I'm frequently asked what burner and tips I use. for the past couple of years my go to burner has been a burnmaster HAWK. I also have a detail Master unit that I use with a razertip pen and tips. By far, the burnmaster is my favorite and gets the most hours of use for a few reasons. The main reasons are that is a solid unit, the pen feels the most natural in my hand, and it's the only pen I've found that doesn't get ridiculously hot while you're using it. I definitely use the detail master and pens, but always go back to my burnmaster.
As for the colors I use, it really all depends on what I want for the final product. I will use everything from wood dye to colored pencils. I'm always experimenting with different mediums to see what works for what I want to achieve.
I Work hard, with all of the materials I use in my woodburning, to support small businesses whenever and wherever I can. From the hinges and latches on my boxes to the finish I purchase for all my items from an independent store.
I do all of the lathe work and turning for my burned items. Once each piece is sanded smooth, it's ready to burn on.
Each of the boxes I burn on is handcrafted to my exact specifications by a father and son team of woodworkers. I receive the boxes completely unfinished and ready to start the design process and burning.