Greetings! My name is Cheyenne, and I live in Denver. I am a professional furniture maker and general woodworker by trade, and I recently took up the art of pyrography to add to my skillset. Last month I picked up a Colwood Super Pro kit, and this is the damage I've done:
"Fox and Grapes" on oak cabinet door. The original image was a watercolor done by an artist named Kitsumi, and I interpreted it here:
Wolf face on elm oval. I cut the elm myself out of my own backyard and let it dry. I have hundreds of these disks drying so I can mass produce stuff like this for a Memorial Day yard/souvenir sale in the mountains.
I especially enjoy wildlife and anthropomorphic images. I am slowly weaning myself off of my regular job as a bus driver so I can do stuff like this full time. I want to incorporate woodburning, scrollwork, and carving into my original furniture designs.
I am looking to get as good as possible in the least amount of time, because I have opportunities I'd like to explore if I'd only had the skills. I've bought some books and tutorials which were really helpful, and I want to get some DVD instructionals, but at $50 a pop I hope that the information in them is worth it.
Anyway, I'm off back to the shop now. I'm refacing a kitchen cabinet set and I'm trying to convince the client to let me do some small woodburn images to accentuate his kitchen.