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#1 NanetteV

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

Any ideas for making glaze tongs?

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

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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#3 Mark C.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

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

some things are just easier to buy.

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#4 NanetteV

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:19 PM

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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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:41 PM

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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#6 NanetteV

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

Cool idea, Min.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

Great idea Min

 

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

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:30 PM

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!

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