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post #1 of 8 Old 07-07-2010, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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How to burn in groove with what I have on hand

So I'm doing a few turnings today and wanted to add in some grooves and burn them for some added effect. I know that you can buy burning tools (wire on a stick) and you can use a panio wire... but I don't have either and didn't want to go out to buy one.

So what else can be used so do this?

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Very simple.I use a very thin piece of Maple.Just get you a 3/4" piece of maple (other woods would probally work) and take it to your tablesaw and set your saw where it will just cut it about 1/16" thick (mine is about 12" long)and when you make your groove in your piece just hold your piece of wood against the groove for about 20 seconds or so and it will start somking.There you have my method.I watched a demonstrator from Woodcraft do that and I thought that was neat.It's worked everytime for me so far.I keep different thickness of maple for different widths of grooves.
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Guitar string, fishing leader, a very dull tool.

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I use old strings off my bass guitar. I also use laminate samples, you know, the ones at your big box store in the kitchen department. They work pretty good. The bass strings are more fun though.
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I tried a lot of wire in my shop one day. About the only thing that didn't work was braided picture hanging wire. It's all about speed and pressure. Enough of either one and you get enough friction to burn.
I've also used a piece of formica, and a sliver of hardwood like ebony or Padauk.
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anything will work if it creates any friction. i use a blunt screw driver for deep darn grooves
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I purchased a 79 cent cheese slicer from target. I removed the roller on the cheese slicer. This gave a nice handle with the wire to burn the
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I ended up using some thin wood to do some burning, and then I got a piece of downrigger cable from my dad. That worked ok, but the wood was a little easier.

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