Pyrography, or wood burning, is a hobby that has been around for centuries. Today, it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Thanks in part to the wide range of wood burning kits available on the market.
Most kits include the burner, wood burning pen, tips and accessories. It is an easy way to get started in pyrography.
It's also important to choose the right type of wood for your project. Softwoods like pine and cedar are easy to burn. For more detail try harder woods like birch, maple or Italian Poplar.
When you're ready to start burning, be sure to use a light touch and take your time. Unlike other methods of woodworking, wood burning is difficult to undo, so it's important to work slowly and carefully.
With a little practice, you'll be able to create beautiful wood-burned designs.
What is the Difference Between Wood Burning Kits?
Not all kits are made the same. Manufacturers put together burning kits that fit many different people and uses. Our kits are high quality and the manufacturers have great customer service.
Many of the kits include a wood burning pen unit. This is the brains of your wood burning system. The unit is your power supply, includes a power cord and has adjustable temperature settings.
The wood burners range from beginner style to professional wood burning kits. Some have the capability of controlling multiple pens and a pen holder is pretty standard.
The wood burning pen hooks into this unit using a cord. The pyrography pen can be a fixed tip pen or a replaceable tip pen. The fixed tip pen has the wire tip attached to the pen, With a replaceable tip pen, there are two pieces.
The handpiece hooks into the cord on one end and allows a replaceable tip to be inserted into the other end. The pens are all pretty heat resistant and can handle a high temperature setting. Wood burning pens do not have to be as hot as soldering tips to do a good job. Low and slow will give you better results.
There are other accessories like cases, wood, sandpaper and books that may come with a kit. Explore and find the perfect one for your hobbies.
Burning on Wood the Low Down
Wood burning tools can be used on a paper, fabric, wood and leather to mention a few materials. When transferred onto wood, the burning tool gives the wood a unique burned appearance.
To transfer the pattern to the wood, use carbon papers. First, Trace the pattern onto the carbon paper. Then, Place the carbon paper on top of the wood piece, with the wax side down.
Use a pencil or other pointed object to trace over the pattern again. Press firmly so that the carbon paper makes an impression on the wood. Once you have finished tracing the pattern, remove the carbon paper to reveal your design.
Finally, use your wood burning tool to follow the lines of your design and burn the image into the wood. With a little practice, you'll be able to create beautiful wood burned pieces that are perfect for gifts or home decor. You can even use colorful pencils to embellish your burnings.