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lady4feet
« on: May 28, 2007 06:01:21 PM »

This is my first woodburning project and I got to say it's not the greatest but I still like it. The pics (except the little stars) are from sublime stitching craftopia pattern.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0232.jpg

On some parts, mostly the writing it looks like I gouged the wood more then burned it. Was this from the tip not being hot enough or was I just pressing to hard  Huh

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/lady4feet/IMG_0234.jpg

I was thinking about adding some color with a wash but I'm not sure, what do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007 07:01:58 PM »

I've never heard of woodburning. That's amazing! Hehe, I love what you chose to burn into pictures.

How'd you do it? Huh
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007 09:12:20 PM »

WIP's- have you seriously never heard of woodburning? There is a tool that plugs into electricity and the tip gets very hot and you just draw it across the wood to burn your design. Well there's more to it than that, but that is what it is. I bet if you look on the internet you'll find some really awesome work out there.

lady4feet- very cute little sign.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2007 09:17:57 PM »

WIP's- have you seriously never heard of woodburning?

Seriously. Cheesy

There is a tool that plugs into electricity and the tip gets very hot and you just draw it across the wood to burn your design. Well there's more to it than that, but that is what it is. I bet if you look on the internet you'll find some really awesome work out there.

Oh, that's very cool. I get it. I'm going to go search it right now. Thanks, susan. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007 09:51:33 PM »

On some parts, mostly the writing it looks like I gouged the wood more then burned it. Was this from the tip not being hot enough or was I just pressing to hard  Huh

Do you have a burner with a universal tip, or one that has interchangable tips?  Best thing for script or curved lines is the rounded point tip.  You will get cleaner lines this way.  But...it looks great, keep up to good work.
As for color, I have done this before, but only in certain areas.  Such as a pink wash on the dress form, red pin cushion, ect.  All over color rarely looks good.

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007 11:53:46 PM »

For a first project you are well on your way.

As for pressing, you shouldn't really be pressing much at all. My dad always explained it as an aeroplane coming into land and then taking off again. It makes it much slower to burn but you get neater results. However that comes with practice more than anything else as you get to know your wood and pen better.

Temperature could be the problem, especially if you have a single temp pen, but with practice you can work round that so keep it up  Smiley

What wood were you using, because that can also seriously affect the quality of the burn as they burn at different temperatures and have different grain?
For example, ash is difficult to burn as it burns hot, pine is almost impossible to get neat (although a rustic finish is sometimes nice) etc. Experiment with different types of wood until you find ones you like. You are definitely on the right track.




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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007 04:36:44 AM »

On some parts, mostly the writing it looks like I gouged the wood more then burned it. Was this from the tip not being hot enough or was I just pressing to hard  Huh

Do you have a burner with a universal tip, or one that has interchangable tips?  Best thing for script or curved lines is the rounded point tip.  You will get cleaner lines this way.  But...it looks great, keep up to good work.
As for color, I have done this before, but only in certain areas.  Such as a pink wash on the dress form, red pin cushion, ect.  All over color rarely looks good.

Sorcha

One with interchangeable tips, it's just a cheap one from Hobby Lobby nothing fancy. For the script I started using the rounded point tip but the pen was getting so hot it was starting to be uncomfortable to hold so I took a break and decided to use a different point.

For a first project you are well on your way.

As for pressing, you shouldn't really be pressing much at all. My dad always explained it as an aeroplane coming into land and then taking off again. It makes it much slower to burn but you get neater results. However that comes with practice more than anything else as you get to know your wood and pen better.

Temperature could be the problem, especially if you have a single temp pen, but with practice you can work round that so keep it up  Smiley

What wood were you using, because that can also seriously affect the quality of the burn as they burn at different temperatures and have different grain?
For example, ash is difficult to burn as it burns hot, pine is almost impossible to get neat (although a rustic finish is sometimes nice) etc. Experiment with different types of wood until you find ones you like. You are definitely on the right track.


Oh thanks for the tip, I like that description. The wood was just one of those cheap plaques you can buy at the craft store. I think it's basswood maybe? Something really soft. Maybe I'll upgrade for my next project.

Thanks for the comments and tips guys!
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2007 07:02:08 AM »

That looks awesome!
You should email the pictures to Jenny, I'll bet she would just love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007 03:12:40 PM »

for a first effort, it's not bad.  As others have stated, you just need to practice on different kinds of wood.  I have found the best wood for burning is maple, although it's sort of expensive.  Go to your local cabinetmakers shop and see if you can beg a piece of maple.

Also, all woodburners are different.  There are the cheapie hobby-type burners that are about 18 watts.  The next step up is about 35 watts.  After that, you get into professional-type burners.  Tips are different also and again, just practice with them. 

Good luck and have fun.  You are off to a good start.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2007 05:37:05 PM »

Usually, if it's getting too hot to hold, you are holding it too tight.  Loosen your grip a little, and that might help.

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