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Wood Burning

Postby Quintessence » 08 Aug 2015, 16:43

Greetings fellows!

Any wood burners about? Wood burning is a craft I picked up later in my artistic life, but we can create some fantastic things with it. I thought I'd share one creation in particular, because I made it to store the gwers from OBOD in (pardon the blurry nature of the photo):
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The top set of leaves are Quercus alba (white oak), the middle set of leaves Quercus velutina (black oak), and the last set of leaves Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak). These are mainstay tree species in my homeland: the bur oak relates to the tallgrass prairie and savanna ecosystems, while the other two oaks are mainstays of the deciduous forest that is more common in the eastern half of the state. I was thinking of staining it with my home-made black walnut dye, but I decided I liked how it looked with the raw, unfinished pine wood.

Are there any neat wood burning projects you would like to share with us?
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby ShadowCat » 09 Aug 2015, 07:24

O that is nice...
Mine are stashed in a few folders in one of my desk-drawers in my office.

I've never done pyrography before. I'm currently waiting for the local Lidl to have a kit available again in their periodical bargains, so I can start on a set of ogam staves.
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Michael C. Page » 09 Aug 2015, 14:17

Oh that's beautiful :)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby MoonPryderi » 10 Aug 2015, 15:57

great idea :)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Reuils » 12 Aug 2015, 15:45

I really like that :)

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Re: Wood Burning

Postby serendreamer » 01 Dec 2015, 02:22

I am a total beginner with Pyrography, I have recently bought a pyrography pen with 5 tips as I had a project I wanted to do and would love some advice. the pen I bought was a 30watt one from ebay but I have been unable to burn the wood discs unless I don't use any tip just the actual pen tip itself - the wood is made of beech and I have sanded it smooth and rubbed in beeswax to feed the wood before burning.
it works fine using this method but I was disappointed that I couldent get the other tips to work for shading, dotwork or just drawing straight lines - am I doing something wrong or is the pen likely to be faulty?
any practical advice would be very welcome as I really want to progress with this
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Dogrose » 01 Dec 2015, 14:27

O that is nice...
Mine are stashed in a few folders in one of my desk-drawers in my office.

I've never done pyrography before. I'm currently waiting for the local Lidl to have a kit available again in their periodical bargains, so I can start on a set of ogam staves.
Looks like Lidl have them in from this Thursday for only £7.99 if anyone is interested, I'm not sure what they are like to use but the price is good.

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Re: Wood Burning

Postby LittleAcorn » 25 May 2016, 12:58

I'm relatively new at pyrography, but it's something I like to dabble in every now and then because I love working with wood. I just have a basic pyrography kit, nothing special or capable of great detail.

This was a discarded fence panel I found in the woods on a walk that I sanded down and turned into this hanging sign currently in my porch. "Mitakuye Oyasin" is a phrase from the Lakota language. It is used in many Sioux prayers. The phrase translates as "all my relations" and is a prayer of oneness and harmony with all forms of life.

Very fitting to be the first thing people see when they walk into my house :)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Najary » 25 May 2016, 17:33

Really nice =)

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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Heddwen » 25 May 2016, 18:55

Beautiful woodburning, I always wondered what that meant.

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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Journey » 25 May 2016, 19:39

I love wood burning but am still pretty new at it, nothing so elaborate. I make runes and combine rune tiles, have decorated the tops of a few boxes for gifts, etc. Love it though. :yay: Actually this weekend I am making a set of Runes from a friends favorite Pear tree from her yard. They are military and she is having to move leaving her much loved house and there pear trees behind. This way she will get to take a special small piece of her home with her. I post pics when I am finished with what I am working on now. :)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Oakapple » 26 May 2016, 20:39

Hi Serendreamer, I'm no expert at woodburning and I know its a long time since your question!, I just wondered if your woodburning tool works ok with the tips on untreated wood? You said you had rubbed it with beeswax before burning, maybe it would work better if you did that afterwards. It would be good to know if this makes any difference.
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Alboin Gron » 10 Jan 2017, 23:56

These are of my first try in wood burning. But I don't know where I will use them :-)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Briar Fox » 11 Jan 2017, 04:58

I've not gotten into wood burning...yet.... I'm just here to stalk people who can do it... hehe... I love this! its absolutely beautiful, good work :)

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Re: Wood Burning

Postby waiata » 09 Oct 2017, 19:40

I made this box to store my gwersi... I cut it out of one piece of recycled timber. There were some tiny scraps left over, and I could not bear to throw them away, so made the letter rack...
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby Runefang » 09 Oct 2017, 21:11

I made this box to store my gwersi... I cut it out of one piece of recycled timber. There were some tiny scraps left over, and I could not bear to throw them away, so made the letter rack...
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That's really nice. I've just got some crummy cardboard box from the Supermarket for my Gwersi at the mo. Perhaps I might take inspiration from this and craft something (eventually). :)
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Re: Wood Burning

Postby shirley mclaren » 10 Oct 2017, 07:32

Albion - thread a cord through and make necklaces. I would buy one.
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