Eleanora Eden on sat 25 oct 03
You wrap the tool with softened "fimo" (polymer clay), smooth it out real
nice, and then put it in a 265F oven for 35 minutes (anyway that was the
instruction on mine). Comes out totally hard and permanent. For my
two-bladed knife it is now
a two-ended tool that doesn't close but that is okay as the blades are
both so worn down.
At 11:29 PM 10/24/03 -0700, you wrote:
>I searched out "fimo". Google results show it as a polymer clay. How is it
>used as a handle or rib? I've not used polymer clay. Your results sound
>as though it's sturdy, flexible or hard(?), and permanent.
>Catherine in Yuma, Arizona
>----- Original Message -----
> > Interesting that you mentioned the idea of using fimo. I have been using
>fimo to make stamps for marking my pots with my signature. Because fimo is
>no fine and not at all porous, it can make a very clear stamp.
> > I have also used fimo to make ribs with notches for rounding off rims.
>(The stuff that sells for $16+). It has lasted me forever and still hasn't
>shown any signs of wearing out.>
> > Charan
> >Well I had just seen some crochet
>hooks covered with fimo to make them easier to handle and I took some fimo
>and made a gorgeous new permanent handle for my precious old dull
>knife. It is awesome! If you have a tool you like but the handle is too
>skinny or worn out give this idea a try!
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