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Writing with Fire

By Jason Tung
Motor Capacitor Meter

Make your own pyrography pen

Pyrography, the art of decorating wood with burn marks, initially involved using charred remains of fires to create designs. Interest in pyrography skyrocketed in the Victorian era when the first pyrography machines were invented. Typical modern pens look like soldering irons but are designed to neatly burn designs into wood. Laser cutters are modern pyrography devices that use imported images from a computer and accurately recreates it on wood with a precise laser. You can make your own pyrography tool with a power supply and some everyday items around your home!

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