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Step-by-step Pyrography (Step-By-Step (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications)) [Paperback]

Bob Neill
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Book Description

1 Dec 2005 Step-By-Step (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications)
Pyrography, the art of 'drawing with fire' by burning designs onto a medium, is an ancient craft practised worldwide. This book presents 25 original pyrography projects in easy-to-follow step-by-step style that are suitable for the absolute beginner to master. The readers will love the clear and simple format which takes away the mystery behind achieving great results. The 25 projects include: door plaques, coasters, key fobs, letter opener, coat hook hanger, jotter board, picture frame, letter holder, trinket box, bread board and many more...This book includes detailed information on tools, equipment and materials. It is suitable for beginner level, with clear instructions and illustrations. All techniques are fully explained and illustrated in full colour throughout.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd (1 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861084919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861084910
  • Product Dimensions: 29.7 x 19.9 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bob Neill is a former teacher and regular contributor to Woodturning magazine. He is now an international pyrography demonstrator whose skills are in great demand all over the world.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but wish templates were bigger 23 Feb 2009
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Good for beginners and gives some good tips, but the projects aren't as easy to follow as they could have been. I wish the author had chosen to include a couple of extra pages with full-size templates, rather than include a tiny thumbnail on each project page. This book is good for getting ideas from, but not for following the projects step-by-step.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointing 3 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
I got this book out of the library and to be honest I'm glad I hadn't spent money on it. I had finished reading it in 20 mins, and it didn't tell me anything that I wouldn't have worked out with a bit of common sense. There was no detail in the numerous 'step by step' projects: they all seemed to consist of the same set of brief instructions (draw pattern freehand onto item, or copy a template with carbon paper; fill in outlines with pyrography tool; then fill in detail; then colour if desired).

The safety tips might be helpful for some, as would the calligraphy page, showing how to create letters. But I would suggest there are more useful books out there on the subject for your money.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 24 Sep 2010
By Ekij
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This book was a let down.
The pyrography tool used in the book is not the same as the one sold elsewhere on Amazon; which invalidates some of the tip advice.
The projects are a sequence of examples of the author's work but lack the detail and templates to allow the reader to copy what the author has done.
The projects are all of a similar level of difficulty that is perhaps too much for the beginner.
The instructions are repetitive, almost identical for each project, while that's because many of the projects are executed in the same way it's a waste of space in the book that would have been much better employed giving some templates for the reader to copy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step-by-step Pyrography 30 Mar 2011
By 428wel
Format:Paperback
A great little book aimed at the beginner (like me) Its basic but gives you some great ideas to get you started in this craft
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Step-by-step Pyrography 22 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
Excellent book taking the reader from test pieces to creating superb art work!
Many patterns for projects which can be followed along with the author to learn as you go.
Projects not too demanding & will lead any novice into the craft gently.
A must for any pyrographer wannabee!
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3.0 out of 5 stars shallow 25 Mar 2014
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A rather shallow introduction to what can be a very comprehensive art-form. Not very encouraging for the beginner.Makes too many assumptions about pre-knowledge of the subject.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book of projects 22 Feb 2014
By Agn00
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This book contains some easy to complete projects and will give pyrography newcomers some good ideas. The book has a few tips but it would have been good if the author who is obviously experienced could have provided a few more pointers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars niuce 8 Dec 2013
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for people who is interested on those materials for woodcrafts, it is of a great help with wonderfull results for crafts
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3.0 out of 5 stars More informations
It is not a book. It's like a magazine. It has some information about basic techniques.
I actually needed more information and tricks. :)
Published 5 months ago by Pavlos
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
Bought this for my husband who was starting out on the pyrography thing. Gives you a few ideas, would have liked more about lettering.
Published 8 months ago by The Welsh one
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL, love it.
Really good book, just what I needed, have learnt loads. Have now purchased a wood-burning pen & having loads of fun, making things for our church Christmas Bazaar. Thank you.
Published 10 months ago by Margaret Smale
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starter ideas
Some nice effective yet simple patterns. Gives you good ideas on what you can do and on what. I would say this is the clearest beginners guide I've seen.
Published 11 months ago by jennifer tapsell
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad but......
its informative for a beginner as it literally starts from the very beginning.I
If your buying it for the patterns i wouldnt get this one as they are TEENY TINY. Read more
Published 14 months ago by jasmine
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
This book is very good. Full of pictures and good explanations. Well worthy buying to help you with your craft designs.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs Mary Marta Shaw
4.0 out of 5 stars pyrography
"Step by step pyrography" provides good detailed and useful introduction to the skills and techniques required to get started on this craft.
Published 17 months ago by Frank Burrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
A book on pyrography with some very good and clear examples. I have a few such books and this one makes a great addition to my craft library.
Published 17 months ago by Ron German
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for beginners
This book is ideal for a beginner like me. Written in very clear detail and with many ideas and designs. It empowers you to go ahead and experiment.
Published 18 months ago by Elizabeth Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars pyrography.
hi . I have been trying out the pyrography step by step and it has helped me quite alot easy to follow instructions.
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