Better video of the burner (general discussion)

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Sunday, March 10, 2019, 13:15 (76 days ago) @ Dieselrider

I tried aromatic red cedar, oak, pine, fir, mahogany and birch veneer plywood.

The red cedar seems to burn the most consistently and spread the pattern out more rather than a deep single pass.

Birch veneer plywood works well too.

Fir wasn't too impressive, but I also tried screwing the screws into the end grain rather than on the top so that may have been a factor.

Mahogany was iffy, but the piece I grabbed out of the scrap bin had a crack in it and the burn mainly followed the crack.

Oak was probably the least attractive result.

I've got some teak to try yet.

One thing I want to try to do is burn some long, narrow pieces with an eye toward making picture frames out of them. The distance between electrodes definitely affects the burn, I may have to do them in sections.

As far as depth, most of it is pretty shallow. It seems to depend on the grain structure of the wood. If there's a wide streak of sapwood, it'll follow that and burn it until you turn it off. Path of least resistance and all that.

One thing I've seen on Ewe Toob that I want to try, especially with burns that go deep, is filling it all with tinted epoxy. I've seen some really spectacular samples of that.

On bowls, I'd think you'd want your first attempt to be on something all out of one type of wood. I'm also thinking it may not cross glue lines, at least not without help. Be interesting to try some different approaches and see if it works.

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