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Project by LittlePaw posted 990 days ago 2069 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The temperature here in Oklahoma has stayed over 100 for the past two weeks. Toady is expected to go as high as 110 and the rest of the week doesn’t look any better. And since my shop (two car garage) is uninsulated, I had to move indoors and find something to make in the cool. So here’s my new adventure into wood burning. . . . hope it meets with your approval. I made it out of scrap 1/4” ash plywood. . . by the way it doesn’t burn evenly: the dark areas won’t burn hardly at all, but the light areas, wow, gotta move fast!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 990 days ago

Wow! Excellent. When I first saw the photo, I didn’t realize it was a burning.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Alexander

190 posts in 1611 days


#2 posted 990 days ago

Me Too!

I thought you had taken a picture of a feather and wondered why were you showing a picture.

Great job!

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 990 days ago

Very nice work. Can you post a photo of a real feather for comparison?

Those are some fine lines there, good one.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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MShort

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#4 posted 990 days ago

I am with Charlie, as first glass I thought it was a feather sitting on a board. Great Job.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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Tim Kindrick

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#5 posted 990 days ago

ditto what Charlie said!!! Fantastic work!!!! I tried wood burning once and it isn’t easy!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 990 days ago

Great burning. I also thought it was a feather. Just goes to show you that it is so hot the turkeys are shedding their clothes. We are 30 days over a hundred in SW OK,

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LittlePaw

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#7 posted 990 days ago

I am blown away by all your great comments! Thanx, guys. It means a lot to me especially coming from all of you who I KNOW are much better than I.
The model I used to make the feather burning came from Al Chapman’s “Learning the Art of Pyrography” Acknowledgments page. I tried wood burning on my own and the results were miserable, until I read and followed Al’s book. Now I am enjoying doing the exercises and getting much better results. Here is another one and a half of my exercises.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 990 days ago

Wow! You’re a pyrography wizard! I need you to come over and burn some of my chairs.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 990 days ago

LittlePaw,

The detail is incredible—especially for woodburning on plywood! It looks like you have pyrography mastered!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 990 days ago

great job :-) you fooled me as well :-O

take care
Dennis

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Tag84

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#11 posted 990 days ago

And i’m fooled too, but in a nice way :) very clever feather paw!

-- -Thomas -

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 989 days ago

I’m with everyone else! When I saw the first picture, I too thought it was of a real feather. I started reading and thought that in all the heat you found a turkey feather that fell off a bird of something. ;)

Your work is really wonderful. It is great to have something so artistic as a back up. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Roman Hrytsak

432 posts in 1186 days


#13 posted 984 days ago

Well done. The burn worked well on the plywood which means one can do some fancy decorating on wood items made out of the material.
I have taught several pyrography courses and my students enjoyed them especially when we added a dash of colour to the shaded areas. You can get the pyrography related pencils crayons at a craft and Art supply store.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 978 days ago

Looks real!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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terrilynne

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#15 posted 975 days ago

Excellent!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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