Conestoga Works

What Our Customers Say

We received our unit last week and we absolutely love it. It has by exceeded our expectations so much that we will be ordering another very soon so my wife will leave mine alone lol. Thank you very much for all the great work you do and making the units as safe as possible.

Matthew Cleary

My recent purchase of your figure wood burner was what I needed to "step up my game ", I really enjoy this product and appreciate the good quality and craftsmanship put into it. I’m attaching a couple pictures of my progress .

Dale Anderson

First of all, thank you for such a wonderful machine. I absolutely love it. Here is a couple of projects that I have done so far. The machine itself is very user friendly. I can't wait to do more projects with it.

Glenn Fugere

I’ve attached a few more shots... I’d be honoured if you were to show them anywhere!
I sanded all the varnish off the guitar first, maybe a bit aggressively (a big disc sander)... I’ll take a bit more care of I do another one.
It’s had a hugely good response on Facebook, even picked up a possible commission just from the photos.
I really like the machine - I actually feel safe using it, whereas the home made microwave oven module builds look like death traps! Well put together throughout.

Terry Crouch, UK

Just a quick message to show the guitar I ‘fried’ with your machines help in all its glory!
(Guitar features from around 1min 20secs in)


Thank you so much for the quick shipping and great tool! Most of my work involves resin and this is the perfect addition for uniqueness. Do you have an Instagram account - I like to give credit and tag those that make it possible for me to create the projects that I do. Thank you again for a great product!

Brad Simonet

I can't say enough nice things about the product or your prompt service and replies.
Very impressed and thrilled. Thank you.

J. Lane McMahon, J.Lane Woodwerks

Just wanted to say I received my order today and received in great condition and looking forward to using it. Also appreciated all the information you provided. Definitely consider this a great purchase.


Hi Charles, I just wanted to thank you for your great service and dare I say even better machine. I have wanted one for years but was put off by all the horror stories I had heard. Once I saw your machine demonstrated I decided to bite the bullet and get one and, my word, I am so happy I did. So many possibilities, so much fun and I feel perfectly safe using it after reading your simple to understand instructions. If you ever have a prospective customer who would like to speak to one of your existing customers feel free to give them my details. Once again, thank you so much for your amazing service and all the best for your future.

Paul Aston.

I am enjoying the burner. It is amazing.
I am sending a picture of a decan's bench that I have used the burner on.

Ervin Voelk

We bought the second machine so we can both burn at the same time. We have started doing bowls for a local manufacturer who is selling them as art objects & we are having a hard time keeping up. We love the design & safety of your machine. It is dependable & does beautiful burns. This hobby has not only helped keep him busy during the lock down, but given him a way to make art, pocket money, & a great distraction from his depression. It is great peace of mind knowing that following the proper precautions, we have a unique artistic outlet. We have referred quite a few people to you & hope it gets you a little business from our way.

Mike & Linda Wonser

Thank you so much for the wonderful note that you sent. This is actually Dwight’s wife, Debbie here. I ordered this machine for Dwight’s birthday and I know he is going to be thrilled! I will be sure to include this email along with it. It is so informative, and I appreciate the gloves as well.
It is a rarity to receive such personal service and I want you to know it is appreciated. I wish you great success with your business and we will be sure to share photos of the wonderful things we will create.

Debbie Moody

Hi Charles Well I finally got a project where I could use the Lichtenberg Figure Wood Burner I used the burner on the base it was a straight grain piece of birch the burner added a lot of character I enjoyed using the burner and it is designed well and super safe. here is a couple of pics.

Joe Pershall

Just a quick update and positive review for your product. I have had chance to use this on several projects now with fantastic results. By carefully following your excellent instructions I have found the unit simple and efficient to use. The build quality is excellent and has proved an excellent investment.

Stuart Doe

I received my burner today (ordered Friday). Superior construction, I felt total confidence (after following general safety rules). I grabbed a spare piece of wood and produced a cool design first time out! Thanks for a great well-made machine, made with safety as the number one priority. I look forward to many awesome projects in the future.

Mark Hobson

The burner is terrific and I appreciate the detailed instructions. Thank you.

Tom Martin

First let me introduce myself, I’m Doug Loomis from Carson City Nevada I’m a Journeyman Cabinet maker of 25 plus years , and had never seen this .
Upon seeing it I thought it was so cool and hoped if I got the right setup I could be part of this cool treatment of wood.
Well let me say , from the order of your machine to the delivery and the performance and results and the ease of use , my expectations were exceeded!
That being said, I’ve sent some pictures of my first try samples and I think they are pretty good if I don’t say so myself, so again thank you and you and you have a new Fan and customer!

I ordered your Lichtenberg burner last week, and have accomplished nothing productive since Friday (when I received it). This thing is amazing!! I've dabbled in woodworking for years, and am always looking for new methods and techniques to add my pieces. I have spent at least 8 hours so far burning into different woods (cedar, pine, bloodwood, leopardwood, ash, and walnut), and have found that ash and walnut are my favorites. I now have a work table with about 20 pieces of wood that I've been experimenting with, and each one looks better than the last. My uncle recent build his own "contraption" with an old microwave transformer, and we went head-to-head with our machines in his shop yesterday. His burnt a bit faster (in sort of a terrifying way with LOTS of flame), while mine (yours) burnt with far more detail and control. We both decided that your machine was far superior in burning, control, and safety. It is very obvious that a LOT of time and design went into your device, which is why I chose your product. Your device inspired my uncle to add a dead man's switch to his unit, making it far safer. I'm pushing a few fellow woodworkers to visit your site and buy your device, so my fingers are crossed!

I ordered a large selection of epoxies and aggregates to fill in the deeper patterns, and cannot wait to start creating even more.

I attached one photo of my coolest piece so far (one that I was burning with an idea and plan before beginning). I burnt the letters first, and then "painted" the solution around it to get the design. It is proudly displayed on my desk at work, and has been generating a lot of interest! I'm looking forward to creating tables, lamps, walking sticks, baby blocks, and who know what else!

Thanks for creating an awesome ready-made device that takes a lot of danger out of such a cool process!

Andrew L Kreofsky

Maze Lumber Company

First let me say how impressed I am with the expediency of processing of this order and the personal attention to your customers. This has been by far the best online buying experience I have ever had!
Now, to your question. I am intending to make my wife a set of wooden chargers for the place settings at our dining room table. I thought I would give them a bit of flare by burning some fractal images into them. After I have them finished, I will definitely send you some pictures.
Additionally, I am an amateur knife maker, and I thought some fractal images would make some good looking knife handles...

Bryan McCain

I love love love my wood burner. I've played around on a few woods and recently made this. I have much more planned but tried this.


Received this today. I appreciate your timely delivery. This thing is too fun! Thank you,


I have had the burner for three days now. Have been making some cool stuff with it and making some of my older pieces even better.
The only problem is most of my hair fell out on the second day! Just kidding! Thanks for a great product. I feel sorry for the guys messing around with microwave transformers. You only live once, spend $300 and be safe and have fun!


When I purchased my wood burner from you several months ago, I remember you had asked to send in some project pics when I got it up and running. I’ll send only a couple now, as I have to send one per email. In two weeks, I’ll have my website up and running and will send you a link to that. Please let me know if you have trouble opening them.
The burner has been awesome! It’s gotten a lot of attention. If you are on Instagram, follow me @creativegrainwoodshop to see what I’ve been creating with your product.
I’ve been asked several times where I got my burner, and due to the great experience I had with you, I have highly recommended your product and hope that I have sent you some business.

Ryan Hawkins

After viewing a dozen or so videos on making Lichtenberg figures with a microwave transformer, I decided your product was cheaper than burning down my house....
I'm really impressed with your burner.
After losing everything in my divorce, l am slowly rebuilding my wood shop and your device is going to put the finishing touches on a few dormant projects. that corpse in my basement that I never got around to reanimating.......
Just kidding, ....I don't really have a basement.
Seriously though, this is one of the best tools I've ever had the pleasure of owning. Thanks and appreciation,


My Burner arrived today, it looks like a very high quality tool. I discovered Lichtenberg figures on YouTube. I have neither the desire nor skill set to make a homemade unit, which strikes me as very dangerous. I found some videos from The Woodshop by Carl Jacobson where I learned about your unit. With a little investigation, I learned about your unit and you, and are highly regarded in the wood working communities such as Sawmill Creek. At $300, it seems to me a bargain for a professionally made tool. I plan on using this for decorative work on bowls and such from my lathe. I will send some pictures after I have learned to use it and have decorated a bowl or two.


I must first congratulate you putting out a nice and safe product. I was quite impressed by the thought that was put into your product. I have used it a few time and really enjoy using it. I have made a few pieces but I started experimenting with using the carbon channels and inlaying turquoise in it. This is my first successful piece. The only issue is that I sanded too much of the burn spiders off. Just need to practice some more. We are thinking of buying a second unit to use since we are using this for furniture we are selling at art shows.


We absolutely loved using your Lichtenberg. I am particularly frightened of electricity as I know little to nothing about it other than you can get hurt. You have this so well set up that it takes the fear out of it but allows you to be safe as long as you're conscientious. We followed your instructions with the exception of special gloves and had a safe and fun time. It is clear that there will be many opportunities to create fun patterns for both with turning and woodworking. I'm attaching a couple photos of our early attempts. We will send you more as we develop our skills.
Great product, thanks

Tina Minahan

I got the unit the other day and have been rather busy this last week on some shop mobility projects for my shop, so i finally got to play with it a bit tonight. The entire shop smells of burn wood right now, but the unit worked flawlessly! I cannot wait to try it on some bowls and vessels! I tried it on some flat scraps of maple and red cedar i had lying about and they both look spectacular, i was particularly pleased with how it reacted with a knot in the maple. I thought it would go around that harder part of the wood but it went right across it and even did some neat extra patterns off to the side apart from the lines being created by the probes. All in all one of the best purchases i have made for the shop! Thank you for a great American made product!


I received the wood burner yesterday and am excited to give it a try today! I am impressed with the quality of construction! Thank you for such speedy shipping


Just received the burner I ordered, so happy I didn't make one! Thanks for making it so safe!!!!! I'm sending you a picture of my first burn!!!!!!


G’day Charles, I posted my first lot of wood burning on the Lumberjock web site and got quite a bit of interest.
Referred to the safety offered by your unit compared to the risks of the do yourself microwave. Let’s hope they will spend a dollar and be safe to enjoy this new adventure. Really enjoying my unit, like the control you have with the burner via the two prongs and the foot control. I’ll put a blog on Lumberjocks showing your unit, the converter and burning in progress.

Bob Collins

"This Lichtenberg unit is impressive from start to finish. It's well built and well designed, and it does a heck of a job creating beautiful dendritic figures on wood. I've always liked the look of Lichtenberg figures, but I've been intimidated by the process of building a unit from scratch. With the device Charles has created, I don't have to worry about making a mistake in the design or construction. From the physical style of the unit to the clarity of the instructions, every detail has been well thought out and perfectly executed. The probes are comfortable to hold and the foot pedal allows me to focus all of my attention on the task at hand.
For anyone interested in creating this type of wood art, I recommend the Lichtenberg unit from Conestoga Works without hesitation."
Thanks again,

David, Keller, Enid OK

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