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Project by handsawgeek posted 02-23-2015 03:41 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another set of clocks featuring woodburned art.

Again, these are photos of photos. I no longer have the original pieces, as they were sold on consignment or gifted away.

-- Ed





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phillip butler

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 04:08 PM

real nice work- thanks for sharing- love the blog re vertical/horizontal progress. Im a retired pro musician/woodworker and am starting pyrography as a new art form for me. would appreciate any suggestions/techniques/equipment/ideas you would share to facilitate my learning curve.
music is a love form eh?

-- phil, nevada

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Paul Bucalo

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 05:04 PM

Wow. Nicely done. Are the scenes hand drawn and then burned or did you apply a pattern and burn the results?

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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handsawgeek

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 05:58 PM

Phil,
For equipment, it’s best to get a pen with interchangeable tips and a variable temperature power unit. Tips come in all shapes and forms – knife edge types for outlining and thin line work all the way to broad spade tips for shading. I would avoid the cheap soldering pens you would find at the craft stores. They work, but they aren’t quite as versatile as the better units. Check out the line of pyrography equipment sold at Woodcraft.
The equipment I use comes from here:
http://www.nibsburner.com/
There are many good books on the subject to be found. I believe Woodcraft also has a couple of those.
Good luck in your pyrography endeavors.

Paul,
The way I did these was to make a photo copy of the picture I wanted to do, enlarged or reduced to the proper size . The major outlines were then transfered to the wood using carbon paper. After that it was a matter of filling in the detail and shading effects. On these particular wildlife pictures, the trees and ground were detailed in by me. They weren’t part of the original picture source.

Thanks for looking!

-- Ed

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phillip butler

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#4 posted 02-25-2015 03:25 PM

handsawgeek- thanks for the info- I bought a razortip brand single burner with six changeable tips of different shapes and a pyrography workbook by sue rogers- will look at woodcraft stuff also- love your work and will try to emulate- keep up the music !

-- phil, nevada

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-25-2015 03:35 PM

These all look really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-25-2015 07:44 PM

Thanks, All.

Phil,
...for as long as I still have fingers!

-- Ed

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#7 posted 02-27-2015 02:02 PM

Beautiful pyro, Ed! I admire your ability. I have not the patience to this. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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handsawgeek

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#8 posted 02-27-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks, Candy.

-- Ed

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