Beginners Guide To Woodburning
Beginners guide to woodburning is post about Basics bookmarked by tommy with ID 1221505097 was uploaded on 25-01-2019 and has been viewed 309,417 times.
This week I want to talk about woodburning - also known as pyrography.Woodburning is a great affordable alternative to laser engraving, and you might find it even more fun.With a woodburning pen, the quality of results rely on the artist's own hand.
So let's talk about some basics.THE WOOD You can use any kind of wood for woodburning, but light colored woods are the best.You can buy small pieces of clear, sanded pine at craft stores like Michaels.
I'm using some 1/4' plywood here.I don't recommend using open-grain woods, such as oak.Make sure to sand the wood as smooth as possible to let the pen move easier.320 grit paper will do the trick.IMAGE TRANSFER If you are very talented, you can just burn freehand, like sketching.
But most of us will probably need to follow a design or drawing.One way is to print out an image you like and transfer it to your workpiece with carbon paper or with pencil graphite.This is a very time consuming and tedious method because it requires tracing the design by hand.
I would only use this for the simplest line drawings.If you have a laser printer, you can do a...