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Old 04-08-2010, 11:43
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Default Spikes...help!

I am using a wood burning tool for the first time to make spikes and I love how it cuts through like butter...but how to you keep them straight and even? I feel like my hands are shaking and I can't cut anything straight or it isn't even from one side to the other. Do you use a template or anything? What could you use? Help!
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:53
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Fold the ribbon in half and use scissors to cut your v shape, them use the wood burner to seal the edges. Hope that helps!
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:32
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I agree with the poster above. Folding the ribbon in half and then cutting makes it lots easier. I have heard of some people buying those metal "T" squares or whatever their called and laying the V part on top of the ribbon and then using the wood burning tool to cut the tails, also. Might try that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:43
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I agree. a tip though when your cutting your V make sure tha you don't angle the scissors to much.
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