April 2022

Todd Beck – Burning Wood

The demonstration will be our very own member Todd Beck. Todd will bring to us his experiences and skill doing Pyrography or wood burning which is a method of enhancing a piece of wood by burning with various tools. Color can also be added to the design future enhancing the design of the turning. There are numerous styles of burning from detailed art, to branding, to more subtle shading. The photos show just a few of the many techniques. Todd’s demonstration will include information about the equipment that he likes to use and live demonstration of the skill he has developed doing Pyrography. This promises to be a very interesting and informative demonstration that you won’t want to miss.

Sources and websites for  tools, supplies and paraphenalia I refered to in the demo on woodburning.





leevalley.com (the eraser I use is one of a kit that costs $11.50.  Probably to expensive)

excel and x-zcto craft knives  (Blades #10 and #11 are very handy)

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen/Brush (these are the India Ink pens)and TomBow Brush Pens(these are water based)  Both are available at Amazon.

Any other questions or comments…text to 269-539-7634 (no calls please) or email becktodd@gmail.com

Author: spaltyrotpunk

A southwest Michigan association for woodturners of all levels. As a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the club promotes education through classes and demonstrations for beginning and advanced woodturners.

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