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Walnut Hollow® Products:

  • #24911 Creative Woodburner Beginner
  • #1776 Thin Rectangle Basswood Plaque
  • #1095 Graphite Transfer Paper

Other Supplies

  • Eraser
  • Paper Towel
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Pliers
  • Sandpaper
  • Spray Varnish,
  • Tape


  1. To prepare wood for woodburning, use sandpaper to lightly sand wood surface.  Remove dust with paper towel.

  2. Before using hot tool, read through all instructions and follow all safety precautions listed on packaging.  Attach Flow Point to tool and tighten with pliers.  Secure stand to hard surface with tape.  Place tool on stand.  Plug into electric outlet and let heat for 4-5 minutes.  Practice on a scrap of wood to get a feel for the tool before beginning project.

  3. Place pattern on plaque.  Tape in place.  Slide graphite paper under pattern (carbon side down).  Use pen or pencil to trace pattern.  If desired, trace the word cow.  Remove graphite paper and pattern.

  4. Use Flow Point to burn all traced lines.  Refer to photo and shade the darker areas.  Shade the outside edge and the letters.  Make dots around the edge of the plaque.  To make a dot, hold tool in an upright position, press point onto the wood and lift.

  5. Use eraser to remove any visible graphite lines.

  6. Other Options:  Use colored pencils, magic markers or paint if color is desired.  If using paint, let dry before proceeding.

  7. Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish for a protective finish.