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Craig Van De Walker 06-10-2006 05:27 AM

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

Jerimiah Childress 06-10-2006 12:43 PM

ok maybe this is a dumb question and maybe Im the only person that doesn't, but why would you cut off your calluses?

Mike Neill 06-10-2006 08:09 PM

Craig, are you a safecracker?

Guest 06-10-2006 08:16 PM

jeremiah - because if you let your callouses get out of control, they'll catch on things and get torn off involuntarily. keep them smooth.

Jerimiah Childress 06-10-2006 08:43 PM

ok, I see keeping them smooth, I misunderstood I guess, I thought he was removing them completely.

Craig Van De Walker 06-10-2006 08:52 PM

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.

Larry Lindenman 06-11-2006 06:57 AM

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.

Dan MacDougald 06-11-2006 05:52 PM

Being something of a woodworker, I prefer the round 3" Microplane
http://www.microplane.com/html/tools/snapin31104.html

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