Could somebody offer me some advice creating burned lines on faceplate work, like platters or other flat pieces? What do you use when you can't wrap a wire around it? I've tried slivers of wood filed to a sharp edge, but results have been poor. The edge quickly wears flat and then if I get a burned line at all it often will be wider than the original groove. All I want is a crisp burned line like you get when using a wire on spindle work. As a side note, Nick Cook recommends using a piece of tempered hardboard to burn the hatbands on snowman tophats. I can't seem to get crisp lines using this method either. Again, the hardboard quickly wears down or flattens.