|Project by Bob Collins||posted 11-08-2016 07:27 AM||1418 views||3 times favorited||30 comments|
Something new and will be quite a lot of fun once the confidence increases. I went for safety by purchasing a Conestoga Figure Wood Burner and had it shipped from the States to Australia and needed a 500 watt converter prior to burning which I did on 1/2 inch plywood. Pic 4 the shell was a first try on objects and it turned out quite good.
Pic 3 is my first attempt at burnt trees. Pic 1 was second and after doing the trees decided to add the Pagoda.
Pic 2 is something that came to mind and was third in line. There will be more to come while experimenting on different types of wood.
I toyed with the idea of using a micro wave transformer as shown in ytube and the Neon Sign transformer but after doing active service in Malaysia, tours of Vietnam why take more risks at this stage of live. www. Conestoga Works.com
has all the information on the burner which has two probes and a foot control and give you confidence to use, the main thing is to leave the probes on the work area until you lift your foot of the foot control. There is a print out on the site and is worth a read. Carl Jacobson has a ytube video using this machine, well worth a look.
-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.