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Caiwen-Nallron Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're quite gifted! There are so many lovely pieces in your gallery.
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AliDee33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) I feel like a "forest fairy" or an earth sign, if you will, and I feel like I have a great connection to wood projects! It's one of my favorite mediums! 
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Caiwen-Nallron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wood is definitely my element, and I hope one day I can take up wood burning. I'd like to make my own Ogham staves as my first project, actually . . .
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AliDee33 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I support this! It takes some practice, and each piece of wood is different. Has it's own characteristics of dryness or smoothness or how soft or hard it burns, like ply wood is super hard to burn, while a piece of dry sanded tree slice burns like smooth butter! I just use a regular chisel tip for most all pieces. I didn't know exactly what Ogham staves were, so I looked them up- that would be an awesome project! I hope this works out in your favor one day :)
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Caiwen-Nallron Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
That's really helpful to know! A regular chisel tip, huh. Okay.

You know, there's plenty of fallen tree branches and the like around here . . . I may just get a few basic supplies and begin practicing.

What most basic tools would you say I should get for basic startup? 
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AliDee33 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So sorry, I just saw this! Did mean for a late reply! 
So. Wood burner. Something you can place it on between working. Maybe pliers to tighten the tip should it come loose. The way I get my designs on is by drawing a sketch backwards on sketch paper, then transferring it by drawing it on the back of the paper to push the graphite through- does that make sense? I always do a test spot on the back to see how each piece of wood burns depending on the hardness and type. Stain or paint & varnish are good for finishing! That's basically it!
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Caiwen-Nallron Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries! Thank you for the reply!

Yes, that makes perfect sense, actually. I wouldn't have thought of drawing the design backwards; I'll definitely do it that way.

I've now asked for a wood burning kit for X-Mas. I'm excited to begin!
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AliDee33 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited for you!!! :) :) :)
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