First Pyrography Project

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Project by Bearpie posted 04-12-2013 06:06 PM 1494 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to take a Pyrography class. I did this past weekend, a 2 day session consisting of learning the basic strokes and techniques shown on the second picture on Saturday and then on Sunday applying what we learned the day before to a platter(in my case) which is the third picture.

The first picture is my first finished burning done without any teacher’s aid. I sent the teacher a picture of it and she said she had no critiques to make and that I did a good job. Of course adding that the more I practice the better I will become. Yes, I also turned this platter.

I truly enjoyed the experience I had in the 2 day session!

Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 06:13 PM

Great job on both turning and burning

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 07:14 PM

Looks great! This is something I have never tried my hand at. Maybe someday! I like it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 07:29 PM

Beautiful work, great job for a first burning. This with only 2 classes? Gorgeous.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 07:37 PM

That some really awesome wood burning there Erwin! If anybody thinks its a ‘piece of cake’ crafting like this … they should give it a try! I love the choice of design for your platter … well done!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Sam Shakouri

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 08:30 PM

You make me thinking to take a pyrography lesson because I’m not happy with mine.
It looks you are pro.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 04-12-2013 08:45 PM

Very well done
Seems like it was a good class and you seem to have taken
to it like a duck to water. Look forward to your future combined
The practice piece about covers most you need to know.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 09:11 PM

Sam, and anyone else, taking a pyrography or wood burning class would benefit anyone desiring to improve his/her skill. Even by just taking the basics it will at least get you started doing the burning the right way and you will be on your way. I took the application class to learn more and be with the instructor if I should run into difficulty. Just to let you the cost of the class was $90.00 per day and for me, well worth it. There were 6 of us beginners. I am by no means a pro but with more practice, I could become one. As you can see in the third picture my painting skill needs a lot of improvement which is why I usually let my wife do the painting, she is a PRO!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 11:00 PM

Mighty fine looking job there Erwin !
Stuff like that becomes family treasures quickly !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 04-13-2013 12:10 AM

That looks wonderful Erwin! I always wanted to do pyrography. One day I will give it a go! You did awesome! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 04-13-2013 04:49 AM

Excellent work, looks great. What kind of burner are you using ?

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 04-13-2013 05:02 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 04-13-2013 10:15 AM

Amazing work for a first Edwin. Your course really paid off, although I’m not surprised at your rapid progress after seeing the quality of your previously posted projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 04-13-2013 01:54 PM

You’ll do just great at this. This is really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 04-15-2013 04:49 AM

The results look pretty darn good to me. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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