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https://www.13abc.com/content/news/T...2Dw9RckPKVK8i0

I don't know from the article if he was using a home built high-voltage Lichtenberg wood burning unit or not, but they have claimed lives before

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Electrocuted while wood burning sounds like it Doug. With a standard hot iron almost all the current is converted to heat by resistance so virtually no chance he could be electrocuted that way. I've read that sticking a knife into an active toaster isn't as dangerous as it is reputed because of that reason.
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I've read that sticking a knife into an active toaster isn't as dangerous as it is reputed because of that reason.
let us know how that works out...
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I’m glad Herb quit doing it . My friend just seen a video of that guy making a coffee table using the microwave transformer to get that burnt look .
Although it makes for a very interesting effect , I want no part of it , as I’m just to much of a klutz .

What a terrible story for those children .There mother passed away and then the father
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Go to youtube and there are dozens of videos on doing it, and videos on how to make a setup, and likely not a one saying how dangerous they are. Never wanted to try one, I thought the results were ugly long before I found out how dangerous they were.

Youtube does have videos on woodburning with the handheld woodburning tools. Cost is around $10 or so, and while you might burn yourself with one, you won't get electrocuted. I like the results much better, even tho I don't use mine often. You want to burn designs in wood, get one of those.
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How very, very sad.
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A horrible accident and two little girls with no parents. How very sad.
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Breaks my heart.
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Tragic and sad. One organization has banned this process from demonstrations at the club level and symposiums.
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