one they forgot is to cover the area with a thin layer of white/yellow
glue, let dry, then peel off along with the splinter.
Similar to the tape method, but if it's a wood splinter the glue can absorb
into the wood, aiding the removal
Well, for the regular way with tweezers, the best pair I've ever used came
from Lee Valley Tools. They advertise them as the best and they are. Or
course, one needs to be able to see the splinter to use them. The methods in
the video above don't always require sight to work.
I've never run across a decent pair of store-bought tweezers in my life,
so one day many years ago I took a pair of Revlons out to the shop and
honed the tips to a fine point, then yanked a sheet of 220 grit
sandpaper through the mating faces while maintaining light gripping
pressure until they were perfectly flat. I got them so finely tuned you
could pull a splinter out of Tinkerbell's pinky. Once my wife tried
them out she was elated, and she made me do the same thing to every pair
of tweezers in the house, and since then, she's loaned out my services
to practically every female we know. I'm thinking of starting a tweezer
honing business. :-)
"Our beer goes through thousands of quality Czechs every day."
(From a Shiner Bock billboard I saw in Austin some years ago)
I've got a pair so fine, they will actually cut flesh to aid in getting out
a splinter. When I was a machinist, those pesky steel slivers (splinters)
were devilish to remove. With a mag headset, no splinter is too small.
30 years in a machine shop has taught me that the easiest way to remove a metal
splinter is with a disk sander. Press the affected area against the spinning
disk and remove when it stops sparking. Self-cauterizing, too. ;)
I just had this discussion with some pros I know... standard practice seems
to be that they pull out what they can with their fingers. If anything
remains they let it fester itself out. I've done that with chestnut pod
spines quit a number of times as no mater what method I tried I couldn't
remove them mechanically.
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