I recently finished up some bar stool pyrography:
It was very easy! I used the Creative Woodburning Value Tool from Walnut Hollow. You screw in the tip you want to use, (I used the cone and shader), wait about 5 minutes, and go! Like anything, the temperature will fluctuate, but I found out the hard way that it’s more of an art than a science. The design will come from time, pressure, and apparently, finesse, but I don’t think I did too bad of a job!
But first, my design needed to be sketched on with a stencil, and I found a few easy ways to do it:
- Draw your design, or print it out. Outline in black permanent, or dark marker if you drew it.
- Grab some stencil plastic, cheap translucent binders from the office supply store… any sheet of thick plastic.
- Trace with permanent marker!
- Grab a craft/utility knife, and start cutting over either glass (with taped edges so you do not cut yourself, trust me!) or a cutting mat.