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I put a message on the Router introductory board and then had a problem finding my way to this one but with the help of a couple PM's I finally did.

I have never done any woodburning in my life but have done tons of scrollsawing and wood turning and general woodworking.
I am thinking of getting into wood burning as an addition to my hobbies .

I would like to know what it would cost to get into pyrography at the beginner level .
Suggestions of tools to use and most importantly , how small a space can be used if working in the house rather than in my shop and how do you control the smoke created . Is there a lot of smoke created with woodburning ? Would not want the smell of smoke all through the house...
I have a big shop with shop vac and 2 HP DC but the pyrography would not be done in the shop.

If I do get into woodburning I would probably want to do portraits from photos etc. .

Any and all help would be appreciated.
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You have come to the best place. We have a few of the best people here that may help you. Have you looked through the other post here? I am sure that you could post "what do I need" on the post that you just made, and start the post that way. This is a friendly group that will help you a lot. I guess is that someone will give you help! Please put your name, and where you are from, "state, or city" This will help you to be helped much better

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I am by no means an expert , but I burn while watching TV at night. I did this mostly to make pine boxes look a little better. Just yesterday I paided $10 for five burning tips. I also have the electic burner. I don't think I payed more than $20 for that. I have all of the Walnut Hollow farms wood burning books and I have a book called learning the art of Pyrography by Al Chapman. Any of these books would get you going and inspire you.
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Thaks for the info
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Your welcome William there are some real experts, that make money from burning ,are on this forum.
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Your welcome William there are some real experts, that make money from burning ,are on this forum.
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Thanks John .
I was actually having a bit of a problem navigating this site and joined another one in the meantime .
I am getting more used to this one now and will come back often.
I just orderd a burner with pens and tips this morning. I have never done pyrography before. Can't remember if I mentioned that earlier or not .

I have done extensive scrollsaw fretwork and turning so pyrograly is just going to another one of lifes little challenges .



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Sorry for the typos in my previous message.
I could not find the edit button.
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Sorry for the typos in my previous message.
I could not find the edit button.
Hi Bill,

You will be able to edit after you make your 10th post. This is one of the forum's security features, please be patient, you are almost there.

I have the Colwood Cub with an assortment of tips and other accessories. I have done a little burning, but far from being an expert.

You may want to contact Seawolf21 who is a member here as he has a lot of background in this area and can better answer some of your questions.

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Hi Bill,

You will be able to edit after you make your 10th post. This is one of the forum's security features, please be patient, you are almost there.
Well thanking you for that here gets me one step closer so thanks .

I tried to post a link to my picturetrail albums to show what kinds of woodworking I have playing around with but it wouldn't allow it because of fewer than tem messages .

Later . . . . . . . . .
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