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Another great video clip.

The wrapper is not dry. It is in high case, but not wet. Otherwise it would not stretch. Also note that the rolling board is completely dry. Her use of glue is sparing, but strategic.

The flag wrap at the head, and the final cap perfectly match the wrapper in color, because they are always cut from the scrap, head end of each cigar's own wrapper.

Bob
 

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I agree, one of the best video i`v seen. Thanks max. wonder how many years she´s been rolling. She indeed make it look easy, booth wrapping and caping. What i noticed is when she smooths out the edge of the wrapper it stays almost flat on the board. When i try it the edge curl back and makes it hard to get a straight line when stretching the the wrapper. I´v tried whit different level of moisture whit about same result. Do anyone have some idea about this?

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I agree, one of the best video i`v seen. Thanks max. wonder how many years she´s been rolling. She indeed make it look easy, booth wrapping and caping. What i noticed is when she smooths out the edge of the wrapper it stays almost flat on the board. When i try it the edge curl back and makes it hard to get a straight line when stretching the the wrapper. I´v tried whit different level of moisture whit about same result. Do anyone have some idea about this?

/Ville
couple ideas: I have seen a dowel or tube used like a rolling pin to flatten the wrapper. Also, a very smooth rolling surface with the wrapper in high enough case, the leaf will almost hold itself to the rolling board.
 

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Thats true DGBAMA, I use a 3/4 -1" dowel often to flatten prominent veins if the wrapper is in very high case. I have a ton of them I was going to sell for pen blanks in all types of wood. It doesn't matter what type of wood really. They all work the same. Any hardware sells dowels.
 

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I agree, one of the best video i`v seen. Thanks max. wonder how many years she´s been rolling. She indeed make it look easy, booth wrapping and caping. What i noticed is when she smooths out the edge of the wrapper it stays almost flat on the board. When i try it the edge curl back and makes it hard to get a straight line when stretching the the wrapper. I´v tried whit different level of moisture whit about same result. Do anyone have some idea about this?

/Ville
If the wrapper has large veins, it may take extra time for the veins to become saturated with moisture and become as pliable as the lamina. Also trim the edge of the leaf that is curling.
 

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Patience! That is sometimes key to rolling is the way you want your leafs to be. It Is hard to keep stored that way although the effort to do so can save a whole lot of time for your fillers. The wrappers and binders less so. They can be rehydrated wheras fillers its tougher to get it right. I keep what I think I might be rolling in vapor proof bags 1LB stored in a 5 LB vapor proof bag rolled up on the end and sealed with a chip clip. That way they can be anywhere I go or choose to be for months.
 

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I´v already tried whit a rolling pin, works great on the veins but not so god on the edge. Think i´ll try whit another board, maybe a marbel plate make the wrapper stick. Anyone who has used marbel? Not so good for cutting maybe but if it works is worth little grinding. Storing is another problem, i use the the bag the leafs come in from Don but i have to add a little water almost once a week. it´s very dry here now, about 20-30 % during winter. How is it where you live?
Thanks for your help
Ville
 

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I am not using marble, but would have if I found a piece of it.
I am using a large ceramic tile. Works great for cutting, as well as the binder / wrapper sticking for the rolling.

Gives clean cuts. I was using a Pizza cutter previously which on occasion didn't roll, but now using a cheveta it works pretty damn good.

For a roller I use a Pizza Roller someone here said they were using. Works just fine. Prior to that I was using a piece of PVC.
 

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I´v already tried whit a rolling pin, works great on the veins but not so god on the edge. Think i´ll try whit another board, maybe a marbel plate make the wrapper stick. Anyone who has used marbel? Not so good for cutting maybe but if it works is worth little grinding. Storing is another problem, i use the the bag the leafs come in from Don but i have to add a little water almost once a week. it´s very dry here now, about 20-30 % during winter. How is it where you live?
Thanks for your help
Ville
I roll on a scrap piece of granite and the wrapper sticks well.
Pete
 

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This by far one of the better videos, that I have see. Finally seen how to do the cap. Thanks
 

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From time to time I come back on this page and to Cuba. This year this lady (Reglita) was still there. She has a new ashtray. I brought her some presents + DVD with video. She watch it with her family and was so grateful that she rewarded me with some great Cuban leaf. She made four bags with description.


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What a great gesture on both accounts. Looks like some nice leaf, let us know how it tastes.
 
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