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    I have some real hard wood that I don't think the grain is conducive to power carving and the image is very fine. But I believe in burn or slight "hazing" it may just come out real nice. The question is this, when you start on a harder wood do you after layout, cut in with a blade then burn or use a small bit on a dremel type tool?The wood is a light color with very tight grain.
    Thanks
    Chuck and NO this is not an April Fools thing.
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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    Hi Chuck , I believe it depends on how deep you want to have your Detailing . Deep Detailing use a Tool , shallow , use the Burner . You are enjoying this Hobby because it's making you Think . Figuring it out is the Fun also . Try it and see , you might Surprise yourself . Merle

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
      Hi Chuck , I believe it depends on how deep you want to have your Detailing . Deep Detailing use a Tool , shallow , use the Burner . You are enjoying this Hobby because it's making you Think . Figuring it out is the Fun also . Try it and see , you might Surprise yourself . Merle
      Thanks Merle, one thing is I don't have a fancy burning tool. Then this wood is very hard, and my "like some" hands shake, that will cause me to run off my lines. and as your last note,, surprises?? This detail I have and really want has a beaut of a bird with flowers. .. we'll see ,, mayhaps a real light sharp dremel tool on a cut line then a burn .. Oh gee.
      Chuck
      Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

      https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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      • #4
        Hi Chuck , sounds like you have a Carving that is turning out to be a Great Piece . Their is a Phase in this Hobby of Carving that ( You got to know when to quit ) . That is Easier to say than to do but it's True . Don't over do it . Think before you make those Changes . Do they really need it . Just saying . Ha,Ha. Let's see a Picture . Merle

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        • #5
          SOoooo. I did something else with that one... I did what I have been wanting to do for quite some time, I am sure you are familiar with kolorosing. The technique of cutting into wood and and applying a colorant,. This I used sanded black walnut, hope you can see it OK, The bird looks like a typical seed eater.

          Another I am showing is an Owl I have worked on for awhile, and have had problems with "rotten" wood, it is a spalted maple, and the beak broke off. I filled it and the eyes well nother story. So here you are, and I burned the owl and .. this owl is not the one I want to paint.. I like owls.
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          Chuck
          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
            Hi Chuck , sounds like you have a Carving that is turning out to be a Great Piece . Their is a Phase in this Hobby of Carving that ( You got to know when to quit ) . That is Easier to say than to do but it's True . Don't over do it . Think before you make those Changes . Do they really need it . Just saying . Ha,Ha. Let's see a Picture . Merle
            Oh Merle The bird kolorosining is on Olive wood.
            Chuck
            Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

            https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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            • #7
              Looks excellent to me. I love the grain of the wood.

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              • #8
                Well, Chuck, I have done a ton of wood-burning but not after burning power carvings. However, I'd burn after the carving?? I use a sharp skew and have been able to deep burn every wood. Just a higher temperature. My skews are very sharp, almost knife-like. I use an Optima burner and PS-12 skews. FYI

                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

                http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post
                  Looks excellent to me. I love the grain of the wood.
                  Thanks Eddy, this piece of wood was given to me by a bus driver at the senior center, and I have had it for quite some time. Now after finding what it was, wish I could have done something else with it??
                  Chuck
                  Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                  https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                    Well, Chuck, I have done a ton of wood-burning but not after burning power carvings. However, I'd burn after the carving?? I use a sharp skew and have been able to deep burn every wood. Just a higher temperature. My skews are very sharp, almost knife-like. I use an Optima burner and PS-12 skews. FYI
                    Now what the heck is a PS-skew? My burner is off the shelf thing. And I am not very good at this burning..
                    Chuck
                    Chuck
                    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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                    • #11
                      Sorry Chuck, I meant PH 12. I bought the Optima burner years ago and that was the nomenclature at the time. It has a very sharp edge and will easily push into the wood and create a depression/cut. Here is a general picture of one:
                      https://www.pyrographystore.com/stor...ed_Skew.html#/

                      It is my favorite burner tip and I use it 98% of the time. If you use a Walnut Hollow woodburning pen it has a rather dull tip, but you could sharpen it somewhat. However not as sharp or thin as the Optima. There are several other burners out there but I like the Optima and very happy with it...hence my reference to the sharp skew point.
                      Bill
                      Living among knives and fire.

                      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                        Sorry Chuck, I meant PH 12. I bought the Optima burner years ago and that was the nomenclature at the time. It has a very sharp edge and will easily push into the wood and create a depression/cut. Here is a general picture of one:
                        https://www.pyrographystore.com/stor...ed_Skew.html#/

                        It is my favorite burner tip and I use it 98% of the time. If you use a Walnut Hollow woodburning pen it has a rather dull tip, but you could sharpen it somewhat. However not as sharp or thin as the Optima. There are several other burners out there but I like the Optima and very happy with it...hence my reference to the sharp skew point.
                        Thank you sir, I am well informed.. Hopefully we can meet some time this year.. Cheers
                        Chuck
                        Chuck
                        Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

                        https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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