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Old 03-20-2009, 01:04
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Default Re: Help! V-cuts stink

I got all jazzed when I saw on here how people used a wood burner to seal their ends . . . . . then I bought one. I can't cut my ribbon worth a DARN with it. After ruining TONS of ribbon, I finally found a trick that works for me and I hope it works for others, too.

I cut all my ribbon with a super sharp scissor. I use the barrel of the wood burner (not the tip) to seal the ends. It is nice and long and gets super hot. I just barely touch it to the ends and VOILA, they are sealed.

For "V" cuts, I cut with the scissors, hold folded over (but not touching) and touch lightly to the barrel on each side. Keeps a great "V" shape without the fuss.

Hope someone finds this helpful.
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