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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-22-2014 09:43 PM 1077 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2014 09:43 PM

Hi All,

I’m interested in trying out wood burning ( like the first link below)and I am just wondering if you guys know of a good brand.. I’ve come across a Dremel one in Home Depot (2nd link below) but I’m a believer in ” you get what you pay for” this one is $20 ..

Any tips or recommendations welcomed as always!!!!

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 10-22-2014 10:10 PM

I’ve got the Weller, looks exactly like that Dremel one except it’s orange…. I’ve only used mine for doing ink transfers, but I would suggest getting one that has variable temperature control, like this one. Mine gets hot really quick and it kind of a pain to dissipate the heat constantly… The Walnut Hollow one is pretty cheap too, but seems like a god starter kit.


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#2 posted 10-22-2014 11:46 PM

I’ve been doing wood burning and leather burning for years….Both models of burners I have came from Walnut Hollow…at least 25+ years ago….They are good ones…..If I remember right, the one I use most gets to about 900 degrees (?), and the other a litttle less )I think around 700 degrees)...To keep them from getting “too hot to handle”, I wrap cork around the handle where you hold it the most to get the best pressure, and just put a rubber band around the cork….It really makes a difference in how long you can keep using it…..You’ll enjoy the wood burning once you get going….try it on leather, too…......If you do leather, use the inside of the cow hide (the rough part) burns better than the slick tanned stuff….....Don’t burn a hole in anything…!!!!!!!! Oh yea…they come with a little wire cradle so you can rest the burner on….....

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 02:14 AM

Thanks guys

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 10:43 PM

I have the Walnut Hollow Versa-tool. It’s adjustable for temperature and has a fairly nice array of tips to choose from. With a discount coupon from Hobby Lobby I got it for about $18. Haven’t done much burning on wood but quite a bit on leather. If you try this, use ONLY vegetable tanned leather. Any thing else will be difficult to burn on and the fumes from the tanning chemicals can do you a big hurt.

Try for more info and some nice ideas.

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