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Forum topic by eddy posted 10-17-2010 06:30 PM 1108 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2010 06:30 PM

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my granddaughter wants to start wood burning? so she picked up a wood burning tool (soldering iron type)
i have cut her out a bunch of 6 by 6 inch squares of birch ply to start burning on what i am looking for is a good how book on the subject. the closest i get to burning wood is rip cuts on the table saw
she is working out of my shop now so that gives me 3 generations working out of the same shop. me, my daughter, and my granddaughter how cool is that

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#1 posted 10-17-2010 06:50 PM

Hey eddy,
I can’t help on the book, but I think the situation of three generations in the shop just about makes you the coolest of the cool, dude. Rand

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#2 posted 10-17-2010 09:39 PM

One thing to remember with pyrography it is not the pressure but the speed that make the lines lighter or darker… for darker lines move it slower… for lighter… faster…and keep the pressure even…hope this helps..
Hard to do the first few times…

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#3 posted 10-17-2010 09:55 PM

thanks that is a good starting point. she did a picture yesterday for the first time i was trying to help but it was more like the blind leading the blind

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#4 posted 10-18-2010 12:19 AM

When in doubt, Google is your friend. Try “Pyrography how to” and look for a link to the woodbox . com

Also, YouTube has some very good basic videos. Again, try Pyrography as your subject search.

Here is the site that helped me the most getting started:

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