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03-23-2017 05:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodburning

as a beginner, is it necessary to buy wood burning tools?

should I purchase this tool in which stage woodworking project?

-- https://www.carvingtoolsguide.com/best-wood-carving-tools/


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them700project

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#1 posted 03-23-2017 06:44 PM

Wood burning is a sub part of woodworking like turning, Carving or inlay work. Some may never buy woodburning stuff. I myself havent had a kit since I was 8

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 06:51 PM

I sign my work with a wood burning pen. The only use I have for it. My son got my grandson started in wood burning with a soldering iron. And now, since his birthday happened along, my grandson has his first actual wood burning set.
I see you posted this on the turning page. I’ve burned some lines in spindle turnings using a piece of stainless steel lock wire held at the ends by a couple of sticks. Just hold it against the turning until you get the mark you like.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 07:47 PM

Never had a use for a woodburning tool… although I do use a soldering iron with a modified tip to heat transfer a logo to finished pieces (from designs printed out on a laserjet printer). Used to just sign with a sharpie marker, but the heat transfer looks way better and I already had a couple soldering irons out in the garage. And like Dan, on occasion I’ll put a burnt line or three on a piece using wire (some regular copper wire with the insulation stripped works fine).

I guess the question is what you were thinking of using it for.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 03-23-2017 08:10 PM

I recommend Colwood burning tools … http://www.woodburning.com/

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 10:40 PM

I use a cheap (under $200) laser engraver. Does lots of stuff beyond logo burning.

M

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abdullah58

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#6 posted 03-24-2017 11:44 AM

Thank you all for your beautiful answer.

-- https://www.carvingtoolsguide.com/best-wood-carving-tools/

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#7 posted 03-24-2017 12:22 PM



as a beginner, is it necessary to buy wood burning tools?

should I purchase this tool in which stage woodworking project?

- abdullah58


Very useful at the end stage of the project, when you see what you produced.

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#8 posted 03-24-2017 01:25 PM

As far as burning lines as a wood turning, I use the countertop sample cards on display at the big box stores. Works well and is a little safer than using wire.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#9 posted 03-24-2017 02:09 PM



As far as burning lines as a wood turning, I use the countertop sample cards on display at the big box stores. Works well and is a little safer than using wire.

- RichCMD


I wander where all countertop samples disappeared at my local HD

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#10 posted 05-17-2017 09:53 PM

Here’s an article about the best wood burning kit available for anyone to purchase online.

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#11 posted 05-17-2017 10:37 PM

The short answer is the best is the one you will use.

I started out with this set http://www.walnuthollow.com/items/creative-versa-tool-/38283/ It was great starting set but no temperature control. I made a few nice projects for friends and family.

15-20 years later I got the bug to burn again and while I still have the first set I decided to upgrade to this. http://www.suewalters.com/RazertipEntrancePage.html but I have had it fir a few years and not used it yet due to health and funerals, I am in the process of making a small wood shop in my garage and I hope to get to use the burners soon.

-- I measured twice now where is my Saw?

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#12 posted 05-18-2017 01:15 AM

I’ve always thought that this was neat and would like to try it out eventually:
http://conestogaworks.com/woodburners.html

There are less expensive kits out there, and ways that you can make one yourself.

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#13 posted 05-18-2017 03:00 AM



I use a cheap (under $200) laser engraver. Does lots of stuff beyond logo burning.

M

- Madmark2

I’d love to know more about this, Mark. Do you have a link?

-- Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington

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