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Project by TheDane posted 01-11-2020 03:00 AM 627 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on employing pyrography on some of my turning projects.

This platter (11-1/2” in diameter) is White Ash, which (IMHO) is a tough wood to burn on. The summer growth in the annular rings is soft, while the winter growth is so hard it is hard to control the depth the pen is burning, and stay on line.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 01-11-2020 07:10 AM

Wonderful job.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 01-11-2020 07:30 AM

This must has been a lot of work, but with a great result. Well done.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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#3 posted 01-11-2020 12:59 PM

Wonderful burning work on this nicely turned plate.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-11-2020 09:41 PM

Nice detail work on the turning AND the pyrography. I love that you framed it well.

Curiosity makes me ask what the back looks like?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#5 posted 01-11-2020 10:33 PM

Nice work…how long did it take to burn the whole design ?

-- Vince

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TheDane

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#6 posted 01-12-2020 02:48 AM

Nice work…how long did it take to burn the whole design ?

- Vince

About an hour-and-a-half for the Celtic Knot around the rim, about a half hour for the praying hands.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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TheDane

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#7 posted 01-12-2020 02:50 AM

Nice detail work on the turning AND the pyrography. I love that you framed it well.

Curiosity makes me ask what the back looks like?

- Underdog

No decoration on the back … just an ogee curve from the rim down to a 5-inch foot.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 01-16-2020 06:14 PM

Beautiful project, more than excellent. You must have a good burning tool setup. I find going from hard to soft rings is a challenge.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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TheDane

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#9 posted 01-16-2020 08:17 PM

You must have a good burning tool setup. I find going from hard to soft rings is a challenge.

White Ash may be one of the more challenging woods … I just like the look of the grain.

I have two burners (both Colwood). I keep a Cub with a fixed writing tip pen in the shop to sign my work. In the basement, I have a Super Pro II, which is dual pen burner … I really like it. For the Super Pro II, I have a nice selection of replaceable tip pens and tips.

One of the best investments I made (in pyrography) was a series of lessons with a pro … https://paulmurphywoodburn.com/

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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