Monday, October 7, 2013

September 29th Hint of the Week

A New Tool we tried out this week:

Some of you may be familiar with the Japanese Pottery tool called a “yumi?” It is a piece of bamboo or sometimes thin metal bent in a “U” shape with a wire across the opening. It is an outstanding tool for trimming off those “wonky” tops on cylinders. Well here’s the new mini-yumi: It is a “Placker” or Dental Flosser.

Just lower the string/floss down into the edge of the pot to the depth you want to cut, and then lift. It is far easier and better than using the big fat needle tool. You can also use the pointed end to stick-in and cut too. When the floss is gone the round part should also make a good tool for rounding the edges of those cylinder lips. If you need help using this see Gene, Joe, Steve C. or Jan. They have been playing with it this week

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