The tool list for wood burning is not extensive, nor is the space requirements for the hobby great. A small tackle box or similiar storage case will easily hold your tools, the compartments used to keep the various wood burning tips separate and organized. You will enjoy the craft more if you can keep your wood burning implements all together.
Tools and Items Needed For Woodburning
Ball Point Pen
Graphite Or White Transfer Paper - depending on the type of wood you are going to burn - dark wood needs white transfer paper, light wood needs graphite
Wood burning Tips
There are many different tips available to create varying effects in your wood burning craft. The universal tip usually is included with the wood burner. It is fine for beginners, but as your skills advance more specialized tips may be useful to you.
Flow Point Tip
Use to burn curves, details, and in tight spots. The point is rounded, and creates a soft line.
Shading Point Tip
Use to shade portions of the design and for special effects. Adds depth and realism to the finished wood burning project
All purpose tip for creating lines, details, and contrast
Fine Touch Universal
Smaller version of the universal tip for more detailed work.
Good beginner tip. Easier to use than the Flow Tip.
Use for extra fine lines and detail work.
Used for woodburning calligraphy letter styles.
Good beginner pen. Use for Basswood, pine, and soft woods.
This pens heats up to around 800 degrees. It will burn almost any wood. It may not be suitable for beginners because of higher heat. But this is the pen needed for the serious wood buring craft person.
As you progress in the craft of wood burning your skill will naturally improve and some of the projects can really be considered works of art. This is really a fun and fascinating hobby!
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