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Old 06-10-2006, 05:27 AM   #1
Craig Van De Walker
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I don't know if others use this but I was peeling and cutting off my calluses for years and discovered if I use a dremel tool on low speed with the grinding wheel it works great! The sanding wheel is a little too agressive on soft areas but the grinding wheel seems to somewhat spare softer areas while being more agressive on the dry hard areas.

I keep the wheel moving so I don't get a burn but for me this works great.

I thought I'd pass it on
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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ok maybe this is a dumb question and maybe Im the only person that doesn't, but why would you cut off your calluses?
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Craig, are you a safecracker?
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
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jeremiah - because if you let your callouses get out of control, they'll catch on things and get torn off involuntarily. keep them smooth.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:43 PM   #5
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ok, I see keeping them smooth, I misunderstood I guess, I thought he was removing them completely.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:52 PM   #6
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In the past if I let my calluses get too thick they ripped into the meat of my hand, making my hands, not work too well. I just shaved them off with a straight razor, or as gross as it sounds chewed them off. My wife was not amused!

Even after grinding them I still have plenty of callus.

Safe cracking is a long way off for me, although it sounds fun.
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:57 AM   #7
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I use a callous file almost daily. I try to keep them flat or even indented a little. If you do rip, medicated chapstick helps with healing and prevents cracking.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:52 PM   #8
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Being something of a woodworker, I prefer the round 3" Microplane
http://www.microplane.com/html/tools/snapin31104.html

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