Jarred Watson is a passionate pyrographer who takes on private projects for individuals and companies.
He has been creating artistic stuff for the last two decades. He has seen the transition of burning wood with coals to the modern laser machines. Despite his age, he still loves to play around with powerful tools and machines.
What have I been doing all my life?
I have done quite a few odd chores in my life. I have been a mechanic for FORD and I have also been the workshop manager for BOSCH.
Around 2000, when I got my hands on some wooden logs lying around and went on playing with fire to create beautiful patterns, something which i had seen at a friends garage. I felt pyrography gave me a creative freedom to create a lot of things, create stuff that matters, and filling life into wooden logs. I would randomly create wood burning projects that would act as either art pieces or even functional pieces.
My love was not just limited to Pyrography, Any industrial tool that has an edge and allows me to explore everything wood. Playing with wood is close to my heart which is why the name this project as Pyrogravure.org, I like the fact that with the internet and youtube, i can reach out to so many people. Ever since my time at companies where I was working on contract.
I was training newbies from everything about safety to maintaining precision in powerful machinery. I love sharing stuff, stuff that matters. Thankfully one of my kids asked me to share and put all of my experience somewhere and what better place than the web. My aim is just not to help the pros in handling tools and review the latest machines and tools involved in wood burning.
I want to make people fall in love with creative wood burning stuff. Not just with wood but anything and everything. Feel free to reach out to me and I will personally reply back in 24 hours!
I have been across the globe and had my share of learning and enjoying life. But nothing gives me more joy than sharing whatever I have learned for free. I was born in the state of Dubborn Bounty, Austin and have seen how the machines and tools became smarter with time.
Ever since high school, I would always be fiddling with things at my house. I would simply pluck the DC motors out of toys and make a fan for myself and Jimmy, my dog. Later as I grew up, I would see my Dad and some friends creative wooden art with woodworking machines and some wood burning tools. It was my first power tool that I opened.
After a few years, I was on a contract working for BOSCH as a trainer for newbies on how to work on heavy machinery and preaching safety lessons when performing wood burning. That’s when I got access to heavy Industrial tools and couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s been 15+ Years now and I am still called for inspections by big brands across the US. Thanks to the Internet! That now I’m able to share all that I have learned these years!