How to Make a Pyrography Log Slice for Dad
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How to Make a Pyrography Log Slice for Dad

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Pyrography is an ideal technique to use to create a personalised Father’s Day gift this year. Find a fitting quote, print it out using a typeface that you like, and trace it onto the log slice. Read the tutorial below by Rachel Richardson, who talks through her top pyrography tips!

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How to make

Step 1 

Measure the radius of the wooden disc. When you create a design allow 5mm around the edge to ensure it fits. The font shown is Typola, you can find free fonts available with a quick internet search. Once you have your finished design print onto tracing paper.

Step 2 

Turn the tracing paper over and pencil over the design so it is completely covered. Turn the tracing paper to the correct side and tape it into place.

Top tip! Apply light pressure at first as you do not want to leave any unwanted indentations in the wood from mistakes.

Step 3 

Using a pencil trace over the design to transfer the led from the reverse side of the tracing paper onto the wooden plaque.


Top tip! Once you have finished burning use a eraser to rub out any pencil marks that can be seen.

Step 4 

Allow the pyrography tool to heat up for approximately five to ten minutes. Use a round ended tip to begin with, as it was flow easier.

Top tip! You can use a sharp scalpel to gently scratch away mistakes or scorch marks.

Step 5 

Use a metal ruler to draw any straight lines in the design.

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