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thanks and glaze thumb tong thingamajigs

updated sat 14 dec 02


Kat Valenzuela on mon 9 dec 02

I would like to thank everyone who commented on the ideas for
the big spouted pitchers and trimmed bottoms. I have some really
good ideas now.

Does anybody has or know where you can get a glazing tool you
place onto the ends of your finger or thumb and it has a hook on
the end of it and you can hold onto plates and such while dipping
into glaze?

Like finger tongs?

Kat in the Hat

Sandy Cryer on tue 10 dec 02

In a message dated 12/10/2002 11:18:30 AM US Mountain Standard Time,

> Like finger tongs?

what a great idean, any inventors amongst us?
Sandy Cryer

Russel Fouts on wed 11 dec 02


>> what a great idean, any inventors amongst us? <<

John Colbeck makes them by twisting together short pieces of coat
hangers and sharpening the ends. Kind of hard to describe but imagine
something that looks like a 3 or 4 legged scorpion. The hooked tail goes
over your finger/s and thumb.

I also saw a lot in Japan that were metal spikes welded onto short
pieces of brass tubing. The tube goes over your fingers and thumb.



Russel Fouts
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Brussels, Belgium
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iandol on thu 12 dec 02

Dear Kat Valenzuela,

Never seen these things being made for sale. I make my own out of stout =
fencing wire cut with bolt shears or electricians pliers. Bend as =
required to fit for the job in hand.

Use gloves when making them as the ends sometimes give a nasty slash. =
Abrade the burr on a bit of old grind stone for safety.

Best regards,

Ivor Lewis