Pyrography Workbook: A Complete Guide to Woodburning for Woodworkers and Crafters

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Woodworkers interested in woodburning will build their skill level through these three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. They will learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners. ...

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Overview

Woodworkers interested in woodburning will build their skill level through these three step-by-step projects for beginner, intermediate, and advanced burners. They will learn how to prepare wood surfaces before burning, how to transfer a design or pattern, and how to select materials for burning, coloring, and finishing a project. Methods for burning onto wood, leather, paper, bark, and antlers, are detailed alongside ample pictures of pyrography on the various materials that will inspire novice woodburners. Numerous techniques are also discussed, including solar, negative, relief, engraving, torch, and hot wire. The most difficult area for burners-how to realistically create animal fur, feathers, and eyes-is addressed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232587
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 231,952
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Internationally-renowned Australian pyrogrpaher, Sue Walters, is a self-taught woodburner. She has won numerous international pyrographic art awards including 2002 and 2003 Australian Society of Miniature Art International Competition, 2003 Melbourne Working with Wood Woodworking Competition, 2002 Australian National Woodcarving Competition, 2002 Canadian Woodcarving Championships, 2001 Ontario Woodcarvers Association Championships, 2001 Ottawa Woodcarving Championships, and 2001 Hawkwind Wood Carvers Competition. Sue Walters is a frequent contributor to Wood Carving Illustrator and Scroll Saw Workshop magazines. She is the owner of a website suewalters.com, the Pyro Newsletter and the Pyro Classroom Online which offers one-on-one communications and a message board for pyrographers. She is the author of Pyrography Workbook. Walters resides in Upwey, Victoria, Australia.

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