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  • #16
    They look good, Anders - especially the larger upsweep! How thick is the blade?

    Claude
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Claude View Post
      They look good, Anders - especially the larger upsweep! How thick is the blade?

      Claude
      Thanks Claude. The blades are.036" thick
      Anders.
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      • #18
        I made some covers for the blades. My wife designed a logo and got me a branding iron. Really cool gift. Our last name is Black....so she came up with Black Blades. I can see it'll take some practice to get it just right. Hold it on there to quickly and it's faded, too long and it burns too much.
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        • #19
          Ok one last pic. I put some Howard's feed and wax on them. Easy finish. Thanks.
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          • #20
            Nice and attractive work, Anders. I use a variable temperature burner and it makes a world of difference. Working temperatures can vary greatly depending on the wood, moisture content, species, etc. You can always use a motor speed controller to vary temperature or the old regular light bulb dimmers.
            Bill
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            • #21
              Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
              Nice and attractive work, Anders. I use a variable temperature burner and it makes a world of difference. Working temperatures can vary greatly depending on the wood, moisture content, species, etc. You can always use a motor speed controller to vary temperature or the old regular light bulb dimmers.
              Hi Bill, are you saying that I rig something up to a light bulb dimmer to control the temp? How do you do that? Thanks for the tip! Could you explain a little more for me?
              Last edited by 4ND3R5; 06-27-2021, 11:27 AM.
              Anders.
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              • #22
                There are light dimmers, think of the old incandescent bulbs that had dimmers. Also motor controllers. In each case just plug your burner unit into it. However it does require some wiring and here is an article on how to do one: http://www.thegourdreserve.com/tutor...ol/burn1.shtml Your burner plugs into a regular household outlet? If so that is easy. The population of LED/solid state stuff makes the controllers rarer for lighting. I made several many years ago but bought a commercial burner for the business stuff. However the work around is better than nothing. The link should explain it better than I can.

                Good luck and ask away on any questions.
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

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                • #23
                  Awesome, thanks Bill!
                  Anders.
                  https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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                  • #24
                    They are awesome

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                    • #25
                      Anders, great looking knives, well done.
                      Mark N. Akers
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                        There are light dimmers, think of the old incandescent bulbs that had dimmers. Also motor controllers. In each case just plug your burner unit into it. However it does require some wiring and here is an article on how to do one: http://www.thegourdreserve.com/tutor...ol/burn1.shtml Your burner plugs into a regular household outlet? If so that is easy. The population of LED/solid state stuff makes the controllers rarer for lighting. I made several many years ago but bought a commercial burner for the business stuff. However the work around is better than nothing. The link should explain it better than I can.

                        Good luck and ask away on any questions.
                        I have a Colwood variable temp wood burner, but this logo is done with a electric branding iron. Wonder it the principle would still work.
                        Anders.
                        https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBladesNW

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                        • #27
                          Great, Anders, and the Colwood is a great burner. So, yes it will work and adjust the temperature to the type of burn you want. Usually you use a lower temperature and if you want it darker, just go slower. Shading is the key to pyrography. Hard to master though. 95 % of what I burn is done with a skew tip. It all takes practice but not hard to pick up.

                          Bottom line is you might just try the Colwood on some scrap and see what you like the best. BTW, hardwoods need higher temperatures.
                          Bill
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