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Old 02-13-2011, 11:36
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When using my wood burner, I don't use any type of special stand or anything to hold it. What I use is an old ceramic coffee mug placed on top of a pot holder. The wood burner stays secure and I don't fear it being knocked over. The tip stays down and away from anyone or anything brushing up against it.

When I first saw your title, this is exactly what I was going to type. My wood burner sits in one of my DH's San Francisco 49's mugs .
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:39
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I actually bought a silicone mat by the glue guns (made specifically as a glue gun rest) at my local craft store. I think it was made by the same company as my glue gun, but I can't remember. LOVE this thing. Its great for making marabou puffs on!!!! Squirt a blob of glue on the mat and shove the 2 ends of the marabou boa in it! Peels right off!

Awesome.....I could use something like that!!! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:58
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Love the tips!! It is great to have them all in one thread.

Adding these....

Directly above my desk, I have a bow (or photo) board hanging on the wall. When I finish a bow, I just clip it on the board so it won't get lost or damaged.

To cut ribbon with the woodburner, get a metal ruler. They have 18 in ones at Staples for about $8ish. I have allie clips attached to mine all along the top so I can use them to hold the ribbon still at each place I will be cutting.
That's GREAT!!!
I am SO stupid lately...no tips from the mommie-brain. Maybe something will occur to me before the thread is buried!

Thanks to Maxine for starting this thread!
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:06
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Love all the tips.. I'm going to have to pick up one of those pot holders.. my glue gun is on an old plate.. what a mess lol

My tip is if you tie your bows when you make your 1st knot go under twice it will help make the knot stay and not slip while double knotting.

I also spend one whole day korking ribbon & put it in a 3-draw thingy.. then when I have to make korkers or need a piece of korker ribbon I don't have to bake any.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:18
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Someone else shared this one not to long ago but Ill share it again.
dot a bit of hot glue to the end of a new stick when you load it. This way it does not slip back out.

I seriously want to give you a hug for that tip!! I'm always losing the stick I've just put in!

I've got no tips I can think of, but do appreciate all the one's that do!
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I use a piece of graph paper with measurements marked on it placed in a dollar store frame to cut my ribbon on! I love all the tips on here they are amazing! Thanks ladies!
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I use a piece of graph paper with measurements marked on it placed in a dollar store frame to cut my ribbon on! I love all the tips on here they are amazing! Thanks ladies!
Darn it I ment with my wood burning tool LOL!
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Learning a lot tonight!
Ok, I sew my korkers and sometimes my needle gets stuck. I use a rubber jar gripper (like this) http://www.shopwiki.com/_Rubber-Grip...15542&s=292691 to pull the needle out. Works everytime time.
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I love all of these tips!!! Especially the wood burner and hot glue tip! I have my wood burner taped down to my table ha ha I'm so scared of it!!!

For my hot gule gun I place it on a plastic piece so it just comes right off as well....
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