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    so I have been looking around how to make a coal-burn bowl or spoon, but extremely fast. I have looked and found nothing so instead I looked at what makes a burn-bowl a burn-bowl, and what the methods are. And I think I have made a new method by using a magnifying-glass to do it. I have found the results the same as coal burning a spoon, but way faster. With-out counting the whittling, staining, and sealing the wood it took me about 3-4 hours including cleaning out the ashes.
    If this is not a new method please tell me and if so what it is called either way tell me what you guys think pls. I will try posting a pic of the spoon soon. Also I must note I live with in the top 5 sunniest place in the U.S. so it might not work as well in other places.
    Oh, and my magnifying glass is about 5-5.5 in. in dia.
    Last edited by wildlearner; 06-30-2014 at 10:22 PM. Reason: forgot to put details about my glass in there.


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    Cool. Laser carving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    Cool. Laser carving.
    Thx. laser carving? so that's what is called thx again.

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    No, not that I'm aware of. I never heard of magnifying glass carving. It seems very laser like though.

    I'd bet with the right magnification equipment you could carve pretty intricately. A wire brush for the ash and you could do some really cool carvings of simple tools without needing a knife.

    I wonder if you could boil water with just a magnifying glass?
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    Any pics of your work?
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    Wrote my name on a board many years ago with my magnifying glass, big one used for stamp collection.

    I can see where a bowl or spoon would be workable.
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    Sounds interesting but I can't possibly see how this could be faster than coal burning??

    Only ones I've made I never got as far as staining and sealing, and after drying they cracked. But for quick emergency containers they worked good

    Winters right though. You could probably made amazing work that way.

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    Interesting, I recently scrapped out a projection TV and it has a huge magnifier I may play around with this a little .
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    Yup, sure does look like a spoon....thanks for the pic's.
    Nice job.
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    Thanks for the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welderguy View Post
    Interesting, I recently scrapped out a projection TV and it has a huge magnifier I may play around with this a little .
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter View Post
    I wonder if you could boil water with just a magnifying glass?
    you can use a giant magnifying glass to boil water and purify it to.
    theres a youtube chanel called GREENPOWERSCIENCE that shows a lot about this kind of sized glasses

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    thx and I was my pleasure to post the pics

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    Ok now that was very cool, I can't wait to try this out!

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    So I tried to do a tea candle holder with this style of burning...... yea before I can finish it I need a very small knife.

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