I love pyrography as an art, because there are no limits to my creativity. One of the areas that I have always struggled with, though, is getting the best woods ready for writing with fire. After doing a lot of research, I came up with three videos that can help you get your woods ready for the job.
Dylan’s DIY Workshop is one of the top go-to guides that teach beginners – like you – how to prepare wood for burning.
In this video I go over a few ways to prepare wood for wood burning/pyrography. I also go over which way I like the best and which way tends to produce the best results! So I hope you can add to your wood burning know-how today.
You will love the guide because the author even includes samples of their creations, so you can have a clear picture of what exactly is going on.
The Learning Droid also has a guide that will walk you through everything you need to know about preparing your wood for the task ahead.
This video shows the basic steps I go through just to prepare some basic bits of storebought model shop style wood planks.
This video is long than the first one, which means it is a lot more detailed. But we’ll leave that up to do you to decide anyway.
There is another video from Dylan DIY Shop, which we think was worth including as the third option in this guide.
Here is a video explaining how to prepare wood for wood burning. (how to prep wood for pyrography)
You can use what you learn from this video to make the process of preparing your wood very easy, and fast.
These guides are in-depth. So, it would be great if you can pay close attention to the coach so you can get the most out of each guide.