Introduction: An Egg: Over Cooked, Overdecorated, Over-electrified....A Key Fob !

I have done a bit of pyrography on my Birchwood egg, but some of what I put on the egg is not burnt in.

BTW: That second picture showing Robot, is actually a reflection in the square mirror of my T-shirt :-)

Step 1: Getting the Egg Prepped....

First we have to make sure there are no coatings or varnishes on the wood. This would make some very bad things happen when one tried to burn the pattern into the wood.
Next, the egg should have a very smooth surface. Sanding is normally needed since they come in a state that is a bit "rough" at best.

A medium grit sand paper for deep pits, and then finish with a fine grit.

Make sure you wear your goggles when sanding and burning, and make sure you are doing so in a well ventilated area. Basswood eggs are available, but Birchwood, which is a hardwood, is also available and a good choice.

Step 2: Burning in the Design....

You may want to trace in the designs you wish to burn using a number 2 or 3 pencil (medium or hard graphite) lightly if you haven't had much practice.

For a more detailed explanation on doing the actual burn, there is a moderately decent ible at this link location..

Take your time, as any "mistakes" are nearly permanent, depending on how deep the mistake got burnt in :-)

Step 3: As I Went, I Added Things....

a few mirrors, and some homemade jewelery were tacked on for gaudiness. :-)

Step 4: Then, Inspired by Kiteman, I Saw the Light....

And I added a bit of bright color to the egg: Some LED's and a few baubles to reflect the light as well as a skinny and a wide gold chain. Hot gluie was the "adhessive of the day" other then using Elmer's for a few things thtaa needed to befor on. :-)

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KentsOkay made it!(author)2008-10-18

Cool!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-18

really? :-|

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Lithium+Rain made it!(author)2008-10-18

No, it stinks. 'course it's cool! :)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-18

Well, the upper half maybe....I just couldn't get the chain to stay like I wanted it too...

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ilpug made it!(author)2012-02-28

Maybe tiny brass staples? I've seen them at craft stores, I think they are for making painting canvases, but don't quote me.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2012-02-29

This was four years ago....I don't even know if I still have that monstrosity anymore LOL

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KentsOkay made it!(author)2008-10-18

Thoust haveth both mine vote and rating.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-18

Thanks. Maybe we can put it in a time capsule and really freak out those 50 years or more in the future LOL Hmmm, I wonder what ancient ritual THIS was used for......LOL

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KentsOkay made it!(author)2008-10-18

Heehee... I'd almost travel to the future just to find that out...

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Derin made it!(author)2008-12-10

You need to go back to your time. aka 2015

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KentsOkay made it!(author)2008-12-10

That's not my original time, I was born somewhere 'round 3052AD

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Hellchild made it!(author)2008-10-16

for a second, I actually thought this was a real egg!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-16

:-) The project started out well, but it got a little messy as I went along *sigh*

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Hellchild made it!(author)2008-10-16

you actually started with a real egg?

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-16

Oh no, I meant when I started burning the designs into the Birchwood egg, it started out nicely enough, but then the added Bling, made it look *yuck* at least it does to me

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Hellchild made it!(author)2008-10-16

oh yes, I see. i also think the bling looks a little weird

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-10-08

I say it is not bad!

Other than you got too many projects in the back ground... :-)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-08

Well, I did think that the reflection of Robot on my shirt, off the square mirror was a rather nice touch LOL

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-10-09

yeah, I like that!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-09

And, if you notice, I used the LED to show it had to be a reflection and not a picture on the egg, since the LED and it's reflection are between the egg and the Robot ;-) If only I was half as clever as I appear at times LOL

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Plasmana made it!(author)2008-10-09

LOL! Yeah...

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caitlinsdad made it!(author)2008-10-03

Oh, the humanity... Nice job that you finished it. And you could never spam your own topic enough. :)

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-03

I was just letting everyone that posted a minute bit of interest in the project, that the awful deed was done ;-)

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caitlinsdad made it!(author)2008-10-03

OK, spam-Lite... more filling, less taste...

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-03

All the bad, but with meaning, eh? 8-)

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caitlinsdad made it!(author)2008-10-03

At least you turned that frown upside down...

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-07

with as funny looking as my egg turned out, it is hard not to smile at it ;-)

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caitlinsdad made it!(author)2008-10-07

Your avatar now has the face with the grimace like you were laying an egg. It's not a bad egg.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-07

I think it looked nicer before I did anything to it :-)

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gimmelotsarobots made it!(author)2008-10-04

Yay! you finished it. It wasn't that...um...hm. Anyway, yay!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-06

Thanks for your, um, support ;-)

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gimmelotsarobots made it!(author)2008-10-06

Hee hee..

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noahh made it!(author)2008-10-03

Its a Franken-Egg!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-06

There you go.....maybe I should enter it in a Halloween contest instead LOL

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Doctor+What made it!(author)2008-10-03

Two pennies, wired together... Explain!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-04

not soldered together....yet. Just 2 wires to one, and 3 wires to the other (one of the wires happens to be laying across the other on in the pic) ... and....I ....can ... no ....long find the what I was going to use them for....*sigh*

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2008-10-03

wow! you managed to pull it off nicely! Good job.

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-03

Thanks, but it really isn't like I wanted it......Now, if the Adam's Family were real, they may like this LOL

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Kiteman made it!(author)2008-10-03

Oh! I'm an inspiration for gaudiness! Wow, that is over the top in all the best ways - you'll never lose your keys now, no matter how hard you try!

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Goodhart made it!(author)2008-10-03

In my house, it could still get buried.....I would need to add a Beeping mechanism to it to prevent that :-) I couldn't get the chain to lay right and straight, and then after it was all together, two of the LEDs failed to light (at least I had the foresight to put them in parallel just in case of that).

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