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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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After posting my doodling, scribbling message a couple hours ago I tried burning this one. It is actually a Betty Boop scroll saw pattern that I have had on my computer for many years. The pattern was made by Tom Mullane..

It is 8" x 11" . I chose this one as my first burn because I did not want to try something that required shading just yet. I also wanted to find out if I would be able to keep on the lines with straight pieces like the glass stem and the big round circle .

Hey . . this is fun . It goes faster than scroll sawing and no feeding a tiny blade through a bunch of holes to cut out pieces and no sawdust.
I was surprised that the amount of smoke from burning is almost nil (at least on this particular piece) and it has a rather pleasant smell while burning.
So far I am just using scrap wood to practice on. Notice the nail or screw holes top and bottom .

Next one that I will start on this afternoon will have quite a bit more detail than this one and some shading that I will probably need lots of practice on. If it is at all presentable I will show it when done.

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Very nice Bill the bottom of that glass comes to life. And I think you solved your pattern problem. You have loads of scroll saw patterns that can be altered for wood burning.
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Great looking piece Bill.




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Excellent! Hmm... maybe I am gonna have to give this burning a try.

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Bill,
Nice job. I ahve not tried burning. That looks like fun. I am in the process of trying everything and jsut don't have the equipemnt or time to do it all. I like the idea of less sawdust.

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Thanks for all the nice comments.
Wish I had tried burning years ago. It is quite enjoyable and more relaxing than scroll sawing which I used to do a LOT of..
Now I just have to experiment with some of the seven different tips I got with the burner . Won't try that until I get the Sue Walters book I am waiting for from the library.
I sure have a lot to learn about pyrography but have been checking out lots of on line info while waiting for that book .

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Nice job. I ahve not tried burning. That looks like fun. I am in the process of trying everything and jsut don't have the equipemnt or time to do it all. I like the idea of less sawdust.

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yes , there is no sawdust at all apart from if you saw your own panels out of full size sheets of plywood like I do.

I know some scrollers that just buy the size of pieces they want already pre-cut from hobby stores. Probably some wood burners do the same thing. It costs more that way but for ones that don't have a table saw it is worth it for them and in that case they never see (or breath) any sawdust.
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