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    My first wood burning. My German Shepard Ruger. Do not know how to post the picture (jpg). The URL stuff.

  • #2
    I will try these: Ruger WB02.jpg

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    • #3
      The picture is visible and a little blurry. Great first attempt and what type of wood? What type of burner? As you progress you will do more shading and such and settle on a technique. Animals are difficult to start with and the fur can be tedious...but great for a beginning. Sure better than my first one.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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      • #4
        Thanks Bill. The wood is sanded birch plywood and I used the newer Walnut Hollow Creative Carver that comes with 4 tips. I am trying different heat settings for the different tips. I am tempted to get some Colwood RT tips and see if they will work in my burner. Walnut Hollow only have those 4 tips but said they are planning to come out with more by the end of the year. Having trouble seeing to type and take pictures. Just had Cataract surgery on my right eye today and everything is blurry.

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        • #5
          I would almost bet, without seeing the dog, it is a good likeness, it is a wall hanger for sure
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            I just started burning also but I'm not up to the level of trying a dog yet. Your's is very good. the eyes do get better after the cataract surgery, hang in there.

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            • #7
              Excellent burning...especially for your first one.
              Keep On Carvin'
              Bob K.

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              • #8
                Thanks to you all for the replies.

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                • #9
                  If it is the same fixed temperature Walnut Hollow iron I am familiar with...you did excellent. You can also buy brass rod and make your own tips, and in addition you can get an older style light dimmer or motor controller to regulate the temperature...which is important. You can also build your own temperature controller if you have a basic understanding of how electrical things work. Just a small transformer and some connectors.

                  You really did well and some of the better wood to burn on is Poplar, basswood, Italian poplar, etc. Home Depot carries small pieces of poplar.

                  Many online burning tutorials also...keep up the excellent work, Ray.
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    I checked your burner and it does have a temperature controller as you mentioned and I overlooked. They have come out with a variable controller which is a big plus. Ignore my comments about the temperature controller.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      Hi Ray , You are off to a Great Start , practice on different ways to do the Shading . 2 Great Books are Lora S. Irish , WOODBURNING and Sue Walters , Pyrography Workbook . Both good " Go To " Books. Stay interested and enjoy your trip ... Merle

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Merle.

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                        • #13
                          Woodburner807, this is the one I have.

                          WalnutHollow 41992.jpg

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                          • #14
                            I think that's a great first attempt! Definitely a wall hanger!

                            Claude
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                            • #15
                              Thanks Claude. Merle I just ordered Sue Walters
                              Pyrography Workbook and I have Lora Irish The Art and Craft of Pyrography. I really need to study them both and apply their teachings.

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