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Snip & flame 71 48.30%
Snip & barrel of wood burner 27 18.37%
Wood burner 16 10.88%
Tack the middle w/ wood burner to fuse 9 6.12%
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:30
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Aaah! Now I see the problem - I was trying to use my woodburner to cut the ribbon, not just heat seal it!!



Are those the long ones you can use to light the grill? I'll have to get some!I've also heard some people mention they use a candle!



Thanks, Maxine!
When I use lighters, I prefer the long reach lighters. There is one brand that is kind of like a torch instead of a flame LOL. I wish I could remember the brand. But that kind gave more of an even flame for sealing the end without the flickering movement & potential for burning.
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When I use lighters, I prefer the long reach lighters. There is one brand that is kind of like a torch instead of a flame LOL. I wish I could remember the brand. But that kind gave more of an even flame for sealing the end without the flickering movement & potential for burning.
We call them flameless or windproof lighters here
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We call them flameless or windproof lighters here
Sweet!!! I haven't bought one in awhile. I've been using the flick my bic ones since that is what my mini mart carries. They do kill the thumbs. I need to go get one of those. I've found that lighters work better than wood burners for getting the end of a korker piece.
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I think that is what they are referring too Maxine. Over here we have lighters that are flameless/windproof (much more compact ) we also have that style...for the BBQ's
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I think that is what they are referring too Maxine. Over here we have lighters that are flameless/windproof (much more compact ) we also have that style...for the BBQ's
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Thanks girls I can't use a lighter because I can't control the flame (too many ceiling fans). But the woodburner has become like a 3rd hand for me
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Wow..this is all such great information..thanks to everyone for sharing. Spikes give me the hardest time.
I know this is somewhat of an old thread ..but wanted to get some insight if anyone can help...

I very much admire these bows..and I love how to spikes are up and down perfectly straight...

does anyone have any advice on how to make them look like this...it doesn't appear that they are all criss crossed ykwim? I was thinking that the woodburner technique would work to secure them....what do you ladies think?

nevermind with link..i figured it out
TIA for any guidance..

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Old 05-02-2011, 09:17
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i LOVE this thread! especially the pictures to go along with the written directions. just got my wood burner in the mail and tinkered around with it this weekend. will def need some more practice, but i can see where it's going to save me tons of time, especially when i start using it to fuse the ribbons together to make spikes. i was getting frustrated too, when they cinch up all weird and get "wonky" (love that word!). so glad my son doesn't have baseball after work today so i can go home and plug in my wood burner, hee hee! thank you!
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I know this is an older thread but I was wondering...when you cut/burn the slits or v cuts in the spike stack, do you thread your bow's center through those cuts to the back of the spikes or just wrap them around the whole stack to the back?
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