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The Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner II


What is a Lichtenberg burn pattern?

Lichtenberg figures are branching tree-like patterns that are created by the passage of high voltage discharge along the surface, or through, electrically insulating materials (dielectrics). The first Lichtenberg figures were actually two-dimensional “dust figures” that formed when dust in the air settled on the surface of electrically-charged plates of resin in the laboratory of their discoverer, German physicist George Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799). Lichtenberg figures are not true fractal patterns. A fractal pattern is a mathematical construction so designed that it looks the same at any scale. Because Lichtenberg figures and fractal patterns both have similar appearances such as lightning or trees, the term “Lichtenberg Figure Patterns” has commonly but mistakenly been used to describe these figures.

Please ensure, you select the correct country, so the voltage is compatible.

SKU: LTCHBG2 Category:



  • Complete system, ready to use.
  • Two models, 110 volt for the United States and Canada and 220 volt for International customers
  • Momentary foot activated switch, press “on” – release “off”.
  • Indicator lamp illuminates when unit is on.
  • Insulated ABS plastic case with built-in insulated probe storage pockets.
  • 10,000 volt, 25mA power supply
  • 48” GTO-15, high voltage, flexible leads.
  • Custom designed phenolic probes with safety shield to protect the user from the probe tips.
  • Large brass tips that never wear out.


Download instructions for use of the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner II.

Download Technical Specifications for the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner II.

Frequently asked questions about the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner II

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What customers say about the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner

A free pair of high voltage, insulated gloves is included with each Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner.

Please note:

Some of Carl’s videos show the use of the original burner. Everything he demonstrates on the original burner also applies to the current new style burner.

Carl Jacobson demonstrate the use of the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner.

Carl Jacobson make and decorate a Myrtlewood Serving Tray

Carl Jacobson turn and decorate a Yarn Bowl

Carl Jacobson turn and decorate a Poison Apple

Carl Jacobson turn and decorate a Magic Wand

Carl Jacobson turn and decorate a Dragon Egg


North American Model

United States and Canada

110-volt, 60 Hertz, 250 Watts

Operates on standard household 3-prong receptacle


International Model

All countries outside the United States and Canada

220-volts, 50 Hertz, 250 Watts

Ready to plug in and use with the local electrical system

No stepdown transformer required


Examples of Lichtenberg embellishment


Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in
Shipping Country

USA or Canada, Outside of North America

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