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Forum topic by SheriDi posted 11-03-2013 07:17 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SheriDi

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11-03-2013 07:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pyrography

I am making a blanket chest as a wedding gift for very special friends. On the inside of the lid I am going to attach a heart made of Purpleheart with my friends names and their wedding date burned in. I’ve never done pyrography so I bought an inexpensive wood burning kit from Michaels. Well it lasted through the first three letters of the first name before the tip melted! Well, you get what you pay for!

So my question is about the tool. I see now that I’m going to have to invest in a much better tool but have absolutely zero knowledge on brands and types.

Anyone with any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor


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#1 posted 11-07-2013 03:19 AM

I don’t do woodburning myself, but some of the best I’ve seen on here are done by Jim Earl and DanaA1972. I’d PM them and ask what they use.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 03:54 AM

I have a Detail Master set. I haven’t used it much but some day I’d like to do some burning. I think this is a good starter one, has variable heat control and you can change tips for different types of burning. There was a LJ person that post a picture of a mask he did, just yesterday or the day before. He has a neat website with all kinds of info, tutorial and patterns. Here is his website: http://lsirish.com/ and here is the thread he started:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/54636

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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SheriDi

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 03:40 PM

Good info. Thanks for the replies!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 08:17 PM

Might I suggest that you practice first before committing to such a nice piece of furniture. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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SheriDi

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 10:07 PM

Yes, the piece I am actually lettering is a piece of purpleheart that will attach to the inside of the lid. So it won’t be attached til it’s good to go.

Thanks for the suggestion :)

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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