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Coloring Wood Burning Projects

There are many ways of coloring wood burning projects. One way is to use stencils. Stencils are like miniature wood burning patterns. They are created with an object called a grommet. You can create things like animals, trees, etc. Grommets come in various sizes and make stenciling easier. You can use them with a variety…

Easy Wood Burning Projects with Video Tutorials

Getting started on your wood burning journey? You can try out pyrography, the art of making art that you burn into wood. It is amazing how much further and fast you can go if you start with easy wood burning projects instead of the more complex ones. As you build up your skill and confidence,…

Is it hard to use a wood lathe?

I am often asked, “Is it hard to use a wood lathe?” Woodworking is one of those hobbies that can be extremely rewarding, and however, it can also be very time-consuming. There are quite a few different types of machines available to the woodworking enthusiast, each designed for a different type of work. We have…

What Wood Works Best on a Lathe?

So, what wood works best on a lathe? Let’s look at that in some detail. You can use a lathe to turn wood into parts for other wood products, furniture, or other products. They can also make decorative objects, such as pictures, clocks, candleholders, and boxes. There are various types of lathes used by woodworkers,…

How Much Does A Wood Lathe Cost?

I was recently asked, “How much does a wood lathe cost?” If you are interested in starting a woodworking business, you may be concerned about the cost of starting up. If you are thinking of getting your first lathe, you may be wondering how much it costs. The good news is that the cost of…

Carving Flowers in Wood | A Simple Guide

Carving flowers in wood is usually done by using a specialized tool such as fine chisels. You can also use a Dremel tool, and both tools allow you to get some of the most intricate details that a flower has. You also have the option to switch between different Dremel accessories and chisel sizes to…

Carving Bears Out of Wood

Carving bears out of wood is one of the more difficult tasks an aspiring woodworker can undertake. It is also one that can be truly satisfying, both in the process of creation and in the end result. Let us look at some tricks and tips to get you started on the right foot. Types of…

Carving Birch Wood | A Grandfather’s Guide

I was carving birch wood recently. It was not my first time trying it out. I find that it to be easier to carve the wider end of the log. Once I get the basic shape of the log, I carve out the interior. I was surprised by how easy it was to carve the…