Tag: wood burning

How I Burn An Elk On A Rifle Stock
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How I Burn An Elk On A Rifle Stock

More Vikings Burning
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More Vikings Burning

Another short time-lapse video clip of the progress I’m making burning this Vikings piece. Time-lapse is so awesome…this 60 second video represents about 2 hours of work time. See more of my projects…both for fun and commissions for clients…on my website – www.portlandpyrography.com And if you like my work I’d love to have you follow me on Facebook! www.facebook.com/PortlandPyrography You can contact me at my website above if you’re interested in hiring me for your…

How I Burn A Vikings Pic
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How I Wood Burn A Vikings Pic

This is a short time-lapse video clip of me working on burning this Vikings piece that is based on the Netflix series by the same name. I am Swedish on my mother’s side so have always felt a real connection with that Norse ancestry. I really loved this series…watched the entire thing all the way through twice, lol! So, this piece is a “just for fun” project for me! See more of my projects…both for…

Klaus Mikaelson - Progress
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Klaus Mikaelson Portrait

My current Work In Progress… Klaus Michaelson is my favorite character from the television series’ The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. I knew I wanted to create a series of burnings of several of the characters from both shows and it was no contest, for me, which character I wanted to burn first. Klaus is the bad guy you hate to love. He is capable of unimaginable evil and viciousness…while at the same time possessing…

Custom Cutting Board
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Custom Cutting Board – Raffle Winner

I belong to several local Chambers of Commerce, including the Forest Grove, Oregon Chamber. They had an annual Chamber dinner, at which they conducted a raffle. I offered to supply a $49 retail value, custom-laser-engraved bamboo cutting board to one of the raffle winners. This board is the piece I created for a co-chamber member who represented Waste Management NW. He created this custom design, which I burned onto a 17″W x 12″H bamboo cutting…

Severus Snape
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Severus Snape Portrait

Snape is my favorite character from the Harry Potter series. I guess I must have a soft place in my heart for the supposed “villian”…at least in some stories. Throughout almost the entire Harry Potter saga we are led to believe that Severus is someone to be feared. That he is a “bad guy” and out to get Harry and his friends. But in the end we discover that he is really the ultimate good…

Harry Potter - Finished
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Harry Potter Portrait

UPDATED: 3/20/2019 – I’ve added the finished piece. Of course, as an artist I’m never really sure when a work is really DONE. You can always add a little more shading here…a little more smoothing there. I’m sure I’ll probably continue to made subtle changes. But he is essentially done now and hanging on my office wall… Can you guess which character is NEXT in my series??? — I’ve been having a yearning to play…

Brad Pitt - Duo
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Playing with the Laser Engraver

They said it was just like using a printer. And it kind of is… A REALLY COMPLICATED PRINTER ON STEROIDS! A printer with lots of diverse settings that have to be adjusted for power and speed and resolution and dithering effect, and, and, and… Not just that…those things (and more) have to be re-calibrated for each different type of material you are “printing” onto. For example; the settings you might use to achieve the perfect…

Sunshineboy- 2000
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Pyrography: My Off-Grid Hobby

WOOD BURNING STARTED AS AN OFF-GRID HOBBY FOR ME Teaching myself pyrography was a great way to pass my off-grid time. The year was 1999, and we had just relocated from our 20 acres on Central Oregon’s High Desert, where we had been living an off-grid lifestyle for about 6-months. We moved to a 160-acre abandoned ranch known to locals as “the compound.” It consisted of a small, white, ranch-style house with several other outbuildings…

Finished Girlfriend Gun
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Girlfriend Gun

It was the first week of December 2017 when Ben contacted me wanting a custom burned rifle stock for his girlfriend…in time for Christmas! I had never worked on gun stocks before…but I was excited by the challenge! I told him that as long as he could deliver it to me with all of the finish removed and sanded down smooth before I got started I thought I could get it done for him in…