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This article is from issue 116 of Woodcraft Magazine.
Tool bundles for the adventurous woodworker
To ring in the new year, we’ve rounded up four sets of tools, books, and inspiration to get you, or a loved one, started in a new discipline. Simon Easton’s Learn to Burn, will teach you pyrography fundamentals. Or get out into nature with Emmet Van Driesche’s beautiful Greenwood Spoon Carving. For the epoxy-curious, Jess Crow’s new book, Epoxy Resin, provides straight-forward instruction and fun, introductory projects. And if you’re enamored with airbrushing, but have no idea where to start, Airbrushing 101 by Maryellen Vettori and Bob Keeling demystifies this versatile tool. For each niche, we’ve gathered some starter tools for you, plus an artist to follow on social media for inspiration.
Learn to embellish wood surfaces with hot irons and fire! We have two tool-package options for you here: The economical Wall Lenk 10-in-1 Tool Kit will get you started, but the variable-temperature Razertip gear, when purchased together, will take you farther in the long run.
Learn to Burn
by Simon Easton
10 in 1 Woodburning Tool Kit
Woodburning Pen Power Supply
Pyrography Pen Tip Set for Interchangeable Tip Pen
Greenwood Spoon Carving
To start carving spoons this winter, all you’ll need is a tree, a saw, a hatchet, and a couple of knives. With the right techniques, handholds, and safety practices (described in Greenwood Spoon Carving) you’ll soon be creating beautiful utensils of your own.
We’ve listed a handful of essentials to get you started with epoxy resin, and you’ll also need mixing cups, stir sticks, gloves, and other shop staples listed in Epoxy Resin. Don’t miss our safety section here or Crow’s safety chapters in her book. Then start pouring magic projects!
Furno 500 Dual-Temperature Heat Gun
Bella Tavola Mini Torch
Epoxy Resin, The Complete Guide for Artists, Builders, and Makers
by Jess Crow
Black Diamond Pigments
Mica Powder Variety Pack
MakerPoxy Crystal Clear Artist Resin
$6.99 each, woodcraft.com
California Air Tools
Pressure Pot for Resin Casting
Protect your lungs, skin, and brain! When working with epoxy resin or airbrushing paints, you’ll need a good vapor mask like this one, plus goggles and an apron. Be sure to read each book’s safety sections for more safety basics, like wearing gloves and covering your skin.
For illustrative surface decoration, small-scale spray finishing or finish repair, this Grex airbrush might be your new best friend in the woodshop. You’ll need a compressor with a pressure regulator to power the tool, and the instructions in Airbrushing 101 to get you started.
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