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Old 01-21-2009, 02:48
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I just finished up a few & tossed tham in the oven to cure so I can send one of them out in the am.
The flower ones you made are very cute.
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How long due you cook them and at what temp?


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Those look Great Heather!
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I turn my oven on to 250 & then turn it off when it gets warm. After my caps are coated & bubble free I put them in. I usually make mine at night & leave them there until the am. You have to be careful because if it is too hot when you put them in you can get little burn spots in the resin.
I have never tried this any hotter but would imagine that you could go lower & be fine. I have also only done this with ET lite & no other resin or sealers.
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Her is one thing I have learned - I bought a few different punches and all were too big, although my image was 1". I finally bought a Fiskars Med. round'n round sqeeze punch, and it works! All the others were punchin out at 1 1/32" - doesn't sound like a lot, but I would have to re-cut around the punched image to get all the white off and make it fit on the cap!!! UGH!!!
Shelley, I have to agree with you on this one--I have the same punch, and it works perfectly for bottlecaps!
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Shelley, I have to agree with you on this one--I have the same punch, and it works perfectly for bottlecaps!
I second that! - after making bottle caps for over 5 years now I have tried every single punch out there and this is by far the best, plus this is the only one with a lifetime warranty for when it breaks - I have sent several back and Fiskers just sends me a new one.
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WOW!!! I never thought that Fiskars would replace it!!!! Good thing you told me that! I need to keep that little paper that came with my punch!!!

Now...if I could just find that dang Dog tag punch!!! UGH!!!
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