Pyrography Tutorial – How to Build a Hand Sander

In this tutorial I’m going to explain how to build a hand sander.  The sander is very useful when working with store bought wood craft items like die-cut ornaments, boxes and for plywood in general.  The sander is comfortable and easy to change out sand paper on.   You can watch a YouTube video of the … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial – How to Build a Hand Sander

Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in pyrography

In this tutorial I’m going to show you some of the different ways that I use to fix mistakes and hide wood grain in my pyrography artwork.  I will divide the tutorial into four categories; Lighten, Fixing/Filling, Seam Lines, and Grain Lines.  The great thing is that all of my methods are easy to do … Continue reading Pyrography Tutorial Fixing Mistakes & Hiding Wood Grain in pyrography

Cleaning Pen Tips Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

This will be a quick tutorial to explain how to clean off the carbon build up on pyrography pen tips.  I’m also going to discuss a few things to help your pen tips and burner last longer.    You can watch a YouTube video version of this tutorial by clicking on the image to the … Continue reading Cleaning Pen Tips Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

How to Smooth & Burn Leather Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

About a year ago I tried burning on leather and was very disappointed with the results.   The leather’s surface wasn’t conducive to the techniques I use in pyrography, so I couldn’t achieve the same level of detail I can with wood.  A few months back I became obsessed with learning how to burn fine art … Continue reading How to Smooth & Burn Leather Pyrography Tutorial wood burning

How to use the Pyrography Shading Pen Tip Tutorial wood burning

  The shading pen tip is my workhorse in pyrography.  Other than the gingerbread house tutorial, all of my projects so far have relied heavily on the shading tip.  Just guessing I would estimate I use it at least 95% of the time if not more.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have a Colwood burner … Continue reading How to use the Pyrography Shading Pen Tip Tutorial wood burning

How to Finish / Seal Fine Wood Art Tutorial wood burning

This blog is a "how to" or "informational page" on the different products used to seal/finish fine art.   It is written in part (ok, mostly) by Todd as he’s the expert in our household on this subject.   Todd also creates and preps most of the boards that I burn on (yes, I’m a very … Continue reading How to Finish / Seal Fine Wood Art Tutorial wood burning