When most beginners start wood burning projects, they often have no clue how to get things right. This happens to everyone who holds a Pyrography pen for the first time in their life. As a beginner, though, there are always tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of your wood burning experience.
A good wood burning tool is one that is lightweight and easy to hold. This tool is ideal for wood burning letters and designs, as it is easy to hold and manipulate. It comes with several nice tips to use in projects: a chisel tip (my personal favorite), a cone-shaped tip, a rounded tip, and a teardrop-shaped tip. Wood burning for beginners is so much easier with the proper tool on hand!
If you invest in the right tool, developing your wood burning skills should be easy enough. Whether you are in this to create personalized projects or for the professional part of it, it will be a must that you choose the best tools.
Perhaps one of the common mistakes that many wood burning beginners make is failing to keep their tools clean. As advised by Pyrography Online, keeping your tools clean is an integral part that makes Pyrography what it is.
Keep the tip of your woodburner as clean as possible. As you work, carbon builds up on the tip, causing even light, smooth burn strokes to become black. Clean your tip often using the manufacturer’s recommended method.
You want to make sure your Pyrography tools are clean so they can last for a very long time before you can think of replacing them with a new set.
The guys at Wood Working Talk suggests that you must mind the heat of your tools. After all you are burning with fire.
Woodburning pens get hot, so you need to watch out for burns and heat-related damage. Never touch the pen anywhere other than the grip surface until it has completely cooled down. If you need to remove or otherwise touch a hot burning tip, use a small pair of pliers to do so. If you’re changing tips, insert the new tip with pliers as well since it may heat up quickly. You can place hot tips in heat-resistant glass, ceramic or metal bowls while they cool.
You need to be careful not to touch the tool anywhere else beyond the gripping point. The last thing you want happening it accidents caused by heat.
With these tips, and a lot more others published on this blog, it should be easy to get started in burning with fire. Also, it should be easy for you to come up with solid ideas so you can design high quality patterns on your own – beyond the basics.