Ads

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Any Pyrography tips for a newbie?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Any Pyrography tips for a newbie?

    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?

    Thanks.
    Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistant one.
    - A. Einstein

    Hand crafted Driftwood gifts and homewares from North Devon
    www.whitepebblebay.co.uk

  • #2
    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!
    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

    Comment


    • #3
      Or wait until 2010 for a book on pyrography by a friendly moderator to be published...

      Si.
      Wood Tattoos
      Decorative Pyrography for all Occasions - Author of "Woodburning with Style" (2010) and "Learn to Burn" (2013)
      Facebook
      Flickr
      Twitter

      Comment


      • #4
        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!
        Wood Tattoos
        Decorative Pyrography for all Occasions - Author of "Woodburning with Style" (2010) and "Learn to Burn" (2013)
        Facebook
        Flickr
        Twitter

        Comment


        • #5
          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!
          Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistant one.
          - A. Einstein

          Hand crafted Driftwood gifts and homewares from North Devon
          www.whitepebblebay.co.uk

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Whitepebblebay View Post
            Do we all get cheap (signed) copies?
            Signed... yes, of course!

            Cheap? Might be a problem...
            Wood Tattoos
            Decorative Pyrography for all Occasions - Author of "Woodburning with Style" (2010) and "Learn to Burn" (2013)
            Facebook
            Flickr
            Twitter

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
              Signed... yes, of course!

              Cheap? Might be a problem...
              OK, I'll settle for heavilly discounted!
              Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistant one.
              - A. Einstein

              Hand crafted Driftwood gifts and homewares from North Devon
              www.whitepebblebay.co.uk

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Whitepebblebay View Post
                OK, I'll settle for heavilly discounted!
                Wood Tattoos
                Decorative Pyrography for all Occasions - Author of "Woodburning with Style" (2010) and "Learn to Burn" (2013)
                Facebook
                Flickr
                Twitter

                Comment


                • #9
                  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...
                  Cheers,
                  Scorch

                  Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                  Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X