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Old 10-06-2008, 03:33
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I like to finish most of my bows off with the v cut on the ends instead of just an angle, but they start looking all crazy when I heat seal them with a lighter (they look more rounded and can get uneven). Can you use a woodburner and fold the ribbon in half to do the v cut or will it singe them together? TIA.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:55
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Yes it will melt them together... I just cut it with the single ribbon layed flat...
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:18
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Default Re: wood burner for v cuts

I am VERY picky about my V's being straight and even, lol I cut mine first then lay them down flat and line a metal ruler up to them and "seal" the ends with the woodburner that way
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Default Re: wood burner for v cuts

I have the same issue when I do v-cuts. My woodburner still scares me though!

I am going to try the metal ruler trick.
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Default Re: wood burner for v cuts

You can also use a metal corner bracket - someting from home depot or lowes. Gives you a perfect angle.

Or fold the ribbon in half and make one cut to get both sides of the V identical, keep it folded loosly and make one straight swipe with the lighter.

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Old 10-08-2008, 06:59
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Default Re: wood burner for v cuts

I like to cut my v with scissors and then lay it on my glass and go over it with my wood burner.
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Or fold the ribbon in half and make one cut to get both sides of the V identical, keep it folded loosly and make one straight swipe with the lighter.

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thats exactly how i do mine and it never fails
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Default Re: wood burner for v cuts

I just fold the ribbon in half and make one cut to make the V then I go over it with the heat sealer. You really don't even have to touch the ribbon with the heat sealer just get close enough and it will seal the ribbon
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Hey Lori!! Good to see you!
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Hey Lori!! Good to see you!
Yep, trying to get back to posting on my boards as I miss it! But need to work and take care of my boy too, so we will see how much I get to post. He is very needy again. ohhhh, the phases we go thru
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