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Do I buy a kit at a craft store and go from there or is there a better way to start learning? What do I need to know?

I noticed the wood burning projects here that the burned area is done on the light side, no dark burn marks, is this done with practice or is it sanded or some other thing done to it to get this effect?

I’m hoping this will get me doing some projects I can post, so far I’m just looking at what everyone else has done.

Diane


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#1 posted 2692 days ago

What’s needed to start wood burning? My thought is matches. LOL

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#2 posted 2692 days ago

hahaha good one Obi :)

I started with a cheap kit so I could see if I liked doing it. Then you can decide if you want to put $$ into it.

You might want to join some Pyro Groups online and do a search for a free lesson on Pyro – there are a couple sites that are really helpful in that way.

Great pyro has dark and light areas (all depending on the temp and the speed… well there’s probably more to it than that, but it’s a good start).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 2692 days ago

I agree, Obi lol. Thanks Debbie. If I decide to spend more money would I get those supplies at the craft store too? I will look up the Pyro groups and free lesson sites.

First I have to learn how to use my Inkle loom that was made for me from a Lumberjock member than I’m thing I may try this.

Diane

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#4 posted 2691 days ago

I haven’t found a good pyro set at a craft store. I think they might have one through Lee valley though.

Yes… Lee valley has some, and books as well

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#5 posted 2691 days ago

Thanks for the Lee Valley site, wow that isn’t cheap to buy. I am going to start doing a search now and start learning, thanks for getting me started on my way.

Diane

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#6 posted 2691 days ago

Diane there is a little starter Woodburning set with different tips that screw in. I am not sure if this is what the craft stores have or not. The main trouble with this is it doesn’t have any feedback circuitry, so it cools as you use it and you would need to let it heat back up, guessing when it’s done etc. Highland Hardware ( If I remember rightly) and Woodcraft have these.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 2691 days ago

I see we are rubbing off on you Diane! I’m looking forward to your posts.

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#8 posted 2691 days ago

Dennis thanks for saying you are looking forward to my post, I hope I will have something interesting to post. I’m just looking into this right now so I’m not sure if I’ll be doing this yet. Yes, you are right you all are rubbing off on me :-), that’s not hard to do you are a special group of people, who wouldn’t want a part of being here. With the pyrography I like the ones that are also painted the best so far. I just found out Amazon.com has a good book on this, I’ll have my library see if they can locate the book for me to take out.

I have not really painted on wood yet but I think I will like it. At present I only paint on canvas. I tried painting on slate and am not crazy about the results I’ve gotten so far.

Diane

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