Pyrography is the process of using heat to burn marks and decoration into wood. It can be done with very basic tools such as a soldering iron but modern pyrography units have variable temperature controls and a variety of different sized wires or elements to allow subtle shading techniques to be used. Applications range from finishing touches to your carvings or turned items to intricate drawings.
Pyrography works best on woods with fine grain such as lime, sycamore or beech and these woods are best for beginners to the art. For safety reasons, pyrography should not be practiced on pressure-treated woods or composite materials such as MDF or plywood.
We sell a couple of very robustly built pyrography machines and accessories as well as a number of books about pyrography to help you get started.