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Old 01-08-2008, 10:35
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I was wondering how do you get it to stay stiff and not so floppy, and also what do you use to cut the korker ribbon after you bake it? Thanks
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Before I bake them I use spray starch and then pop them into the 275 degree oven for 20-25 mins and leave the ribbon on the dowels until cool. Be cautious spraying the starch onto the floor though, I do it over an old towel. The floor gets slippery!

As for cutting, I have a rotary cutter but I really want a wood burning tool to try it out since it seals as it cuts. I use a lighter to seal the ends, like you use to light candles, BBQ,etc.
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Before I bake them I use spray starch and then pop them into the 275 degree oven for 20-25 mins and leave the ribbon on the dowels until cool. Be cautious spraying the starch onto the floor though, I do it over an old towel. The floor gets slippery!

As for cutting, I have a rotary cutter but I really want a wood burning tool to try it out since it seals as it cuts. I use a lighter to seal the ends, like you use to light candles, BBQ,etc.
This is how do mine and they always turn out nice and stiff. It also depends on the kind of ribbon you use though. i started with the ribbon from Hobby Lobby and it was so floppy. I use Schiff and Offray ribbon and the dot ribbon from Michelle's store. Most of my ribbon I buy from RABOM and The Ribbon Retreat.

I use a wood burner to cut my ribbon and it works wonders. I love it and wouldn't be able to make my ends look that great if I used a lighter or match. It comes out perfect every time.
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I use a wood burner to cut my ribbon and it works wonders. I love it and wouldn't be able to make my ends look that great if I used a lighter or match. It comes out perfect every time.
I was thinking about buying a wood burner to heat seal my ends, but it works for cutting the korker too, i guess since I have never used one I would be scared I wouldn't do it right
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I was thinking about buying a wood burner to heat seal my ends, but it works for cutting the korker too, i guess since I have never used one I would be scared I wouldn't do it right
I stretch it out between my fingers on a baking sheet and cut. Don't get it too close to your fingers! They get so hot. So I just measure with a ruler, then use the tool to cut and seal.
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I stretch it out between my fingers on a baking sheet and cut. Don't get it too close to your fingers! They get so hot. So I just measure with a ruler, then use the tool to cut and seal.

which end do use on your woodburner? the "universal end" or the knife?
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I use the universal wood burner end for EVERYTHING, including korkers. That's just because I'm too busy to ever stop and change out the tip to see if I like any of the others, lol. Eh, if it's not baroque,' don't fix it, right? (sorry, the kids have Beauty and the Beast in right now..)
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I use the universal wood burner end for EVERYTHING, including korkers. That's just because I'm too busy to ever stop and change out the tip to see if I like any of the others, lol. Eh, if it's not baroque,' don't fix it, right? (sorry, the kids have Beauty and the Beast in right now..)
Great! I have tried the knife, but didn't get good results - I'm going to try this today...that is if I can get off this board, lol!
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I do mine exactly as mentions with spray starch but 250 for 30 min works best in my oven! I haven't made korkers since getting my wood burner but am quite excited about tring it!
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