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Hello from Saskatchewan Canada

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kimberly Neumann, Jan 14, 2020 at 3:05 PM.

  1. Kimberly Neumann

    Kimberly Neumann Member Thread Starter

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    I love working with wood. I have seen the electrified wood and want to learn how to do that. I have read lots about using a microwave transformer, and found some posts about using a car battery charger. I look forward to learning all I can.
     
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    Welcome!! Although I doubt I'd ever do electrified wood, it would be interesting to follow the thread and learn more about it. I am sure someone here has some experience with it.
     
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    Howdy Kim, welcome to the club....
    Be careful with that setup. It's crazy dangerous....
     
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    Welcome from Virginia
     
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  5. Kimberly Neumann

    Kimberly Neumann Member Thread Starter

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    Thank you all. I just read someone died doing this. There is a push to ban it now. Electricity , water. Yeah. Not the greatest of ideas.
     
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    I looked into this awhile back. And a retired electrician killed himself doing this. It’s extremely dangerous. It does look really cool though, I was looking to do it to a slab and fill the lightning bolts with different colored epoxies. But once I found out you can die, it changed my mind about it. If you do it, post pictures and let us know how it works! On a side note, welcome from NY!
     
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    WELCOME! From Michigan. :welcome2:
    They call the process lichtenberg burning. It is crazy dangerous! You will only make one mistake, no do over, just dead. But if you do proceed with it do not cut corners anywhere and make sure you build the unit with the utmost safety in mind. Do not touch the probes or cables once the power is on.
     
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  8. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Kim, Welcome from South Texas!

    @Don Ratcliff is our expert on this. He's a Stoopid Islander but he does great work. Tony
     
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    I have tried it a few times but retired my gear. I looked at it and thought "would my wife rather have this or me?" While I didn't ask her (mostly because I was afraid of the answer) I decided for her she wanted me more.

    There are many things you can do that will produce cool stuff in a shop that have far less potential for death.

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    Umm thank you I think...

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    One of my magistrates here does it. He's made some neat looking things but it's not worth it to me to take the chance. If I want something done, I'll just take it to him.
     
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    Thank you all.. I am a total klutz. So after reading more on line. I think I will let others do it. I will admire from afar. I do. Pyrography and other small projects as I have a small garage to work in. So will keep my self busy with that.
     
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    Good call!
     
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    Post pictures!
     
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    would that be made with the transformers i sent you?
     
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    No, those were mot made. I still have the neon ones in a bag at the shop. When we left maui is when I thought better of doing it.
     
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    We have a saying here, without pictures I didn't happen.

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    Yeah, think that Swedish kid Greta Thunburg wants us all to stop using water and electricity.
     
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    Hello Neumann,

    So you have some trees, A? Try pyrographics. Draw the design and burn it in. Some artisans mimic very well.
     
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