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I see there's a few on here that do wood burning..I'd like to buy something to do small pics on sticks and canes.Something to outline with,or be used to do like a clip art type thing..I'd like simple and under 100.00..Something with all the tips I would need and not have to buy something new each week..Does anyone have a suggestion for me,besides don't get into wood burning...Any info will be appreciated..
 

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get the best machine you can . one that has temp control . you can make a lot of your own nibs as you go along with the right machine

there are lots of machines . sorry i cant help you over there wrong side of the pond . probably CV3 or yaxley could help you with that. both have experiance

I have a peter child machine got it of ebay for a song its brand new it was a unwanted present. so mayby you can strike lucky
 

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rdemler,

I will relate my own experience with wood burning tools. I bought and burned up 3 of the cheaper model wood burning pens with the screw in tips in just under 11 months. The name of the suppler is irrelevant as I suspect most of these wood burning tools are manufactured in the same place, probably in the same plant just packaged in a different box. I figured at the rate I was going through them I should quit throwing good money after bad, break down and buy a good unit.

I researched several Optima, Burnmaster, Razer,Nibsburner, Colwood and Detailmaster

I settled on Nibsburner Red Hot unit. I bough it at the Dayton Artistry in Wood show. It is American made. The cost was $137 with an interchangeable tip hand piece and a chisel tip. The additional tips run $8. The unit was highly recommended by the pyrographers I spoke to at the show.
 

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The technology involved with the pyrography burners is basically all the same. Some tips are interchangeable with other units, and of course you can make your own tips. However, if you just want to do pyrography then there are several "burners" out there you can select from. I use the "Optima," and in fact it is the only professional burner I have used. I know other pyrographers that use Colwood and Burn Master.

I have plans to build your own, if you are familiar with basic electrical construction techniques. Basically a potentiometer, transformer, a switch, and some wire. :)
 

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All of the above mentioned wood burners are good units. You would be happy with any of them I believe. I have a Colwood and a older Burnmaster. I have been happy with both. I think of the friends I have that use wood burners most of them have Optimas or Razotip. What ever you get you want to practices on scraps of the wood you are going to use it on before you start to fined the right temp to do what you want it to do. It is easy you have it to hot.
 

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Thank you everyone for the replies..I think I'll try to find some videos of burning being done with all the above and decide from there.I guess in my mind I have the idea that I could write or draw with one.I'll check them out to see..Thanks again...Happy new year to you all.
 

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Fox Chapel publishing puts out a pyrography magazine, and their first issue (if you can find it) has reviews on the various burners and some great introductory articles on pyrography. There is an Australian pyrographer who I consider one of the best in the world and she has a website with a newsletter and articles she writes...as well as books. Might be worth a look: http://www.suewalters.com/

I know her professionally and recommend her highly. Her "reverse" pyrography is amazing. :)
 

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There are a number of good books and DVDs on Amazon covering Pyrography. I have this is a DVD I have and learned a lot from it. " Pyrography Workshop with Sue Walters: Hawk Portrait: Step-by-Step Woodburning Tutorial and Beginner's Guide". It is the person Yaxley suggested.
 

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I ordered my burner this morning from Sue Walters site.I went with the razortip sk kit.Comes with three pens and heavy duty cord.and dvd for tip usage..Thanks for the leads..
 

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As a matter of fact it just showed up in the mail today..Have to do a little reading first maybe a test burn tomorrow..
 
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