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    I saw someone at at outdoor craft market using their pyrography iron to personalise there and then.
    It struck me later on - how did they do that. How did they get electricity to plug into in the middle of the street?
    Sorry for a really daft question!
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    Hello,

    Some markets will provide electricity points (even outdoors markets) for an extra charge it depends on the market. I have also seen stall-holders with their own small generators. Usually all electrical equipment you use has to have some kind of safety certificate though.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by samigail View Post
      I saw someone at at outdoor craft market using their pyrography iron to personalise there and then.
      It struck me later on - how did they do that. How did they get electricity to plug into in the middle of the street?
      Sorry for a really daft question!
      Its all to do with "Magic". It wasn't an iron it was a wand.

      LOL

      Ignore me, I know nothing about Pyrography so it is all magic to me.
      Carol
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      • #4
        HI
        thanks
        I knew I was being dim - I should have thought of an electricity generator!
        doh!!
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        • #5
          There's three ways - some places do provide you with a 'leccy point (even in the street!), or you could bring a mini-generator (though you'd hear that running) or you can make a pyro iron run on a car battery, with some special electronic gizmo.

          I was supplied with 'leccy so I could demo pyrography at the Oyster Fayre, and that's in a field!

          My machine is at the back of the stall, here :
          Cheers,
          Scorch

          Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
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          • #6
            Thanks scorch
            I so far take orders to do at home at fairs (i've only been doing schools and churches). I've been pretty nervous about the numbers of children around.
            It would be nice to think I could build up to personalising there and then though.
            I looked up the price of a generator - it was a small one said suitable for camping aswell etc, that ran on petrol. V pricey though. It's something I'll have to build up to gradually I think
            It would be easier with indoor fairs if near a leccy point but still at school's I think i'd be too nervous of all the children!
            Fiona
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            • #7
              Mmm, I know what you mean. The kids have been well-behaved at the places I've been, but it can be a worry. Maybe a gold or silver pen is a better option?

              One thing to bear in mind is that a genny is heavy, needs petrol, and will make a nasty smell and a nasty noise. I'd go for the car-battery option, if it was me...
              Cheers,
              Scorch

              Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
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