First Pyrography Project

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bearpie posted 373 days ago 961 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

14 comments so far

View hoss12992's profile


2258 posts in 396 days

#1 posted 373 days ago

Great job on both turning and burning

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View woodshaver's profile


2597 posts in 1856 days

#2 posted 373 days ago

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

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

View dee2's profile


277 posts in 839 days

#3 posted 373 days ago

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

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

View justoneofme's profile


605 posts in 983 days

#4 posted 373 days ago

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

View Sam Shakouri's profile

Sam Shakouri

960 posts in 1590 days

#5 posted 373 days ago

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....

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4038 posts in 1359 days

#6 posted 373 days ago

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

View Bearpie's profile


2577 posts in 1521 days

#7 posted 373 days ago

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

View Woodwrecker's profile


3471 posts in 2078 days

#8 posted 373 days ago

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

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7199 posts in 1423 days

#9 posted 373 days ago

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


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

View tomd's profile


1671 posts in 2273 days

#10 posted 373 days ago

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

-- Tom D

View deon's profile


2016 posts in 1528 days

#11 posted 373 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View stefang's profile


11824 posts in 1837 days

#12 posted 373 days ago

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.

View helluvawreck's profile


14605 posts in 1369 days

#13 posted 372 days ago

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

View MonteCristo's profile


2088 posts in 691 days

#14 posted 371 days ago

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

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase