The set was built for people that love to write with fire.
And it suits a variation of pattern designs, so what you can create with it is solely limited to your imagination.
Like Lower Case and Mini Lower Case Alphabet, the Uppercase Alphabet Personalization set is quite cheap.
So if you are a pyrographer on a tight budget, you can afford to buy this set.
What is Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Uppercase Personalization Set?
Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Personalization is a collection of 26 letters of the Alphabet designed as a package for Pyrography.
With this set, you can brand and/or personalize any surface, including leather, gourds, papers, and pyrography woods.
All the letters are 5/8-inch tall and the width varies by letter.
Because heat is involved in the process when creating your pyrography patterns with this set, it is important to take safety into account.
Never change hot letters with your bare hand; use pliers instead.
According to Walnut Hollow, every single letter in this set can fit any Walnut Hollow tool, including the 28094 Hobby Tool, a 24414 Detailer, and a 5570 Value Woodburner.
Who Created Walnut Hollow Hotstamps?
The Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Set is a product of Walnut Hollow, a corporation that was founded by Dave Ladd and his family in 1972.
When the company started, Dave’s focus was wholly on preserving the environment. It wasn’t until Dave’s wife, Nancy, picked an interest in creating unique woodcraft projects that the family began to focus on art.
Their finished pieces was well received by the Dodgeville community. And that’s when the family decided to take the art and craft concept seriously.
Today, Walnut Hollow doesn’t just concentrate on woodland conservation. The company also produces high quality accessories for craft, art, hobby, and hardware industries.
Who Should Buy the Walnut Hollow Set?
Whether you are a pyrography beginner, an intermediate Woodburner, or a professional artist, you may want to consider this set.
If you are a beginner, this set is an awesome collection that you can use to burn simple letters on different surfaces.
Whether you want to burn your name on a piece of paper or you want to write “I LOVE YOU” on a piece of smooth basswood, this set is a good option.
If you are an intermediate artist, you can use the Walnut Hollow Hotstamps to add some unique letter or word patterns to your existing projects.
Walnut Hollow Hotstamps is also good for professional pyrographers who would like to add uppercase letters or words to various projects.
What Tools Should I Use with Walnut Hollow Hotstamps?
For the best results, use pyrography tools designed by Walnut Hollow. At the time of this writing, only four woodburners work well with the personalization set.
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool
This tool has a variation of temperature control, so you have full control of the heat when burning your patterns.
Bundled in a well-built heat shield, and covered by a comfort grip, you can use the Creative Versa Tool for long without noticing the heat.
Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner Value Pen
It is also known as an Introduction Value Pen.
The Creative Woodburner Value Pen is a backup spare and an introductory woodburner for beginners, intermediate, and professional users.
It comes with a user manual with instructions on how to use the tips.
Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner Detailer
This tool helps you to achieve fine details, high quality definition, and better contrast for every letter in the Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Uppercase Alphabet Set for pyrography.
It is important to use a temperature regulator to get a better operating temperature.
Walnut Hollow Creative Hobby Tool
This was designed for enthusiasts who love to experiment with different pyrography patterns.
According to Walnut Hollow, the Hobby Tool can heat up to 950 degrees F and 520 degrees C.
What’s the Best Surface to Use with Walnut Hollow Hotstamps?
Sometimes Pyrography doesn’t mean writing with fire on wood alone. Sometimes it means writing your patterns on any surface.
Walnut Hollow has designed the Uppercase Hotstamps for a variety of surfaces. You can use woods, papers, leathers, or cards.
Walnut Hollow Set Best Practices
Here are some best practices that can help you get the most out of this personalization set.
- While it is not necessary to practice before working on your project, it is highly recommended – especially for beginners.
- Do not bend when screwing a point in and/or out of the tool
- Pressing a hotstamp too hard on a surface won’t get you the best results. It’s best to let the heat of the woodburner do the work.
- Always use pliers to unscrew a hot tip
- Always use fine graphite powder when working with the tips. The powder ensures the tip doesn’t stick in the tool.
- Good for a pyrographer on a tight budget
- The set can fit any Walnut Hollow Tool
- The letters take a very short time to heat. According to many users, five minutes is usually good enough.
- Anyone can use this set to create anything he or she likes. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, an intermediate woodburner, or an experience pyrographer.
- The set has all the 26 letters of the alphabet
- The set does not include numbers, unfortunately
- You cannot brand multiple letters at once, so some patterns will take a lot of time to complete