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    Last edited by ErikBrush; 11-02-2013, 01:19 AM.
    Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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    Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

    Erik, I really really appreciate those 2 new videos.... they are exactly what I needed! Thank you for sharing your techniques and your thoughts on how to do pyrography, it'll help me a great deal. As you were talking about painting with Alexander (I was watching him to, with Bob Ross at the time I was doing oil painting too), I could rely on what you are saying about overdoing. This is what is going in my mind when I am watching you burning this lion... been thinking this area is "complete" now in my head, just to find out that you are there again, adding some more shadow and details!!! Your videos are one of the best learning tool I've seen since I started pyro earlier this year. Thank you thank you thank you!
    Have a great day!
    Corby

    http://www.corbeilintarsia.com

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    • #3
      Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

      Thanks so much Corby. I'm delighted to hear that they have been so helpful. How about the other 2 videos in this four part series? Here they are:




      Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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      • #4
        Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

        Good vids again Erik. Nice to see you erasing too, as that sometimes can be a problem.

        When I did my Yin-Yang I made the mistake of deep burning a large area, only using the exclusion method, ie leaving white, where the smaller leaves were. This of course being a large area and the heat effects over that large area caused tearing. This tearing would have been lessened had I built up and scraped out in layers rather than trying to dig through that deeper tone. But we live and learn.

        Another couple of methods I could have tried before hand, I realised afterwards, was either to use the what I am again terming the exclusion method over the whole dark area ie, burning lightly outside of each percieved line, effectively leaving white lineing, then going back to darken the whole image in layers, afterwards around those lines or, I could have effectively indented those lines before hand, which would have depressed the lines, effectively excluding those lines from being shaded for the most part. But again we live and learn. I had hoped the asian ply being softer would carbonise looser allowing better scraping, but instead it weakend the grain structure.

        So nice one, nice to see these vids, and keep up the good work.
        The Journey Is Everything.
        http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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        • #5
          Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

          Thanks mate. Deep burns and corrections can be challenging as you found out. Another method to help you lay down deeper divisions is to use a Dremmel moto-tool or Royobi or similar tool to pre-router or indent areas which will allow you a more high contrast. You can also use this tool to sand down small areas or remove wood layers (erase) gently.

          Glad you like the videos Steve. Cheers mate!
          Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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          • #6
            Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

            Aye, I do have an old, really old, Dremel, hehe, must try it some day for this task.
            The Journey Is Everything.
            http://www.sunlion-pyrography.co.uk/

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            • #7
              Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

              Yes indeed! Give it a spin! LOL.
              Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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              • #8
                Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                Hello Erik, thanks for sharing your recent videos, particularly as it relates to the Versa tool.
                Lots of great general pyrography tips here too!
                Cheers,
                Moxie

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                • #9
                  Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                  Thank you Moxie! I'm glad you liked these 4 videos.
                  Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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                  • #10
                    Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                    Love the videos erik, thank you so much for your time and expertise.
                    Stella
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                    • #11
                      Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                      Any time! Cheers Stella!
                      Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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                      • #12
                        Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                        Hi Erik,

                        I noticed that your using Creative Versa tool wood burner, similar to what I have but I'm lacking the heat controller...if I may ask..what model are you using?

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                        • #13
                          Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                          I only know it as the Walnut Hollow Versa-tool. My older one lacks a rheostat to control the temperature. But this is easily fixed by going to any hardware or home goods store and getting a dimmer switch for lamps. You plug the dimmer switch in, then plug your burner into the dimmer switch. By adjusting the slide switch you adjust the temperature. It's a fast adaptation and works for all solid point burners.

                          I hope this helps Mohamed. Cheers!
                          Every day I hope to learn something new and improve a bit. If I can do that then each day is a success.

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                          • #14
                            Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                            Thanks for the heads up Erik...I will work on it today.

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                            • #15
                              Re: A closer look! Video Pyrography Tutorial by Erik Brush.

                              One thing to keep in mind when using a Versa-tool or any other Walnut Hollow imported from the US is the voltage rating.

                              Here in the UK we have a 240v domestic system. The Walnut Hollows are rated at 120v if I remember correctly. In order for me to use a WH poker I use a step down Transformer to get the voltage down from 240v to 110v (our nearest rating to 120v and one that a lot of our Professional builders tools are rated at).

                              I have 1 x Walnut Hollow that I use the step down transformer AND an Inline dimmer (clips onto and connects to the pokers cord, and they also do one that you can plug between the transformer and the pens plug. I also Have a Versa-tool which is the WH with it's own temperature control with which I just use the Transformer with.

                              An description of the single heat WH pen in the link showing my setup for that particular tool.
                              http://sunlionpyro.weebly.com/walnut...w-wh-950f.html

                              Bahrain from what I can see is 230v domestic system, so a step down transformer would indeed be needed so it steps the voltage down from 230v to 110v (unless you can actually get something that steps to 120v from where you are) I get mine from Amazon.

                              This is the plug in Dimmer that sits between the transformer and the pen. Good, as one does not have to wire it into the pens lead.

                              http://www.amazon.com/Lutron-TT-300H...immer+switches

                              This is the type that one wires into the lead. (The one I use so I have less wires trailing)

                              remember however if you use a wire in type you may void any warrenty on the pen.

                              http://www.amazon.com/Lutron-LC-300H...immer+switches

                              There may well be other alternatives,


                              Steve
                              Last edited by Sunlion; 01-05-2014, 11:24 AM.
                              The Journey Is Everything.
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