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Types of IRONs

 
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Oobgarm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Types of IRONs Reply with quote

Kind of a silly topic, but a somewhat important one, I think.

What do you use and how does it fare for you?

I've used a newer iron, the one you can put water in and produce steam. I haven't had much luck with it, as it doesn't seem to heat the entire bottom surface.

For most of my projects, I've used an older iron that belongs to my fiancee's mother-and it works wonderfully. I've been watching thrift stores to pick up an old iron for myself, but no luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have steam iron also but don't use the steam when I iron beads. In most irons steam can be turned off.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive used two types, normal sized steam iron, then a small travel iron. we all know how the steam irons are but the travel ones dont melt them all the way though (not litterally but you know) just the bare surface does so no holes get covered, but it makes it extreamly organised and equal. also the smaller surface of the iron makes it easier to control.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have an iron so I use a pan! That's not a joke. And it works realls good!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so when you iron is there still supposed to be holes on both sides. because its looks better to me without holes
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zelly wrote:
so when you iron is there still supposed to be holes on both sides. because its looks better to me without holes


That's all up to you. I prefer holes to remain in the center of my beads, personally. Generally, the beads that touch will close off any holes between them when I fuse.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i try to keep the holes. but sometimes some seal right up. so i usually try to make the holes completely even on both sides
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