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Making Glaze Tongs

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neilestrick    1,381

I have used commercial tongs for 22 years. The same set, in fact. The thing I like about them is that they are slightly flexible, so I don't put holes in my pots. I find that tongs that are made of modified pliers put too much pressure.

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Mark C.    1,807

I have 4-5 sets all very old and its like Neil said

some things are just easier to buy.

Mark

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NanetteV    0

Yeh, I know, but I'm just a dope about making stuff.... Got "hot dog" tongs at the dollar store that I'll try to modify. Need the teeth parallel, not like a + to grip object. Been using the same store bought ones for 30 years, but they don't quite work with a new odd shaped pot that is a commercial success.

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Min    783

Don't know the shape of the pot you need tongs for but for shallow things like lids and tiles that you dip more on a horizontal plane plus little itsy bitsy stuff I use filed down staple removers. They are cheap and they work, I just filed down the prongs so they fit on the rims / edges.

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Mark C.    1,807

Great idea Min

 

as for making your own Nanette they only cost 10$ Less than a mug sale.

Mark

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Pugaboo    438

Using the stapler removers is a cool idea! Thanks Min I bet I have a couple old ones hanging out in a box somewhere....

 

Oh where oh where did they go.

 

The scavenger hunt is ON!

 

Terry

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