of us can not know every thing.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 08:09 AM

Thank you a1Jim for the encouragement…

-- dionna, Mesa, Arizona

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 08:14 AM

Welcome!!! I am new at Pyrography and green in the woodworking so its all learning for me. The book I have is( Pyrography workbook A complete guide to the Art of woodburning from Sue Walters ). I found this to be very good for starting out. Welcome to lumberjocks and hope to see some of your projects as well. My first project is all lines no shades yet. Just wanted you to know you are not alone.

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 08:23 AM

welcome dionna .

make yourself comfortable here , we have fun with each other ,
but we sure do learn allot .
ask us or the search window anything you like ,
somebody knows , everybody shares .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 08:26 AM

Paul700- Thank you for the suggestion of a beginning pyrography book. I have been wondering which one to get. So far I am at the writing stage. I am practicing my penmanship. I am writing verses of scripture on plaques of wood. I would like to get into graphics slowly. Shading is not coming easy to me.

-- dionna, Mesa, Arizona

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 08:28 AM

Thanks patron.

-- dionna, Mesa, Arizona

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#8 posted 10-17-2009 11:17 AM

Hey Dionna,
Got a question…....dont be frightened to ask…..its amazing who can help you on this site…..and we all had to start sometime.

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 11:46 AM

Hi Dionna, Welcome the LJ. Don’t be intimidated, we are a group composed of beginners like yourself and others at all skill levels. We are friendly, helpful and positive. I’m sure you will feel comfortable with us. Enjoy.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-17-2009 12:47 PM

Welcome, Dionna. It is good to have you on-board here. As I have said many times we all learn from one another here, irrepective of our individual skill levels. I agree with Jim that none of us are experts in all phases of woodworking, but we are all eager and willing to learn new ideas and techniques.

I am looking forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 10-17-2009 02:13 PM

hi dionna & welcome
again don’t be intimidated
i don’t even know what pyrography is, but i’ll bet i can learn from you
i’ll add you to my buddy list so i’ll catch your first project post

-- Ron, Missouri

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#12 posted 10-17-2009 03:11 PM

Dionna, Welcome. I’m glad you’ve joined us here on Lumber Jocks. I’ve found this to be a very positive site and everyone is so willing to help each other no matter what their skill level or experience is. I’ve probably learned more here in the last few months, then I have over the past several years. It is so refreshing to see all the excitement and passion everyone seems to have towards their woodworking. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing some of your projects.

-- John @

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#13 posted 10-17-2009 03:27 PM

Hi Dionna,

I felt the same way when I first joined. Now I am just one of the crew. Welcome and enjoy this site. It is addicting.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 04:36 PM

Welcome to LJ :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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