Category: Wood Burning

Wood Burning Tips and Their Uses

Wood Burning Tips and Their Uses

The art of woodburning has been around since ancient times. It was known to the Han dynasty in China as fire needle embroidery, to the Moche and Nazca civilizations in Peru and during the Middle Ages in Europe. The turn of the 20th century brought a new method for wood burning, which used benzene…

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Popular Uses for a Heavy-Duty Hot Knife

Popular Uses for a Heavy-Duty Hot Knife

A heavy-duty hot knife is a very versatile tool, and can even be used in conservation efforts. Take, for example, the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) conservation lab, which includes creating custom-made containers or housings for some of their more unusual and fragile collections. In September …

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Pyrography & Woodburning 101

Pyrography & Woodburning 101

“Pyrography is the art of burning visuals onto any chosen material.” Jack Visser Pyrography is an art practiced by disparate cultures worldwide for thousands of years, including ancient societies in China, Rome, Egypt and Peru. Over a thousand years ago in South America, the Nazcas used pyrograph…

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