I love wood burning engraving for the two reasons that I love it: because it is a simple technique, and because it really does last forever. The wood that you use as the medium must be the very best quality wood that you can find.
A few of the photos below are from my recent work, about some of the wood burning engraving I did with my friends. It is the subject of this book, and I’ve already listed some of the other wood photos I’ve done with the wood burning engraving.
The reason I love wood burning engraving is simple: Unlike the other techniques Ive used to engrave, the wood that you use must be the very best quality wood that you can find. You can’t just buy a cheap piece of wood, cut it down, and then burn it, you need the best quality wood. That’s the beauty of wood burning engraving.
The secret to wood burning engraving is to buy the very best quality wood. You cant just buy a cheap piece of wood, cut it down, and then burn it, you need the best quality wood. Thats the beauty of wood burning engraving.
My wife isnt convinced that this wood burning engraving technique is actually a good way to engrave. She thinks that wood should be embossed on top with a little bit of detail. Im not sure if thats true or not, but it is a technique that is very powerful, so if you cant see the engraving as strong as she think it can be, that doesnt mean the way to engrave it isnt strong.
I dont think wood can ever be embossed with a good quality finish like you have here, but I know that when I looked at this wood I was able to see the detail in it. I dont know if that is possible, but I dont think it is. It looked very smooth and almost, if possible, as polished as the other wood Ive got.
I don’t mean to be flippant, but the wood burn engraving technique is very popular in wood carvings and woodcuts, and they are very durable too. Most people do it, it takes only a few minutes to achieve the depth and beauty you see here.
The technique was invented in the 1800s but only became popular in the 20th century. The technique involves cutting a pattern (in this case a small pattern) into the wood, and then heating that pattern until it becomes one with the wood. This method allows you to produce a similar finish to that seen here, but without the worry of the pattern being visible.
The problem with woodcuts is that they’re actually hard to cut and hard to clean. We’re talking about cutting using a die that is as thick as a grain of corn. The technique also requires a lot of time and a lot of money to get the work done.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen some really beautiful woodcuts made in a shop with really sharp tools that I think should have been sold. I’ve also seen some of the best work. I’ve never been able to find a shop that can do a good job of making a quality woodcut. And that’s not to mention the cost. The quality of woodcutters is so varied that it can be hard to tell who is making the best work.