Pyrography has a very long history, dating back to the 90s when the art was so simple. Today, it has developed into an art that is limited only to your creativity and skills. Right until now, you already know so much about Pyrography. From the best Pyrography tools to the best Pyrography patterns to try, there is so much that we have talked about already.
But for someone who has never burned wood with fire, this whole thing can seem quite confusing. In addition to our Pyrography for beginners guide, here are things that you need to know about right now.
If you are still wondering what the heck Pyrography is, a post by Wikipedia is all you need as reference. From the history of this art to safety requirements, you can learn about burning with fire in less than an hour.
Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. Pyrography is also popular among gourd crafters and artists, where designs are burned onto the exterior of a dried hard-shell gourd.
The goal of this guide is to make the whole concept clear. So we recommend taking your time to read and understand the whole thing.
The whole concept of writing wood with fire is that you need to have wood and fire for the art. And according to this article on Life Hacker, wood is as significant as the tools required for the art.
You can use free pallet wood for pyrography, as long as you make sure they are sanded down smooth and are free of any chemicals. A better option, though, would be pine boards from your home center or lumber yard. Give them a light sand and you’ll be ready to start burning.
Of course, there are different types of woods on the planet, but you can’t use just any of them for the art. You have to stick to the recommended wood types to get the most out of this art.
As you perfect your wood-burning skills, you may start having health concerns. A post on Pyrography World suggests that wood burning health and safety is important, and we, too, think this is something you shouldn’t ignore.
Pyrography can be a very fun hobby but there are several risk factors that you need to be aware of. We get asked a lot about the safety of the hobby specifically when it comes to inhaling fumes produced when burning wood. While this is an obvious concern there are other things you need to be aware of before you get into woodburning. In addition to the fumes there is a very real fire hazard as well as harmful sawdust that could be inhaled or be an irritant to your skin.
Pyrography world outlines handy safety concepts that are worth reading. So, it is ideal that you go through the story to learn how you can enjoy wood burning while keeping safe.
Covering the concept of Pyrography, the type of woods to use, the tools required, and the safety measures to take actually covers it all. You can check our home page for more guides on wood burning.