Burn decorative rings or bands into your wood turnings with KC wire burners. Hold the wire against the work while turning and the friction of the wire against the wood burns a crisp black line into the work. It’s completely normal to see a little bit of smoke as the tools are working, but you should probably stop if you see flames!
KC wire burners are made from high-quality music wire. The handles allow you to grab the music wire without cutting up your hands, and they’re color-coded by the wire diameter so you can easily identify the correct burner without grabbing the calipers. Natural wood color indicates .016″ diameter wire, red: .020″, blue: .026″, yellow: .033″, black: .039″, and a green handle indicates .045″ diameter wire.
You can choose from three different KC wire burner sets, each of which includes three different diameters of wire: a 6″ set of .016″, .020″, and .026″ wires for pen turning; a 9″ set of .016″, .026″ and .039″ wires for spindle turning; and an 18″ set of .020″, .033″ and .045″ wires for bowl turning. The sets run about $10, $11, and $12 respectively.