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I have read that graphite paper should be used for tracing patterns for pyrography rather than ordinary carbon paper.

Called my small town stationery store because there are no hobby stores here and they want almost a dollar a sheet for 12 x 16 size.
Seems rather expensive.
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pyrography paper you can pick it up at your front door

Amazon.com: pyrography paper

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I just use carbon paper on pine. I also use carbon paper to trace letters on wood some times.
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I wonder if we are thinking of the same thing. ?
I thought the graphite paper was something similar to carbon paper where you put it under a pattern or picture to trace an outline right onto the wood and then remove the pattern and the paper out of the way . ..

How does this work ? . A quote from Amazon on their pyrography paper .

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Pyrography paper used to burn patterns onto wood.
Can burn right through the paper

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You trace, draw, or print (on an inkjet printer, laser printer, or copier) a design on PyroPaperTM, cut around the tracing, tape it to your wood or gourd, and woodburn right though it! 50 Sheets (not pictured)
What happens to this paper if you burn right through it? Does it wrinkle and smoke or does it hold the pattern to it . Never heard of anything like that? Goes to show that I am not even a rookie burner yet
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Ok I have used grafite paper it came with some stencils.But because I am cheep I just trace things on to what I intend to burn. The grafite paper just held up to the heat leaving the pattern on the wood. No fire like you would get with cheap carbon paper.
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Ok I have used grafite paper it came with some stencils.But because I am cheep I just trace things on to what I intend to burn. The grafite paper just held up to the heat leaving the pattern on the wood. No fire like you would get with cheap carbon paper.
That's interesting .
I have a lot to learn while waiting for my burning equipment to arrive.


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Hi Bill,

I visited your web site and see that you are a very accomplished turner and scroller.

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Bill,
I use Saral graphite transfer paper. It comes in a 12' x 12-1/2" wide roll and it was like $7 at the local fabric store.

It seems to work well and is easy to erase.

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