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Wood Burning: A Beginner’s Complete Guide

Guide to Wood Burning

There are so many beautiful projects you can make, just with a piece of wood and a special wood burning tool.

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Wood Burning Kit The tools are relatively inexpensive which is nice. I’m a big fan of the Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool It has temperature control, a comfort grip, and 11 interchangeable points. It’s the one I use.

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However if you are looking for something about half the price that still has good recommendations, try this Weller Short Barrel Woodburning Kit

Wood Burning Tips

Test It Out Type of Wood Prepped Work Area Take Your Time Try Out the Different Accessories

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Here are the basic steps I follow to complete a project:

Create my design on the computer and size it to fit my piece of wood Print out the design and cut it to fit the wood Take a piece of transfer paper and tape the design to the wood with the transfer paper in between

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How to Wood Burn

1. The first step is to design your monogram on your computer in a word processing program. 2. Print out your monogram and trim around the edge with the scissors. Place a piece of transfer paper between the monogram sheet and the plaque and tape down.

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3. Trace the edges of the symbols and the letters with your pencil – you don’t need to fill them in. 4. The pencil transferred the graphite from the transfer paper to your plaque! Now you have a guide for wood burning.

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