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Living the American dream one heartbreaking piece at a time
...and a tool for every job.
I discovered over the weekend that one of the bowls that was included with my stoneware has a chip out of it. The damage in question is about an eighth of an inch deep and perhaps a quarter of an inch long. While this is not tremendous in size it is annoying to look at, especially since the rest of my dishes are in such excellent condition. There is also one rather sharp edge on the chip which, I'm sure, will lacerate me quite nicely some night when I'm washing bowls in the sink and letting my mind wander.

Part of me wants to get out my Dremel tool and use the sanding drum to smooth the edges and try to make the chip less noticeable. For some reason this strikes me as complete overkill, but still that voice in the back of my head says Do it! You know you want to! The Dremel has a thousand-and-one uses. You can give it use number one thousand and two: smoothing out chips in dishes! Maybe when that's done you can carve a pumpkin with it.

I am clearly my father's child.

You'd think it was easy

Current Mood: pessimistic pessimistic
Current Music: Neil Young - Tell Me Why

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posicat From: posicat Date: October 19th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Dremel's are great :)

I'd bet with the cutting bits you could carve a pumpkin pretty easily, they're meant to saw through drywall, wood and even metal. What's a pumpkin compared to that?
yotogi From: yotogi Date: October 19th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I used a Dremel to carve out the edges of a Spanish foil grip when it wouldn't fit the tang on my best practice blade.

I could start ranting about how the USFA is dominated by French-style fencers who won't acknowledge that the French grip is inferior; but instead I'll just highlight how lame I am by pointing out that I had to borrow the Dremel from my mom.
hightensile From: hightensile Date: October 19th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Use the Dremel to smooth out the imperfection.

Then find someone who has access to a kiln and some glaze and re-fire it.

Mmm, insane project...

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