was looking at some wood burning tools that are meant for that purpose
and no ohter
but they are expensive
if you are a woo dburner what do you use and why
if you use a real one what do you think of it
i am thinking i might just repurpose an old soldering iron and just
make some finer pointed bits myself
I have a dandy one that I bought back in October of last year. Strictly
hardwood burning and not intended for burning either softwoods or the
manufactured woods like flooring, MDF, and or OSB. It is specifically
designed to work on the more common woos like oak, apple, walnut,
hickory, maple, cherry etc.
Are they expensive? That would be a personal choice as to what you
consider expensive. I bought a top of the line model and I could not be
happier, money well spent and no looking back at all. I found that you
could spend up to 4 or 5 times more for a great one over an entry level
model. I certainly did a lot of research before plunking down the mula.
Mine IIRC has a 5 or so year warranty and again IIRC 2 years on the
electronic parts. I wish it came in Festool Green. ;~)
The one I use is certainly real, it is a model made by Memphis, the Pro
model. It actually feeds the wood to the heating area.
I would not recommend using a soldering iron, they heat up much too
slowly and they really don't heat the wood up like you would need.
Here it is,
We looked at the larger unit but really did not need anything that big. At
Thanksgiving we cooked a 22 pound bird and >10 pounds of brisket on it for
about 16 people. The bird was perfect.
And we found out that built in is not for us. We get a pretty good
southern and northern breeze at different times of the year, that makes
grilling with the open flame difficult. The cool wind blows and cools the
temp probe which in turn confuses the start cycle and often fools the grill
onto thinking that the fire is not hot enough. The simple solution is
turn the grill 180 degrees. After talking to the Memphis Tech rep about
this he offered that suggestion and to heat the unit to 450 with the closed
smoking insert and then swapping to the flavorizer insert and changing to
one of the OF settings.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:36:53 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
I only posted a picture of half my patio. I also built a mirror image of the space. I don't have to turn the built in, I just move the food to the other unit if the wind shifts direction.
When I'm lazy, I simply buy twice as much food as I need, cook half on each and don't concern myself with the wind. You can solve just about any problem if you throw enough money at it. ;-)
I used to have an issue with my son not being around when I needed him, so I solved that issue in a similar manner.
On Mon, 4 May 2015 15:40:15 -0700
more htan a few sites have recommended razertip but they are not cheap
also found full digital control soldering irons for cheap but need to
see if the nice wood bruning tips will connect to the soldering units
have a feeling they are incompatible
dreadful vendor lock in you know
I use a single Razertip that I got off eBay, used. Love and prefer it
to any other I have tried. I particularly like RT pens and layout of
the burners. Their warranty and support is the best.
I also have a brand new Colwood Cub with two new pens sitting in my
drawer. Colwood makes good units and pens and their warranty and
service is good. Their pens are decent but I don't care for their pens
near as much as RazerTip.
I tried and liked an Optima but since I got the RT at such a great
price, it was a no-brainer. Decent warranty, meh service. Once caveat
is their boxes are plastic, so careful where you put your hot pen.
I don't like Detailmaster. Any burners with metal pens are silly imo.
If you are burning part-time or low usage, I'd recommend the Colwood
Cub. For more serious burning, the RT, hands-down.
If you want a soldier like burner, check out the Walnut Hollow Versa
Tool, the one with the interchangeable tips and temp control. Great
little burner for $25-$30 dollars.
Yes the are pricey. I got lucky and bought mine off eBay. It was from
an estate sale. Said it was used but I found nothing to indicate that
when it arrived. I got the single burner unit, 4 pens, 2 wires and a
tip cleaner, all for $120 including shipping.Some peeps don't like
eBay but I can say I have gotten some great things off eBay with a
I usually find them for sale at shows but they are sold online and
often on eBay.
I didn't realize they went out of business. We have a dedicated duck
carver in our carving guild who has one. His backup/portable is a
You can find these on Amazon or in Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Most
hobby type stores carry some of Walnut Hollow's products.
A couple good info sites on the web that might interest you...
On Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 9:14:26 AM UTC-4, Swingman wrote:
...except that Casper was incorrect.
Peep is singular, peeps is multiple. As far as I know peeps was used way before peep.
Back-formation from peeps, a shortened form of people.
peep (plural peeps)
(UK, slang) person.
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