I got this woodburning kit from Darby Smart months ago and it’s been sitting on my shelf because I just couldn’t decide what to do with them. The bamboo cutting boards that come with the kit are so nice and I really didn’t want to mess them up!
I decided to make the arrow cutting board as a Christmas gift for Josh’s aunt and uncle. His uncle does archery (and received the arrow embroidery I made last year) and so I continued with the theme this year.
Woodburning is easier than I expected, however I plugged in the tool and immediately burned myself. I hold my pencils pretty far up, close to the tip. I wasn’t even thinking and instinctively picked the tool up near the top which is metal and very hot! So be careful!
I found it easier to draw freely than to try to trace along predrawn lines. I’m not sure I see woodburning playing a big part in my crafting future, I didn’t really love it. I’m glad I tried it, but I found it frustrating. It’s so hard to get straight, consistent lines and once you make a mark, it’s permanent and there’s no going back. I like crafts where I can backtrack if I mess up. I personally found woodburning to be stressful, not relaxing at all.
Check out the other TSNEM participants in January and what they made!