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    Default Any Pyrography tips for a newbie?

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    Just for my first Pyrography iron and am about to attack a pile of beech - before I go and make a hash of it (and very likely burn myself / char the table / scorch the curtains) has anyone got any tips or pointers?

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    Yup - take a peek at the Hints & Tips page on my site. Hopefully it'll help you avoid making all the same mistakes I did!
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    Or wait until 2010 for a book on pyrography by a friendly moderator to be published...

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    Scorch, your website is great by the way. I remember looking at it nearly 3 years ago when I was looking into buying my first pyro machine of my very own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodtattoos View Post
    Or wait until 2010 for a book on pyrography by a friendly moderator to be published...

    Si.
    Do we all get cheap (signed) copies?

    What I can't find is a guide to which nibs are good for which style of line / shading. I've had a few goes, getting the hang of nice even lines without (too many) blotches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitepebblebay View Post
    Do we all get cheap (signed) copies?
    Signed... yes, of course!

    Cheap? Might be a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodtattoos View Post
    Signed... yes, of course!

    Cheap? Might be a problem...
    OK, I'll settle for heavilly discounted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitepebblebay View Post
    OK, I'll settle for heavilly discounted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodtattoos View Post
    Scorch, your website is great by the way. I remember looking at it nearly 3 years ago when I was looking into buying my first pyro machine of my very own!
    Hey, Si - I just saw this... Thank you SO much! What a nice thing to say.

    I'm really glad it's helped you - that was what I was hoping for. Roy Childs kinda talked me into creating a site when I bought the machine & was corresponding witrh him about stepdown boxes, and I'm glad I did it...

    It's actually sadly out of date, as I have some technical issues with updating it, and have had for some time. (Don't ask... as a techy, I should know better than to let anyone else get their hands on it... but I did! Sigh... ) I'm hoping to be able to get a complete revamp sometime soon, though...




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