The Pyrography Tool

Pyrography Tool

Get A Pyrography Tool And Start Wood Burning

Find out all about the pyrography tool and what you can create by burning wood. We showcase projects and ideas for both professionals and beginners.


Discover The Pyrography Tool

Pyrography ToolsWe aim to provide inspiration and encourage you to try this art technique.

The diversity and choice of pyrography tools, patterns, projects and designs are entirely unique to each individual artist. 

So let the creativity flow.

You can burn purely for artistic purposes, or create items with practical purposes for both garden and household use.

So… let’s get down to the business of burning and creating!

Pyrography Tools – Origin and Meaning

The word Pyrography is self explanatory when looking at the Greek words that make up the word – “Pur” meaning fire and “Graphos” meaning writing. 

Thus “writing with fire” describes the pyro art form and its tools for wood burning perfectly.

Alternative terms for this pyrography craft are pyrogravure, pokerwork or wood burning.

The describes this art form as “the process or art of producing designs on wood, leather, or other materials by using heated tools or a fine flame“.

Pyrography Owl

Burning On Wood

There are a myriad of crafted wooden products available in craft stores to keep you burning forever!

pyrography designs

Burning On Leather

The wood burning pen works extremely well on light colored (preferably vegetable tanned) leather.

Pyrography Art

Burning On Canvas

Look for untreated 100% cotton canvas. Iron the fabric well before starting to burn your design.

Pyrography Sailor

Burning On Gourds

Doing pyrography on a gourd is much the same as burning on wood - but the surface is curved!

Pyrography Materials

Wood burning is not only for wood, there are other mediums that you may choose from.  When people say “wood burning” it is natural to assume that the only material used is wood, but this is not true.

Leather, canvas, bone and gourds are the most common alternatives that are used.

These do tend to need a little more experience as they are not as forgiving as wood when making or correcting errors. The irregular shapes of the gourds and bone do require some manoeuvering and patience too.

Adding Dimension To Your Art

For those artists who want to break out into a little more than just wood burning, other woodworking skills, like carving, can be included in the design. 

Also, coloring and tinting the artwork on completion of burning creates different effects.

These add another dimension to creating interesting and decorative objects.

Wood Burning Tools and Burners

With experience, the artist will find the wood burning kit with the best wood burner pen that suits their grip comfort and style of burning. 

Pyrography pen tips are also a personal choice with time showing which nibs and tips are best suited to your subject matter and basic wood burning techniques.

What to Look for in Pyrography Pens and Tools

Quick Heating: When you are ready to start burning you want a tool that heats up fast. You don’t to be sitting around waiting forever for your pyrographics tools to heat up to the correct temperature.

Adjustable Tips: The best wood burner tool should have tips that you can interchange to achieve the results you are wanting. Ultimately you need tips that offers thick lines, fine lines and differing shapes and edges all using the same wood burning pen.

Variable Temperature: Some wood burning art tools only stay at one heat –  this may get the job done but it is far more satisfying having a tool with which you can control the heat yourself. You will be able to be more creative and have more control over your individual techniques.

The Best Wood Burning Tools & Pyrography Pens

You will find the best wood burning tools and pyrography wood burner pens for different uses and budgets on this website.

One thing to bear in mind when buying wood burning machines is that these tools will last a very long time. But, naturally, with anything electrical problems do occur.

So to make the best choice, it is advisable to do your research on the product, look at customer reviews and the star ratings. Taking all this account should ensure you make the right decision. 

Buying your tools for pyrography should take careful thought.

Look at the best pyrography tools and supplies for your needs and have the confidence to move forward and create, experiment and, most of all, enjoy your wood burning.

All the pyrography art found on this website is with kind permission by Minisa Robinson Pyrography

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Recommended Value Buy

75 Piece Wood Burning Kit
  • Pyrography Tool Kit Contents – 1 LCD pyrography pen, 15 burning tips, 10 wood carving tips, 5 wood embossing tips, 1 hot knife chuck, 1 cutting blade, 12 assorted
    color pencils, 12 stencils, 10 sheets of carbon paper, 6 wood blocks, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 soldering holder with cleaning sponge, 1 carry bag and a user manual.
  • Fast Heat And Adjustable Temperature Settings – 31 burning tips and assorted pieces.
  • Suitable for all skill levels.
  • Adjustable temperatures – 356℉~896℉/180℃~480℃. Heats up in 15 seconds.
  • This wood burning kit works on all types of wood and on leather.
  • Can be used for image transfer, hot stamping, welding, textile embossing, and formwork cutting.
  • The ergonomic handle is lightweight, allowing you to work at different angles for long periods of time.
  • The protective case protects you from the heat while working.
  • The tool comes with an easy-to-carry high-quality zippered purse for easy storage.

Smoke Absorber/Fume Extractor

Make your work environment safe!

Fume And Smoke Extractor With A Strong Suction

  • With a 24-inch flexible tube
  • The fume hood direction can be adjusted to your needs.
  • 6000 RPM / 40W adjustable high suction fan with low noise.
  • Removes fumes from 5-6 inches away.
    Adjustable fan speed.
  • Life Expectancy: 50,000 hours
  • Includes one replacement filter that is replaceable.
  • Working temperature: -20℃to 60℃

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