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rjsmith608
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Was wondering what the best silk is for thumb tip? I want it to be able to sit in the tip for a long period of time without getting wrinkled.
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Instead of looking for a wrinkle-proof silk, you should be looking for another way to produce a wrinkle-free silk without using a thumb tip. There are only a couple of hundred different ways to choose from for producing an unwrinkled silk without resorting to thumb tips as the method.
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On 2009-03-01 18:20, rjsmith608 wrote:
........I want it to be able to sit in the tip for a long period of time without getting wrinkled.


Yeah, me too. I also want to buy "Origami" for about $40. I was also hoping to learn how to back palm 3 decks while still in the box! Smile
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Thumbtip steamers work well

Posted: Mar 18, 2009 5:29pm
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On 2009-03-01 18:20, rjsmith608 wrote:
Was wondering what the best silk is for thumb tip? I want it to be able to sit in the tip for a long period of time without getting wrinkled.


Good luck, R.J. Finding silks that will do that would be a magic trick in itself! While some silks are more wrinkle resistant than others, I have not found any that will not wrinkle under tight compression. The longer you leave the silk compressed and the tighter the silk is compressed, will worsen wrinkling. Silks that I have bought that are less likely to wrinkle are the heavier silks (around 8 momme or so), and they are not suited for TTs.

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.....also, along the line of "wrinkle reduction"......I totally unfold mine.........then wrap them around an empty bird seed container (a little bigger than an aluminum soda can) and slip that into an aluminum (large, tubular) peanut brittle container with a lid.

......seems to work pretty well........Duane Laflin is pretty smart about silk mgmt. and this is a roughly modified version of what he does.
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I have had success storing my silks on hangers. Simply take a spring clothes pin and clip the corner to the hanger and let it hang down naturally.
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