A Little Woodburning

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Project by dan mosheim posted 08-22-2008 03:35 AM 1402 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remember that plug in woodburning pen thing you had when you were a kid? You can still get them at Dick Blicks Art Supply ( )and probably any other local hobby store. I was walking up the stairs to my shop today and noticed a couple of my burnings hanging on the wall. I thought I would share them on my blog, maybe get some other folks interested. It’s a lot of fun and is some woodworking you can do while you’re sitting around the house watching the Olympics. It’s very quiet and smells great … Your kids and your art students might like it too …. More photos on my blog at
If you’ve done some burnings, post some pictures and let me know what you think about the whole deal either here or on my blog … Thanks …dan
PS … These are all small … +/- 3.5×7 or 8” ... I’ve also done bigger ones up to 20×50 …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 08-22-2008 04:03 AM

I like the burns you’ve done… pretty creative.

I love to woodburn, but it’s something that I haven’t done in a while. I used to do it all the time, because it was reletively inexpensive, and you didn’t need a lot to get started.

Here is a pic of the last one I did several years ago. A larger view of it is here.

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-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#2 posted 08-22-2008 04:06 AM

Great looking burn, beautiful colors.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 08-22-2008 04:21 AM

I like them very much. Bought a cheap pen several years ago. Used it a little on a project and never got back to it. The color is a fun contrast.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 04:28 AM

Exceptional works of art. I like the mixed media. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-22-2008 06:03 AM

Very nice, they look great.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 08-22-2008 03:00 PM

stunning art!!!!
thank you for sharing. Gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-22-2008 04:01 PM

Hi Dan,

You’ve tweaked a memory and a good one it was. I used to burn anything that even resembled wood with my cork covered tool when I was a kid until it got taken away. I wonder what my mom would have done if I painted my stuff in abstract like yours? Hmmmmm…..

You also mentioned Dick Blick and I can vouch for them too. The customer service is great and the depth and breadth of selection for art supplies is mind boggling. I love spending a whole day going through their printed catalogue page by page and imagining what I could do with some of those “tools”.

Great job and thanks for the post,

-- Jim

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#8 posted 08-23-2008 04:33 AM

Beautiful work. Your blog is well made and the work you’ve done is superb.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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