Hard to believe these are still around.  

You might think this is a soldering iron. Nope. It's a wood burner.

I had one of these as a kid, and looking back, it's probably not the best idea. In fact, I bet some of the "burnt wood" creations I made are still at my dad's house.

Let's think about this...a 950-degree iron, specifically designed to burn things. File this with the lawn jarts.


Sure, they make nice-looking things, but it hardly seems like a "toy" to give anyone. But you can find a bunch of them, including vintage wood burners, on Ebay.