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Noggin,

I believe you would only consider searing the ends where you make the cut if you forgot to cut it BEFORE rubbing and letting it sit.  However, if you cut it before you rub, you would do it just like SuperDave said and not have to worry about searing.

 

I twined mine and it still rubbed a little bit at the beginning, but it all turned out just fine.