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Can you really use a woodburning tool for creating mini designs on wood, say for trim or some such? Or is it best left to summer campers decorating wooden jewelry boxes for mom?

I have a kids one, but have never used it for anything.

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I have a sort of woodburning tool, but to be honest I don't think I could use it on minis.......besides it gets really hot and I remember burning my hand with a curling iron only too well.....I doubt I will use it. Doug gave it to me because he burned his hand....duh! What does he think I'm going to do with it?!

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I have one, but you'd be surprised what I used it for! I and another teacher were the chairmen of a restoration project of a very old cemetery from the latter part of the 1800's, located on land the school district had inherited. It was in a beautiful spot on a hill beside a lake, and kids had torn it up, and a lot of headstones were missing. She and I found the original 'plat' of it in the county courthouse, and located all the graves missing headstones. DH cut markers out of cedar and I woodburned the names on them. We weeded, some men brought a mini-forklift and uprighted all the upended headstones, pulled up little trees in the wrong places, and it turned out pretty good. And yes, I had a few burns by the time it was over, not to mention scratches from berry bushes I didn't spot in time! I don't think I've used it since then.

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What about using it to make your own crown molding? Seems like that could be done. Maybe burn in design, sand, and paint or stain.

That's kind of what I had in mind- crown moulding or some other type of trim. Although making signs and creating authentic looking beams sound like great ideas!!!

Fascinating story about the tombstones!

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