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Old 02-23-2010, 07:56
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Default woodburner frustration

I am really frustrated... I have been trying to use a woodburner for my korkers and either it doesn't make a nice clean cut ( it looks like frayed plastic) or the burnt ribbon builds up on the tip and then starts leaving black marks. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:40
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Default Re: woodburner frustration

I'll be watching this as I'm about to embark on buying one of these things myself.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:27
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Default Re: woodburner frustration

For the build up...I keep a wet washcloth next to my work station and wipe the tip of the wood burner frequently. When it gets really mungy I use an emery board to clean it really well.

The cutting thing....I always get that frayed, stringy thing as well. I just cut everything with scissors and then touch the cut end briefly to the wood burner tip to seal it. Not as efficient as one step but it works and seals better than fraycheck did.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:37
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Default Re: woodburner frustration

Hmmm maybe you need to move teh burner across your ribbon faster?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:13
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Default Re: woodburner frustration

It took me some time to get used to using the wood burner. I had to try some of the different tips to figure out what worked best for me. I use a pointy tip. I have a metal ruler and I hold that down with one hand and run the heat burner along the ruler edge of the ribbon. I don't know if that makes any sence but I hope that helps. I rarely have any build up. When I do I scrape it off on the glass I am cutting on. You probably want to try it on flat ribbon first. Goodluck!
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