I often have to burn edges as a prep work for the artist Huguette Caland. I wear a mask, a goggle, and use a small torch or alcohol lamp. Although I don't like the smell of smoke, I do find the end result satisfying.
" A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects"