Thank you! Well first, I use basswood (except for those few big ones). It's softer and smoother so it makes it easier to shade. I sand it off first to make it even smoother. I have this pen/burner: [link] Along with these tips: [link] I usually just use the rounded smaller two for the details. I'm working on a very detailed one now though so I have to use the pointed one. I use the edges of the round tips (mostly the smallest one for this burning). Other than that, take it slow and use a lower temperature to make smoother details.
Feel free to browse my gallery the rest of the way. [link] Thanks for watching me too! I appreciate it!
You're welcome. And thank you for the pointers! I've been getting by with a Walnut Hollow pen and mostly use their bass wood. I never thought to sand it even more. That's a good idea. And I've already looked at everything you have up haha. I only left a comment on one or you'd have 100 plus comments to go through haha. Thanks again
You're welcome. Yeah, I began with one of those pens that you're using. This one: [link] And the ones before that I made with a pen like that. I just used this tip for those: [link]
I just recently got some wood from this website (basswood bark board): [link] It's a little funky, but they gave me good wood and it wasn't too expensive including the shipping. About $6 total per piece it came out to for the 9" x 13" planks.
I'm glad you like my work. Here's my website if you want to browse from there or share it: [link]