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I would like to share with you some woodburners on the market.

Walnut Hallow Value Pen for Beginners and Intermediate woodburners.

This is the perfect pen for anyone wishing to learn woodburning or those needing a reliable back-up pen.

The pen is supplied with four different screw-in points to get you started and will accept  any of Walnut Hollow’s other points.

The on/off switch is mounted on the cord for ease of use.

The heat shield helps protect your hand from the heat while working.

The average price is between $13.00 – $15.00 usd

 

Walnut Hallow Versa Tool

The creative Versa-Tool user can choose the temperature most appropriate for their project. They control the heat of the tool depending upon the surface and techniques.

The Versa-Tool is best for Hot knife cutting, woodburning, image transferring, stencil cutting, soldering, paper crafting, Hot stamping and Fabric Embossing.

The average price is between $20.00 – $30.00 usd

 

Razertip – Dual SSD-10 Burner

The Razertip line of tools have been setting the standard in Canada for 14 years and they are now available in the U.S. The SS-D10 is Razertip’s workhorse, with many features not found on any other burner.

Dual hand-piece capability allows you to have 2 pens plugged in at the same time and change between them at the flick of a switch. This is particulary useful if your work calls for frequent hand piece changes. The SS-D10’s extra low end temperature adjustment allows you to turn the heat down further if the “1” setting is still too Hot.

The average price is between $145.00 – $165.00 usd. pens are sold separately that range between $20.00 – $35.00 usd

 

Colwood Super Pro 2

The Super Pro is Colwood’s most versatile unit and features a wider heat range that is more powerful than the Detailer and Cub models.

The front panel switch allows to have two different tip styles set up and ready to use. Two hand piece clips for mounting hand pieces, two terminal barriers for easy replacement of hand piece cords.

Separate , lighted on/off switch. High visible, slanted front panel.

The average base price range is between $100.00 – $200.00 usd. you can include more tips when you buy and they run between $10.00 – $15.00 usd each.

With the Super Pro 2 that I use my total investment is close to $350.00 usd

My Razer-tip SSD-10 investment is close to $300.00 usd. It all depends how much you are going to use the woodburner you purchase and how much you are willing to invest into your Hobby.

 

Now if I can share with you three books that have a wealth of information.

If you want to experience the joy of creating stunning pyrograpghy art, all you need is an inexpensive woodburning tool and the Great Book of Woodburning. In this fully illustrated, 200-page guide, nationally recognized artist and pyrograpgher Lora S. Irish shares her expertise and reveals her secrets for creating beautiful burned images from any drawing, pattern, or photograph. In no time, you’ll be doing everything from shading to composition as you adorn furniture, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, and much, much more.

 

In Pyrography Workbook, internationally renowned Australian pyrographer Sue Walters offers inspiration and sound practical information that will open your eyes to the artistic potential of pyrography. Whether you’re a novice or an advanced burner, the engaging style and award – winning talents of Sue Walters will remove the mystery from this captivating art form and make it a more enjoyable experience.

In addition to a gallery of her work, three step-by-step projects, and a selection of original patterns to inspire future burning, Sue Walters explores:

Practical and necessary aspects of safety and work area set-up

Equipment and timber selection

Preparing the wood and transferring the design

Special nib techniques and how to apply them

Textures, patterns, and unusual pyrographical variations

Burning on leather, gourds, bark, and other material

The integration and use of color in pyrography.

In Woodburning with Syle, award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton takes the craft of pyrography, which literally means “writing with fire” and stands it on end. He describes his fresh, artistic creations as “Wood Tattoos,” not only because of the visual similarity in the drawing and creative process, but each finished piece has a distinctive story to tell.

With his contemporary flair and creative use of pattern and texture, Easton will take you on a journey from the concepts and basics of woodburning to the tips and techniques that will encourage your creativity and develop your style. Nine step-by-step projects-including coasters, key rings, and a wall clock-are mixed in with expert lessons covering everything from making simple marks to texturing and lettering.

Regardless of your artistic ability, woodburning is a rewarding craft that’s practically infinite in its applications. And with Easton’s guidance, you’ll quickly find your own creative niche within the art form. So, whether you’re a beginner or have been woodburning for years- Woodburning with Style will inspire and inform you with its beautiful designs, expert techniques, and creative vision.

 

 

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