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10-06-2017 02:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pyrography machine china woodburning

I just need something simple to burn my name into the work. Would prefer a machine instead of a pen that just plugs into the wall. I’d prefer it be made in the US, but I don’t care which country its from except china. Everything I’ve ever bought that’s made there is crap.

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 02:16 PM

What kind of machine are you talking about? How would it work? I can’t recall seeing such a thing. A small and inexpensive laser would do the job but just about all of them are made in China.

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 10:36 PM

They look like sodering irons but plug into a machine for variable control of the amount of current the pen gets.

Here’s a link for one….made in china unfortunately.

https://smile.amazon.com/Happybuy-Burning-Multifunction-Pyrography-Machine/dp/B06Y2VD4VQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1507329299&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=pyrography+machine&psc=1

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 11:14 PM

If you are just burning your name, what about the branding iron style? Rockler sells them, I believe they make them locally. I’ve had one for about 15 years, has worked well for me.

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#4 posted 10-07-2017 01:51 AM

I thought about that, but I’ve got a little logo too I want to put on

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#5 posted 10-07-2017 03:30 AM

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#6 posted 10-07-2017 03:44 AM

Have you looked into doing heat transfer? Just need a soldering iron and a laser printer. A lot cheaper and you aren’t locked into a single design. Just a thought.

Cheers,
Brad

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#7 posted 10-07-2017 04:25 AM



Have you looked into doing heat transfer? Just need a soldering iron and a laser printer. A lot cheaper and you aren t locked into a single design. Just a thought.

awesome idea thanks! i’ll look into it.

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#8 posted 10-07-2017 04:57 AM

Here’s an awesome vid with a fella transfering it with acetone although most seem to do it with an iron for some reason…. looks fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWuY06LqOs

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#9 posted 10-07-2017 02:46 PM

I don’t see much difference in functionality between a pen that plugs in the wall and the “machine” you linked to. It just has a temperature adjustment and a lot of unnecessary tips. It doesn’t seem all those features would be worth paying for, given your stated purpose.

Here is a link to a branding iron that you can have custom made with simple imagery rather than just type. It is expensive but seems to me to be exactly what you need.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/branding-iron-electric-logo-signature

I’m sure there are other suppliers as well.

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#10 posted 10-08-2017 07:06 AM

Good point. Graacias, sir.

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