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Old 08-06-2010, 12:26
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I have been making bows for a year now and I have yet to make korkers. Well for the past 2 days I have been baking my ribbon and now I have a 16 oz container full of ribbon! I can't wait to make my combos. I made my first set of korkers and I realized how long it is going to take to heat seal the ends. I use a lighter normally. I know there is a better and faster way. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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wood burning tool cuts like butter
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The first time I did it, I used a lighter and that took forever...then I bought a wood burner. That works well and a lot quicker.
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woodburner works like magic i use dto do the lighter and it cost me more money to keep buying a lighter then it did for me to buy a woodburner and use it all the time
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Thank you so much! I knew there was a better way. I am spending way to much money on lighters and plus I don't get the clean cut lines I want.
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How does everybody use the woodburning tool when cutting korkers? I tried it once, but the curls kept getting in the way and it was hard to keep the correct measurement for each kork. What technique or method do ya'll use?
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How does everybody use the woodburning tool when cutting korkers? I tried it once, but the curls kept getting in the way and it was hard to keep the correct measurement for each kork. What technique or method do ya'll use?

You do have to separate the curls a little bit with your fingers. I use the slant blade that's on the woodburner and one semi quick stroke and it's cut and sealed at the same time. Takes a little bit getting used to though. I remember when I first started I would get gobs of funk on the tip but keep at it, maybe trying on just some scrap ribbon to get used to the motion. You'll ask yourself later why it took you so long to use a woodburner. I can cut and seal so much ribbon in a sort amount of time. I remember the days and I would cut with scissors and then use a lighter. I think I was crazy at the time since the woodburner is so much easier.
I use it to cut ribbon to size for lining my clips, so much quicker! You'll find many uses for it!
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You do have to separate the curls a little bit with your fingers. I use the slant blade that's on the woodburner and one semi quick stroke and it's cut and sealed at the same time. Takes a little bit getting used to though. I remember when I first started I would get gobs of funk on the tip but keep at it, maybe trying on just some scrap ribbon to get used to the motion. You'll ask yourself later why it took you so long to use a woodburner. I can cut and seal so much ribbon in a sort amount of time. I remember the days and I would cut with scissors and then use a lighter. I think I was crazy at the time since the woodburner is so much easier.
I use it to cut ribbon to size for lining my clips, so much quicker! You'll find many uses for it!
I'll keep at it! Thanks!
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Do you cut on the dowel rod.
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Do you cut on the dowel rod.
I don't but I think someone on here posted that they did. I take them off and use a glass cutting board with a paper ruler taped to the bottom of it. Measure, cut and seal in one step!
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