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Anthony maida
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wood burning kit
Jul 11th, 2017 at 7:04pm
 
Hello everyone
                       I would like to get a wood burning pen
                       I like the coalwood brand.I will be using
                       it mainly for signing the back of my work
                       and some other wood burning projects.
                       has anyone have any experience with these?
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Re: wood burning kit
Reply #1 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 7:24pm
 
For at least a couple years I've been very pleased with the Detailer by Colwood.  I have no experience with any other though.
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Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 7:42pm
 
I've had the Colwood cub for a few years and it functioned ok but as I branched into to more carving and pyrography I really needed more power. I recently purchased a Burnmaster unit and am very pleased with it. I still use the Colwood for signing my pieces and a few other minor things.

I actually prefer having both units now.

Colwood has more powerful units than the Cub but it was a good place to start for me since it was less than $75.
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Reply #3 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 8:11am
 
Ok... here's a question related to this post...

I bought a Razortip set to sign my name and found that most times, it either barely burns the letter or it burns too deep and makes it impossible to make clear smooth letters.

I tried tiny adjustments to the setting without any in between barely and burnly. Shocked

What's the  secret?
I have the smallest tip they sell.
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Re: wood burning kit
Reply #4 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 9:20am
 
Ralph I had the same problem I can tell you that for writing the skew tip is much, much better.
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Re: wood burning kit
Reply #5 - Jul 12th, 2017 at 9:28am
 
Ralph

In some woods there is little difference between early and late season growth rings, in others there is tremendous difference.

Getting a uniform burn on lettering is very difficult for me when crossing early and late growth rings on ash, so I try to pre-position where I will burn text on the bottom of my bowls.
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Re: wood burning kit
Reply #6 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 9:37am
 
The razortip is my burner of choice for signing. I have both the smallest Ball tip and the next size up Ball tip to use for writing on wood. I watched a demo at Utah Symposium and learned sooo much, wood burning is a learned skill and each wood piece burns uniquely, practice, practice, practice. Heat setting and speed of writing as well as air movement all affect results.
A small fan used to blow smoke away adversely affects temperature, I now use a small fan to "Pull" the smoke away from work area.
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Reply #7 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 11:25am
 
Speaking of smoke...

I realized that my dust collector as it sits at the lathe isn't strong enough to pull the smoke from when I burned 2 lines in a bowl yesterday.

On the plus side, birch has a nice smell to it!! Smiley

I might need to rethink the setup. Shocked
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Re: wood burning kit
Reply #8 - Jul 13th, 2017 at 5:38pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Jul 13th, 2017 at 11:25am:
Speaking of smoke...

I realized that my dust collector as it sits at the lathe isn't strong enough to pull the smoke from when I burned 2 lines in a bowl yesterday.  I might need to rethink the setup. Shocked


If your dust collector won't pull the smoke away, set up a fan to blow it out of your breathing zone.  Once it's mixed with the ambient air by a fan the hazards drop exponentially.
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Reply #9 - Jul 18th, 2017 at 12:38pm
 
I use the Burnmaster Eagle from Wood Carvers Supply.  I am very happy with it.  Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
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