Heat Tool

At the beginning of April I purchased the most amazing tool ever. It was sold as a tool that burns wood ‘Pyrography Wood burning Tool Pyromaster Dual Heat’ I bought it from Antex.  It came with 18 different tips. It has other uses apart from making marks on wood. Some of the tips can be used for cutting and bonding synthetic fabric; this is really useful as it stops the fabric from fraying as the heat melts and bonds the fibres together. I have used it to etch photographs, this is really effective and gives the photography a completely new look. I am also going to try printing with an etched photograph as I feel the etching is deep enough to leave a mark on the gelli-plate. Watch this space…

But my all time favourite thing I can do with the heat tool is cut stencils!!! I use acetate/transparency film to make my stencils. I would normally use a craft knife to cut the design out but after a short while it would hurt my finger, using this heat heat tool it makes it so much easier and I can’t believe how much quicker it is too. I am so pleased with it. I am sure I will find other uses for it!

4 thoughts on “Heat Tool

  1. Satya

    Claire, are you burning/melting into plastic to make your stencil? If so, what kind of exhaust are you using for the fumes?

    1. Claire_S Post author

      I don’t have any extraction as such but I make sure the space is well ventilated and have a window open.

  2. Satya

    Ok, thanks. One more question. Why did you decide to get the wood tool instead of any other of Antex’s tools? Was it because of the variety of tips?


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