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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cooljeff, May 21, 2016.

  1. dennishoddy

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    What shows your ability to do subjects is that you have very little detail, yet it looks like one is there with the guy. Sun going down.
     
  2. cooljeff

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    Yes sir Dennis, you are correct. I am working toward buying a professional pyrograpghy kit for around $250. They make over 100 various tips for that model. It will allow me to do very small detail and lines u can't do at the moment.

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    Of the professional grade, I would personally recommend http://www.razertip.com/pyrography-pens.htm , specifically the SS-D10 (dual), I have 2 of them. Their customer service is top notch.

    I've been wood burning since I was 7/8ish, and started out with the very crude sets you can find at hobby lobby etc.

    Best tip I could give is to buy HD cables for your pens. The tips you think you'll use the most, buy the solid pen of them, and tips you think you'll use less common, buy them for the interchangeable pen. I have probably 30+ tips and 10 non interchageable pens.

    Lots more tips I can give, I could write about wood burning next to all day, but that's enough to get you started.
     
  4. cooljeff

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    Thank you my friend. I am being the two pen set in fact. It's already ordered. I am going to be putting the HD cables you mentioned on them for sure. Thank you for the tip. I will take all I can get, still learning a lot as I go. I have the skill for the art for sure, but becoming better everyday with the burner and I only have a hobby set at the moment.

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    Get a big piece of soft(ish) wood, and make a chart/grid. Map out your heat settings in increments with EACH tip you have. Row 1 is X heat, Row 2 is X heat, keep it consistent pressure across every tip and pen, and keep it as a reference, it will keep you from getting too hot, which is VERY easy with that burner. You can always go darker, but it's a PAIN to try and lighten something up when you do go too dark.

    Also, the quality mostly comes in the prep work of your surface. Sand the piece first. End the sanding with some very fine, and your lines will POP, and the wood will take better color, with less heat and pressure. Also, be careful dragging your hand, it's easier than one may think to smudge.

    Avoid having "a lot" of moving air around your working area. it will cause your tips to heat and cool strangely, causing your lines or shading to be irregular, especially on thinner tips like blades.

    Literature if you like to read and learn:

    A complete guide to the aro of woodburning: Sue Walters

    The Art and Craft of Pyrography: Lora S Irish
     
  6. cooljeff

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    Very good tips and info. I've been talking to some wood workers myself lately also. Thank you sir...

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    WOW! That is really impressive. Let me know when you start commissioning work.
     
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    Great work!
     
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    Great work let me know when u are taking orders I would like to have something done on remembrance of my dad
     
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    Here are a couple more I've done recently for teachers before the last day of school.

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