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Title: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2007, 10:11:55 PM
For Christmas this year on Tammy's side, Tammy's brother and his wife made Jeremy and I each a unique little folding stool. He brought them in folded up and it took a couple minutes to figure out the trick to open them up. They are really sturdy little stools, and my kind of woodworking. A skill saw, a drill and a hammer. :D

I decided I was going to decorate mine a little. Anyhow, today my computer was down and I took some time to putter around some more with my first attempt at woodburning. I had started tracing this out on the stool a couple weeks ago a little each day. Took me about 3 days to do that because of the tedium :D   Yesterday I dug the woodburner out that Stacy had gotten herself last year and today I had at it.  I might possibly do some shading in, or not, butin any event I wanted to take a couple photos in case I really mess it up. :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_stool_4.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_stool_3.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_stool_2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_stool_1.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Tom on January 24, 2007, 10:15:00 PM
I recognize that scene.  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 24, 2007, 10:20:52 PM
Wanna see a table you can make to go with that stool Jeff?
Folds up the same way.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2007, 10:23:45 PM
Nah.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 24, 2007, 10:24:03 PM
 :D

Of course I do. :D ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 24, 2007, 10:27:41 PM
That turned out real nice Jeff. Now between you and Pigman, when do I expect to get my stool? :D :D

I have a wood burner also Jeff, but I haven't used it in years. Don't even know if it still works.

I remember as a kid, maybe 12 or so, I took one apart. I had one of those tv trays in my bedroom and I had the burner plugged in. Seems it wouldn't heat up, that's the reason for disassembly. I touched both terminals on the metal edge of the tv tray, and ....




...a flash and two instantly cut out holes in the metal edge. :D :D Well, that was enough excitement for awhile. :D :D  ::)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 24, 2007, 10:37:42 PM
I'll get a pic tomorrow.
My Uncle bought it someplace and my Grandpa used it as a pattern to make another.
He never finshed the second one, but it is put together.
I'll see what one I can find.

Nice wood burning by the way.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: 4woody on January 24, 2007, 10:41:44 PM
Jeff that is real good i wish i coud do that but i cant so i leve that up to Tabby
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on January 24, 2007, 10:47:03 PM
I am not sure which is best...the artistry or the wood burning.  That is way out of my league  smiley_smash!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pigman on January 24, 2007, 10:52:46 PM
I have a big wood burner that I made out of an old water heater. For some reason the wood  that goes in it does not come out looking that pretty.  :( I am not the artistic type, but sure do like to to look at good artists work. Looks great Jeff. 8)

Swampy, you are a good wood worker, you can build your own stool. ;)


Bob
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on January 24, 2007, 10:57:18 PM
Pigman,

We know tht SD has a bunch of butternut and ash, so he should have the wood for a nice stool.........
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: thurlow on January 24, 2007, 11:00:00 PM
I've made bunches of those stools, (they sell good at our church Craft's Fair) but no way I could decorate 'em up like that;  looks great.  Furby, we all want to see the table.............
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Patty on January 25, 2007, 02:23:01 PM
Nice job, Jeff!  8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: tdelorme on January 25, 2007, 03:06:36 PM
I like that, nice work.  See the guy that has dropped his end of the saw and is heading for the hills??  That would be me ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: sandmar on January 25, 2007, 03:10:34 PM
That's a great little project stool! Care to share a few dimensions?  ;D Jeff that woodburning is super! You ever do anything big like a mural? Painting or woodburning? I have a blank wall upstairs in my barn,that is 10'X56' of roughsaw pine that would love to have a scene like that on it. You could stop by here on your next trip to Tom's,we won't ask you to eat grits I promise  :D
Sandmar
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on January 25, 2007, 03:49:04 PM
Looking good, Jeff!   8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Gary_C on January 25, 2007, 04:35:38 PM
Nice work Jeff.

And I thought wood burning was what you did with a dull blade when cutting maple!   :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Murf on January 25, 2007, 04:55:42 PM
I wanna try the other variation on it, I'm not arteestic enough to try that.  ::)

You get a cut vinyl sign shop to do a layout for you, name, address, scenery, whatever, and stick it to a fairly soft piece of wood, cedar, pine, etc., then hit it with a sandblaster, the vinyl bounces the grit away, the bare wood gets etched. When you have it cut to the depth you want you peel the vinyl and just barely char the whole thing with a propane torch and sand the high points back to virgin wood.

It looks kinda nifty, makes the grain really stand out, being harder it doesn't sandblast the same as the rest does.  ;D

Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: thecfarm on January 25, 2007, 06:03:58 PM
That looks nice.If I tried something like that it would look like a 2nd grader did it.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 25, 2007, 10:13:10 PM
Here ya go!
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/101_0019.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/101_0020.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2007, 10:14:58 PM
Hey, I'd like to do a woodburning on that. ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 25, 2007, 10:49:48 PM
Really ???
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2007, 10:51:31 PM
That's a cool table Furby, birch?

Keep him away from it, he's gotta build it first.  ;D :D :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2007, 10:54:55 PM
I'll do one in exchange for the table.  Deal? ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 25, 2007, 11:07:14 PM
Hmmm............
Well that one is actually my Uncles, the one he bought.
I guess I could probly make up a couple of them, and make a deal.
I'd do the woodbuning myself, but if ya look at my "square" you'll see how well I wood burn.
Although I'm 99.9% sure I know your method. ;)

Yeah Donk, it's Birch........... plywood. :-X
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pigman on January 25, 2007, 11:14:13 PM
Quote
I guess I could probly make up a couple of them, and make a deal.
   How much smaller are you  to make them? ;D


Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 25, 2007, 11:22:56 PM
Yeah Donk, it's Birch........... plywood. :-X

Fire and brimstone.  ;D :D :D Don't knock it Furby, it's simple and functional. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 25, 2007, 11:45:11 PM
Least it's wood eh?

Bob, the smart ash eh? :D :D :D
Actually had to read your post a couple times to "get it". :-[
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2007, 12:22:42 AM
Although I'm 99.9% sure I know your method. ;)

If yer thinkin what I think yer thinkin, yer wrong. ;D  I did it the old fashion way with a 10 dollar wood burning tool.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 12:28:18 AM
Yeah, but is sure wasn't freehand. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2007, 12:32:50 AM
The heck is wasn't. Although I guess I dont know what you mean by freehand. The drawing was traced with carbon paper onto the wood, then it was burned "freehand" into the wood.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 12:35:57 AM
Ok, then I was close, but not right. ::)
Paschale was telling me about that stuff you can use your printer on and then burn through.
In a way they are both "freehand", but I guess I consider true freehand as in you burned it from scratch with no "guide". :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2007, 12:37:07 AM
Nobody does that. :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 12:42:16 AM
That coming from the Artist! :o
 :D :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: 4woody on January 26, 2007, 12:42:57 AM
my benchs are all freehand by my wife
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: 4woody on January 26, 2007, 12:52:16 AM
Hay Furby can have some pic of the table to please
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 01:29:11 AM
The pics are on page one, reply #19. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: 4woody on January 26, 2007, 01:43:27 AM
Furby may i have some details to if its oky with you
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 01:48:06 AM
Well I see a really simple item to build that sounds like I could sell a lot of............ if there wasn't bunches of folks across the country doing the same thing.
Hmmm..........
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on January 26, 2007, 11:58:11 AM
Paschale was telling me about that stuff you can use your printer on and then burn through.

Pyrography Paper (http://www.primitiveoriginals.com/pyrpap1.html)

It's cool stuff...I've printed some off, but haven't tried my hand just yet.

Did you use a couple of different type tips?  What works best for rounding or curved lines? 

I was thinking of using a soldering iron for woodburning...would that do the trick OK, or is it better to buy a dedicated woodburner?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 26, 2007, 12:19:30 PM
Same thing Paschale, only you can get interchangeable tips that screw on. For curves, I'de say a broad sharp tip with a 45 ° cant is better than a round tip. Maybe Jeff has a different opinion. I haven't used one in years.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2007, 12:45:47 PM
What we have is a craft type burner that came with tips for soldering or wood burning. THe tip I used was not the chisel tip but a curved tapered point.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on January 26, 2007, 01:10:27 PM

 The only "artistic" wood burning I have done was the tile I sent Jeff, I was amazed how hard it was!

Bob, took me alot of thinkin to get that one :D

You got talent Jeff
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Kevin on January 26, 2007, 04:38:27 PM
Furby, bring that table to the pig roast, I'm pretty good at burning wood.  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 06:59:30 PM
Yeah, I guess I'll have less to take back home eh?
There's a log there waiting to be burnned already.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: isawlogs on January 26, 2007, 11:29:55 PM
 I beleive its still waiting to be cut .  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on January 26, 2007, 11:32:01 PM
As of a month ago.......... you're right! :D :D :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: OneWithWood on January 30, 2007, 11:46:51 AM
Nobody does that. :D

Oh, yeah.  My block was total freehand.  Looks like it too!   :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2007, 12:58:09 PM
Tammy was at a craft store and picked up a couple of "manufactured" things for me to wood burn on to put in some support auctions. I'll do some more logging or lumberjack scenes. One is a big wooden plate and the other is a solid wood clip board.  I'm thinking of doing a burning of the old log scaler on the clip board. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on January 30, 2007, 01:16:08 PM
Did a test run yesterday of my name board for the back porch, and it turned out alright using my soldering gun.  I'd like to try and find a curved tapering attachment.  I'll see if Hobby Lobby has something that would work for me. 

As soon as I get that, the name board will be on it's way...finally!   ::)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Larry on January 30, 2007, 01:39:55 PM
With your artistic talent Jeff, I think you could take wood burning to a new level.  I really like the picture on the stool…way beyond my skills.

I keep a couple of guys supplied with basswood for burning.  One guy is even doing it backwards.  He starts a scene in the conventional manner but in the background he burns, it all with a propane torch and use’s a dremel to carve through the black.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2007, 11:22:57 PM
I'm kinda excited to show off my next woodburning project but I need to take my time and not screw it up. I'm doing an old drawing of a company store scene in an old logging camp. Its full of very fine detail I am finding a challenge. The original photo drawing was not enough to fill the center of the wooden platter I am doing it on, so I took artistic license to expand the original drawing beyond its borders.  The Platter is 15 inches in diameter and the woodburning will take up most of the plater other then the outer rim.  If I don't screw it up, and can find a way to protect it, (I'll use yoozeguises suggestions for that) I'll put it in the support auctions.  As a collector I have found its very hard to find such scenes on crafted items. I'm thinking I may try a few different things and see how they do, all along the lumbering theme.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2007, 04:41:11 PM
I finished the woodburning on the plate I've been working on today.  Does anyone have some ideas on a protective finish? Should I get something to spray on the initial coat?  I dont have a clue if brushing or wiping something on would cause the woodchar to smear. 

Here is what I ended up with.  You can click on it to get a bigger detailed version.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburn_company_store.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/ebay/woodburn_company_store_800p.jpg)

Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2007, 04:43:10 PM
Oh, almost forgot. The drawings I am working with come from a Minnisota Historical society coloring book! The coloring book is about 25 years old. It can be rough to work with because of scribbling in it. :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Radar67 on February 12, 2007, 05:01:13 PM
Jeff, you must have a lot of patience...cause the detail on that plate is mind boggling. Nice work.

Stew
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: beenthere on February 12, 2007, 05:08:11 PM
Right down fantastic.  Job well done.....lotta talent in dem ol circle sawyers arms yet...... 8) 8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Larry on February 12, 2007, 05:12:26 PM
That’s beautiful Jeff.  I have a wood burner/carver picking up wood this week…I’ll see what he uses for a finish.

Is that basswood?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on February 12, 2007, 05:17:16 PM

 Might diddle around on a scrap piece and try different finishes. Shellac prevents bleed through of knots and such ???
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2007, 05:34:39 PM
I do believe it to be basswood. Tammy picked up the blank at a craft store.  I dont have any scrap wood of this type around here so I have no real way of testing unless I perhaps do it on the back.  I guess I could try the forum logo on the back or something for a test as this is going into a forum auction.

I worked some names into detail. All of the Forum admins. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2007, 06:06:37 PM
That's another really nice piece of wood burning Jeff. Would make a nice 'collection plate' for the forum. ;D ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Ernie_Edwards on February 12, 2007, 06:09:29 PM
Nice job!!

If I had tried that it would look like I walked a hot slinky across the platter.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: thecfarm on February 12, 2007, 06:38:05 PM
That is some nice work there jeff.If I could do that I wouldn't be going to work tomorrow.If I had some basswood I would send it your way.I clicked on to the picture to enlarge it.I have dailup.It took a couple minutes to downlaod,but it was worth it.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 12, 2007, 06:42:12 PM
cfarm, is there much basswood in your area? There is some here, but very scattered mixed in with white ash - Hardwood stands. I only have one on my lot. Dad had several on one ridge where i cut two or three of the poor ones for lumber/carving. I never used much of it, the lumber spoiled a bit because the sawyer took forever to mill it.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: thecfarm on February 12, 2007, 06:56:42 PM
swampdockey,I don't know of any basswood around here,but for all I know there may be 10 acres of it 10 miles from here.But none that I know of.There was some on this land about 40 years ago.When my Father met my Mother her Father was into wood working.My Father was going to get a few points with his future FIL.Did not work out that way,the basswood was all rotten.These were big trees too.None grew back.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Burlkraft on February 12, 2007, 07:11:46 PM
 ;D ;D ;D smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Woodcarver on February 12, 2007, 07:50:46 PM
Beautiful work, Jeff.  A spray lacquer should work well as a finish. The Lady Carver and I used Deft Satin Clear Wood Finish on the few pieces we've done.  There's a member of the carving club we belong to who has done far more woodburning than we have.  He uses Krylon Matte Finish on his work.  I'm not certain, but I think it's probably a lacquer, too.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2007, 07:56:38 PM
Thanks Woodcarver!
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pasbuild on February 12, 2007, 09:17:22 PM
SWEET
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on February 12, 2007, 11:06:20 PM
I really like the dog, that is my favorite part.  Simply mind-boggingly-outstanding!
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2007, 11:08:57 PM
did yall find the admin names in it? They might not be clear enough to be detailed in the photo though.

Somewhere in there is:

kevin
paul
chet
ian
tom
ron
ron
jeff
wildflower
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on February 13, 2007, 06:14:28 AM

 Are they on the bindings of the books? Can't quite make it out but looks like Chet in the middle, well, atleast his name. Also, 2 boards infront of the man standing at the counter there looks like some kind of figure in the wood, mabe an alligator head? Mama always said I had a vivid imagination. She also used to say I was strong as a mule and almost as smart :)

Jon
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: OneWithWood on February 13, 2007, 06:44:42 AM
Nice work, Jeff.  You are a man of infinite patience - at least when it comes to woodburning  ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2007, 06:50:01 AM
some of them are. some are not.  :)

Ya, my patience can be thin of late.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Larry on February 13, 2007, 07:19:48 AM
Kevin, Chet, Tom, and Jeff in that order on the books and Wildflower on the picture in the corner.  Can't find anymore...yet.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 13, 2007, 08:07:05 AM
 :) 
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Norm on February 13, 2007, 08:38:16 AM
Very nice! smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: beenthere on February 13, 2007, 10:20:32 AM
Gottem, except for a second Ron.  One is with Ian.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2007, 08:57:59 PM
Hey Larry, did that customer happen to come by for his basswood yet?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2007, 09:14:26 PM
Jeff, I thought Corley had some basswood. It's probably a bit sparse in Arkansas, maybe not in the northern part.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2007, 09:53:43 PM
I dont need basswood.  :)  Larry has a customer that wood burns and he was coming to his shop this week to get some wood. Larry was going to ask him what he uses to finish his projects. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 15, 2007, 10:02:19 PM
Ohhhh  ::) 


I'm not always in the know. Sometimes too tired so the synapses are malfunctioning. ;D ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Larry on February 16, 2007, 09:38:15 AM
Jeff, my wood burning friend told me he uses “lacquer sanding sealer” only.  He buys it in aerosol cans…several companies make it and he gets whatever is cheapest.  He say’s it keeps the burning from smearing and does not impart much of a sheen…looks close to the natural wood without any finish at all.

Whatever you get, try it on a piece of scrap first before you do that good piece.

Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2007, 07:34:45 PM
I got the old woodburner out today again. Tammy likes this one better then the last one she says.  :)  You can click on it for a more detailed version.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/darlas_woodburning_sm.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/darlas_woodburning.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on February 20, 2007, 08:02:52 PM
Lookin' good!   8)  Whatcha calling this one?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2007, 08:32:49 PM
Lookin' good!   8)  Whatcha calling this one?

"Done"  ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: sandmar on February 21, 2007, 08:20:00 PM
These look great Jeff.How much time from start to finish on each one of the scenes?
Sandmar
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2007, 11:26:55 PM
The first one I did over 4 days I think. drawing out all of the detail is really tedius and hard on the eyes so I do it a little at a time. I work on the forum, draw a liitle, work on a website, draw a little.  The next two I drew during the course of one day, and burned the next. Actual work time? I'd say maybe 3 hours drawing and 3 or 4 burning.

I've started another project today on a bar stool Tammy got at Walmart caue I was whining about not having anything to burn on :D. Its (CHOKE GASP) "Malaysian Maple". It was only 12 bucks for the stool however. Its been tough. I had to sand all the finish off the top to start, and this stuff is very hard. So hard that laying out the drawing is like working on glass when drawing out the scene and you cant hardly see it to work from. It also smells bad as I have started to burn it. I'm guessing I didn't get clear through the finish when sanding as it smells like plastic, not wood. I think its going to turn out O.K, but its much more cleaning of the tip. Every ½ inch of burn line or so I have to clean the tip with a swipe of fine sand paper.  I much prefer the smell of the native woods I had used until this. :)

Here is what I have so far on this one. A lot of this has been freehand as I just can't see the drawing other then the major lines.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_stool_1.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: beenthere on February 21, 2007, 11:41:43 PM
Nice work der Boss. You got talent fer sur.

Probably some finish in the pores of the wood, and that's burnin onto the tip, causing the build-up.  Careful sniffin it. Might grow hair on yer chin..... :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: sandmar on February 22, 2007, 11:00:38 AM
Da Boss was whining hmmmmm......only other time I remember this was when he tried grits :D. 6 hours per creation  is moving right along Jeff,I still got this 10X56 foot wall upstairs in the barn you are welcome to create on.It's all pine,so it should smell great.That should keep Tammy from hearing the whining for a little while  ;)
Sandmar
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on February 22, 2007, 04:55:15 PM
Looks like we are going to have to send some "native hardwood" to the Boss....................
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 22, 2007, 05:43:21 PM
I been waiting to see that oak or two in the yard that made it's way through that new mill. I seem to recall a comment concerning the yield of some 'free' yard oak. ;D  ::)

My First Real Logs  (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=12186.0)

Maybe Chet didn't take down quite enough. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2007, 06:37:10 PM
Well, this ones done. Ready to go up for a forum auction.  This wood was hard to work but I like the way it looks with the wipe on poly finish. I'm scared to try it on the basswood pieces.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/lumberjack_stool.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 22, 2007, 06:49:22 PM
Jeff I got looking close at that grain of wood in the stool. It looks exactly like that in my father's rocking chair. Also, from Malaysia and sold by a company here that is the largest forest company in NB.  I don't get it. ::)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on February 23, 2007, 12:52:17 AM
Man, Jeff, that looks GREAT!   8) 8) 8)

You really have a gift there...I could see those things selling like hotcakes over in Traverse City, or Harbor Springs  and Petoskey.  But I suppose that would take all the fun out of it.   ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 23, 2007, 06:55:54 AM
Paschale, ain't that always the case? I think Jeff as a one up on some folks that market wood burning. His pieces are utilitarian, like a platter, a stool and so on. They sell better than a piece of board that hangs on the wall or sits on a desk.  ;) :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 24, 2007, 06:47:07 PM
They opened up a new Menards in Mt. Pleasant and had a grand opening sale this week. Tammy and I went over and I found a few things that I could use for wood burning projects. They had Hardwood folding tray tables for 8 bucks and some knife sets that come with pine storage blocks. Both a couple of interesting things to do some wood burning on. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 25, 2007, 07:31:19 AM
Jeff, in Walmart yesterday I noticed the same Malaysian bar stools.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 26, 2007, 04:46:05 PM
I've started on one of the tables we picked up at Menards. This is the largest of the woodburnings I've attempted so far.  At least it covers a bigger area. :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/horse_woodburning_table_1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/horse_woodburning_table_2.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on February 26, 2007, 09:53:53 PM
Anudderone bites the dust.  :)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/horse_woodburning_table_2%7E0.jpg)

Click to view full size image
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/horse_woodburning_table_3.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/horse_woodburning_800.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: isawlogs on February 26, 2007, 10:07:49 PM
This one is really cool . Are you getting the pics from that coloring book ... I sure would like that book ..... or one like it  ;D :D :D :D
 
 
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: beenthere on February 26, 2007, 11:01:48 PM
Boss, yer gettin pretty fast der.....and great work too. I can almost see the paint brushes comin to life in the back ground..........allllmmosssssst.  :)  Good on ya.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Raphael on February 27, 2007, 09:46:25 AM
  DanG Jeff that's really good at the rate you're going you're going to have a new career...  If I hadn't nailed them in place already I'd be wanting to comission you to do some custom burning on my stair risers.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: ksu_chainsaw on February 27, 2007, 08:37:50 PM
I wish I had the patience to do that by hand.  But wait, I have this nice machine at work to do it for me!  ;D
http://www.epiloglaser.com
I can toss a 2'x3' piece of baltic birch ply in there, hit go, and have a bunch of plaques done by the time I get the last batch sanded.  And it will cut out 1/2" material- not a whole lot of scroll saw time anymore!!! ;D

Wish I could get some of those pictures to try out on the laser

Charles
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2007, 01:24:22 PM
Two days ago my back slipped out of place during a strenuous activity. Leaning forward in my chair to pick up a hunk of dog hair deposited by one of our canine children.  Go figure, its always something stupid when I have my back act up and always an inopportune time. I'm supposed to fly down to Tom's and visit for a spell monday. I guess I'll have to take a plane now, cause flappin is out of da question. ;D

Anyhow, between trips to da bone craker and while laid up on the sofa, Ive been at least trying to do something. I started this one yesterday and finished it up a little bit ago.  Tammy likes this one. I'm not so sure about it.

again, you can click for a better look.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_tray_1_sm.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/wood_burning_tray_1.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on March 01, 2007, 03:50:40 PM
I know I shouldn't say this as it's gonna come back to haunt me........ ::)
I agree with T......ammy, that's a REALLY nice one, maybe your best yet! 8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2007, 04:02:26 PM
Most of the stories from my grandfather come from parbuckling wood, log brows, sledding wood or yarding. Looks grand to me Jeff. Maybe the scene reminds you of back breaking work. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Wildflower on March 01, 2007, 04:26:01 PM
Furby, :o
You actually agreed with me??
And to think I thought  you had no taste, but I can see I was slightly wrong..... which doesn't happen often  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on March 01, 2007, 04:38:55 PM
Guess we both gotta take what we can get eh? ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2007, 05:51:59 PM
HEY! >:( ;) ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Paschale on March 01, 2007, 06:22:12 PM
Man, Jeff...those are terrific!   8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2007, 06:53:32 PM
I'm working on something tonight of a different flavor. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: GareyD on March 01, 2007, 07:07:34 PM
Hot Fudge Brownies and Sum Ice Cream??  :D :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2007, 07:18:22 PM
I wish. :D  I did have tacos though. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: DWM II on March 01, 2007, 07:48:56 PM
Not only do those wood burnings look great, but they showcase your patience as well. I dont have that trait, I'd have four or five half finished stools laying around ::).
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 01, 2007, 08:34:39 PM
This was the different flavor. I dont know if he's finished or if I'll add to him. He might make a good sign for somebody as there is room for lettering.  Hes quite large as you can see by the scale stick.  I think that wood circle is at least 18 inches.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_circle_lumberja.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Norm on March 02, 2007, 09:51:41 AM
I really like the horse logging ones Jeff. You should think seriously about going to the bigger city farmers markets and selling those. In Des Moines they have a farmers market that has lots of arts and crafts style things, more so than the food and vegies you'd think they'd sell. The city folks would be a great market for you and with your talent I think you could name your price. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2007, 08:38:58 PM
I decided to do something a little more original and functional tonight. ;D  There is a square out on the little house out back that STILL has masking tape on it ;D. I decided  I should take the tape off so Charlie can get his square back, and since I was going to Florida this week anyhow, I would take this block with me to get it signed so I can put it up when I get back. :)   Hope it'll work Mr. Tom.  :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tom_sq.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on March 02, 2007, 09:35:00 PM
 :o
 smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2007, 09:39:45 PM
Darn smart looking fella there Jeff.  ;D :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 02, 2007, 09:46:36 PM
I think I assidently made him look a little stern.  Thats the look I'll get if I hide my grits in my napkin.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on March 02, 2007, 10:46:22 PM
DanG that is good.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Tom on March 02, 2007, 11:25:02 PM
Say...... who dat!!
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: woodsyowl on March 03, 2007, 03:06:35 AM
your doing fine!
  I have tried wooding burning on several occasions starting back in bsa in the 60's  ,its harder than it looks.
going across grain and you use the same pressure and you get the lights and darks.......its a pain.

keeping the right presure and getting your hand to do what you want while your eyes still focus...ha ha it gets easier  I do a little drawing and painting thought about expanding into wood burning.hopefully by then you will have learned it all and ya  ;Dcan answer any silly questions i have
 :D ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 03, 2007, 11:10:06 PM
3rd in the series.  First we skidded them out, then we loaded them up, now were hauling them to the river. :)  Not sure what will be next. Maybe get rid of dem horses and bring in da rats.  Da River Rats. :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_tray_3.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_tray_3_800.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Tom on March 04, 2007, 11:14:45 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/tom_sq.jpg)

Hey!!  That's me.  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 04, 2007, 11:44:48 AM
Tom? Did you just wake up? :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on March 04, 2007, 12:05:42 PM
Earth to Tom, Earth to Tom.............
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on March 04, 2007, 03:54:52 PM
Tom? Did you just wake up? :D :D :D :D

I think Tom's been in a coma ever since those guys kidnapped his mill (or was that a repo job???)

Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: OneWithWood on March 05, 2007, 11:17:12 AM
Tom, are you sure that isn't Charlie with a beard?  Look closely there appears to be lines on that shirt.  Much more festive then the attire I've seen you in.  But I have seen Charlie with such a shirt, just not the beard of late.  ;D 
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2007, 11:27:21 AM
That could be, though I don't remember his being that handsome.  :-\
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: OneWithWood on March 05, 2007, 11:31:45 AM
Here is the documented proof the Charlie is the handsome one in the family  :D

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=9894.0
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Tom on March 05, 2007, 12:34:41 PM
Well, I'll have to admit he's a pretty good looking fellow.  Especially when he gathers the top of his head up inside of hat.  I figure he'll get better looking when he grows up. :P ;D

I'm glad I was born first.  He wasn't left much to work with. :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on March 05, 2007, 10:17:04 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/fun/images1/charlie2.jpg)

Yup, that Charlie is a real debonair with flair.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pasbuild on April 08, 2007, 10:30:55 AM
This is a Walnut & Curly Maple bed that was commissioned at the shop

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/BED%2011.jpg)

Its for a retired Captain who sailed on the ore boats on the great lakes

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/bed%2012.jpg)

the wood burning and the etching were subbed out at a cost of $1,400

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/BED%2013.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10524/bed%2015.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Burlkraft on April 08, 2007, 10:44:42 AM
WOW...That's pretty nice.... ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 08, 2007, 11:12:38 AM
I am not much on woodburning but Pasbuild that is awesome! Doesn't even look like burning.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Burlkraft on April 08, 2007, 11:20:29 AM
There must not be much wind...The sails have wrinkles in them.... :D  :D   :D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Norm on April 08, 2007, 11:40:47 AM
Cool! smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 08, 2007, 05:55:47 PM
That's down right awesome Pasbuild.  :) Whom ever is getting that bed is going to be some pleased.  8)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on April 09, 2007, 12:38:52 AM
DanG Pasbuild,

That is fine 8).
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Lud on April 11, 2007, 07:57:27 PM
I'm speculating there was a sand off after the burn.  That softens the affect.   What's the finish?  An Oil and wax? ???
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pasbuild on April 12, 2007, 04:00:28 PM
The panels went right to the spray booth after wood burning to get five coats of lacquer.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2007, 11:01:35 PM
I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last two or three days, so I decided to do something that is rather brainless for me that I had not done in awhile. Some woodburning.

First I did my block for the ceiling finally. Mmm Ice cream. :) Blurry photo. :-\
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/jeffs_block.jpg)


Then I did this cookie of what I am guessing is Balsam poplar. Furby gave it to me at the pigroast and I neglected to ask the species, so I'm calling it Balsam or Balm of Gilead. :)  Its probably about 10 to 12 inches in diameter.  Furby did a good job of drying and sanding it. It was much different to burn on though. All end grain.

Thanks for the material Furbster. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/cookie_woodburning_1.jpg)

Its hard to see anything in the picture through the variations in wood color, so here is a link to a bigger image.

LINK TO PHOTO (http://www.forestryforum.com/woodburnings/cookie_woodburning_2.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Gary_C on October 30, 2007, 09:58:01 AM
Jeff

You better find a good place on the wall for your block cause if you put it on the ceiling all that ice crean is just going to slide out of your dish and drip all over the floor.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on October 30, 2007, 01:33:15 PM

 I like that round. What did furby treat it with to keep it from splitting.

I treated one with antifreeze and left one with out and the one with antifreeze did not split as much but it still split.

I thought that picture of you was from your grits eating days, or day.

Jon
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 30, 2007, 02:45:19 PM
Sure looks like he's having a hard time of it, doesn't it? ;D
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2007, 04:24:54 PM
That round evened up in color and doesnt look to bad now. Lastnight I took a photo of it after havign a couple coats of wipe on poly. That end grain really sucked it up.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 25, 2007, 11:20:43 PM
Tonight I decided to get the old woodburning iron out that has been stowed for a few weeks. I needed a present for my family Christmas coming up this Saturday. We have to bring a gift we made, or already had on hand.  This fits both bills.  Its one of a couple lazy susans that Tammy picked up last year off the discount shelf at Walmart for me to burn on. One of my favorite birds is the Cedar Waxwings. They usually appear every spring to feed on our flowering crab outside of our front door. Thats what this is suppose to depict.  :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/waxwing_woodburning.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Reddog on December 26, 2007, 12:23:57 PM
I like this one.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburn_company_store.jpg)


 ;) :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 26, 2007, 12:26:22 PM
Got any other projects planned for the winter Jeff ???
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: isawlogs on December 26, 2007, 02:24:28 PM

 I think he once mentioned something 'bout writing material ...  ???
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Nate Surveyor on December 26, 2007, 06:44:28 PM
What do you call that type of folding table?

I'd like to get specs, and make the wife one of them.

I could figure it out, but, I'd druther spend that time MAKING stuff, instead of figuring!


A nice coffee table, for the kids would sure be appreciated by them too!



Nate
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 26, 2007, 06:46:19 PM
I'd rather not give out the specs at this point, but anyone could figure it out if they played a little. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: sgtmaconga on December 26, 2007, 06:46:32 PM
that is some realy nice work guys
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Nate Surveyor on December 26, 2007, 07:06:46 PM
Sorry Furby

I somehow thought it was a common design.

I can figure it out pretty fast!

Nate
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on December 27, 2007, 11:44:31 AM
Wow!

I just found this thread & read all 8 pages.  Nice work, Jeff.

My wife also does woodburning.  I'll take some pic's & post them up.

Edit:  Can't upload them - What size limit is allowed?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 27, 2007, 07:06:41 PM
Pics need to be less then 450 pixels on the longest side and under 45k total file size.
Directions are under the help button at the top of the page. :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 27, 2007, 07:16:38 PM
I never see any wood burning kits any longer. When I was a kid just about any department store and hardware store had kits for kids. I remember there were some rub on patterns you traced onto the wood piece, then burnt the pattern. Maybe some kid got burnt and it was the company's fault?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Radar67 on December 27, 2007, 08:08:16 PM
I've seen the irons and tips at Wally World, but no kits. The old fashioned "hobby shops" have disappeared. That used to be one of my favorite places to go.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Woodcarver on December 28, 2007, 12:24:12 AM
If you google woodburner you should find a list of online retailers who sell woodburners.  Woodcraft is one that comes to mind.     
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2007, 12:30:48 PM
I did a couple more projects last night to finish up the white elephant type gifts we needed for tomorrow. Tammy had this el cheapo knife set that she asked me to dress up a bit, and the bird was done for Stacy to give as her gift. Its done on a chunk of wood courtesy of the Furbster. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_3.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/woodburning_1.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 28, 2007, 12:34:09 PM
That fit pretty good. :)
I like the multi sided one though.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2007, 12:41:07 PM
Woodburning on that felt a little like dressing a pig in a suit. :D  What a cheap piece of crappola. I think Tammy said she gave 2 dollars for it at menards thinking I could do what I did with it.  The knives are sharp, but so is the jagged lid off a tin can.   I'd like to do another sometime more elaborate on a quality knive block set.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 28, 2007, 12:49:41 PM
All ya gotta do is replace the knives with better ones.
I picked up some decent ones for 50¢ each (reg price was $4-5 each) at Meijers several years back on clearence.
Just gotta look around.
$2 for the block isn't bad, worth more now with the suit. ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2007, 01:04:29 PM
I'll snap a picture of the end grain.  This stuff is being produced out of very young fast growing stuff.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 28, 2007, 01:08:12 PM
I'm sure it is, but can you make a better one? ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2007, 01:36:56 PM
 :D :D :D

This reminds me as a kid ending up with my mom, who was having coffee at the local gossup group.  ;)

Pass the sugar please.  ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2007, 01:48:15 PM
I KNOW I could make a better one if I had the tools. The amish store down here has some good knives at decent prices that you can buy one at a time and build a collection. My Favorite Kitchen knives are Old Hickorys but they are tough to find.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/knife_block.jpg)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2007, 02:03:25 PM
I have one just like it made from birch.  ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 28, 2007, 03:41:25 PM
Mebby I can commission one from a member someday out of maple for me to burn on.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Furby on December 28, 2007, 03:45:18 PM
How wide and deep is it?
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: pigman on December 28, 2007, 09:59:42 PM
  " dressing a pig in a suit."     Always picking on pigs.  :(
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: WDH on December 29, 2007, 12:56:10 AM
Is walnut too dark to do wood burning on?   I could fix up a nice one for you.  Or maybe pecan, Woodbowls wood :). 

I really like the bird!!!!
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on December 29, 2007, 09:19:05 AM
Danny, dark woods don't really work very well in my limited experience.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 29, 2007, 09:41:22 AM
Too bad they wouldn't burn white or yellow eh? Maybe do some etching with a Dremel and white wash with thinned latex, dry, then sand? ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on January 05, 2008, 10:26:22 AM
Okay, I finally got them to upload :D
Now if I can just add them (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15304/IMG_0027-1.JPG)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on January 05, 2008, 10:43:19 AM
Another  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15304/IMG_0024.JPG)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on January 05, 2008, 10:44:28 AM
And another(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/15304/IMG_0023.JPG)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on January 05, 2008, 10:48:44 AM
Her woodburner is made by Colwood.  It is a heavy-duty unit and has 2 hand-held burners with individual heat controls and interchangeable tips.  I can't remember where we bought it, but if you did a search, it may come up.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 05, 2008, 11:00:28 AM
Zoom in on one of those panels, so my eyesight isn't strained. ;D

Looks real good though, lots of work. I'd get wood burners cramp.  ;)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: beenthere on January 05, 2008, 11:30:49 AM
JDFII
Nice work.. :) :) :)
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: JDFII on January 05, 2008, 02:08:14 PM
JDFII
Nice work.. :) :) :)

Thanks, 



but i can't take any credit since my wife did the hard part.
Title: Re: wood burning
Post by: Jeff on January 05, 2008, 02:46:21 PM
Those are cool. She's a heck of a lot braver then me. I burn on stuff that if I cant screw up.  Burning on cabinet doors takes a lot more confidence then I have. I was the same way with painting. People were always wanting me to paint on doors or walls or race cars or something and I wouldn't do it. I think I did one mural up to the cabin, but I figured it was only the family that would see it so what the heck.