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Use a saltine cracker box as the basis for a birdhouse

Saltine Cracker Box Bird House Pattern

On the PyrographyOnline Message Board, Lora S. Irish has posted a tutorial on how to create a birdhouse around a saltine cracker bix. The idea behind this design is to create an easy to make side hole bird house out of a media that I can pyro burn. So I […]

by March 17, 2011 0 comments Patterns

Charity Quilt to Benefit Japan Relief

Members of three of Fox Chapel Publishing’s message boards, PyrographyOnline, Woodcarving Illustrated, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts are joining together as a group to create charity quilts. Members are burning, carving, or scrolling designs onto 4″ x 4″ squares that will be joined together to create a beautiful and eclectic quilt. […]

by March 17, 2011 0 comments Features
Wild Rose Corner demonstrates that a wide range of values can be created just by learning to control how much time you use to make an individual burned stroke.

Creating Tonal Values

Before you start your first full project, it’s helpful to get a feel for your woodburning tool and to practice creating light and dark areas as well as various textures. You can practice these patterns on scraps of wood. If you prefer to keep all of your exercises in one […]

by January 4, 2011 0 comments Patterns
Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

This pattern is designed to go with the tutorial on the Pyrography Online message board at this link: Steampunk Photo Frame For more information on burning on chip board, see the article in Pyrography. Attachments: Steampunk Photo Frame Patterns

by November 22, 2010 0 comments Patterns
Winter Birdhouse Woodburning Tutorial – First Steps

Winter Birdhouse Woodburning Tutorial – First Steps

Editor’s Note: This tutorial was originally posted on the Woodcarving Illustrated message board. We have adapted it for display here however this was first created as posts to the WCI message board.  The COMPLETE tutorial has been added to the PyrographyOnline.com message board. I thought that I would do a […]

by November 4, 2010 0 comments Features
Burning Basics For Bird Carvers

Burning Basics For Bird Carvers

Realistic bird carvings are the envy of many woodcarvers. The best in the business command top dollar for commissions, win piles of awards, and quickly gain respect from their peers. To keep a competitive edge at the next competition or to satisfy your own desire for the best results, you […]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Techniques
White-tailed Deer Portrait

White-tailed Deer Portrait

Try your hand at woodburning with this scroll-and wood- burn project. Pyrography, or woodburning, can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it. This combination of different techniques results in a wonderful conversation piece that is warm and inviting with a rustic flair. It is sure […]

by October 11, 2010 0 comments Techniques
Dimensional Woodburning

Dimensional Woodburning

The human eye gathers information about an object or scene in two separate ways—the amount of light that strikes an object and the color of the object. Once the eye has determined both the light value and color value of an object, the information is merged to create the image […]

by September 27, 2010 0 comments Patterns
Pyrography Workshop with Sue Walters DVD (excerpt)

Pyrography Workshop with Sue Walters DVD (excerpt)

Discover the simple techniques of pyrography as you stand alongside one of today’s finest woodburning artists, Sue Walters. Ideal for the beginner, or for any woodburners looking to improve their skills, Pyrography Workshop with Sue Walters is like having a private tutoring session. In addition to learning all of the […]

by September 13, 2010 0 comments Videos
Woodburn Realistic Fur

Woodburn Realistic Fur

Woodburning caught my attention at the first woodcarving show I participated in, back in 1982. At this particular show there were two sections, one for the carvers of birds, and the other reserved for miscellaneous carvings. I had brought an array of wildlife carvings done in natural wood, most in […]

by August 30, 2010 0 comments Techniques