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Old 02-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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callous care--shavers vs. rasps

Does anybody have any experience with these? I'm trying to decide whether it's preferable to slice my callouses off or grate them off.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

I actually use a cuticle tool and dig them out, then use a large emory board/nail file to smooth them out. Works good for me.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

A ped egg works good.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

I haven't had much luck using pumice stones. Maybe it's just the one I have but it's so smooth it hardly breaks up any skin.

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What cuticle tool are you talking about? Is it the thing that looks like a dental instrument?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

I reserve my cordless Dremel (wfs) with a sanding drum bit for callous care (my regular corded Dremel is what I use for real work).

Once you get beyond the strangeness of using a power tool on your hands, you notice that it's almost as if the thing was *designed* to manage callouses. It only takes a minute ever week or two (depending on the quantity of bar work that week) to keep my callouses happy.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

Just to clarify, I'm referring to the thing that looks like a cheese grater. That's called a rasp, right?

Side note: I don't have my own, but I gave out Dremels as X-mas gifts. I'm not sure if those recipients would mind if I borrowed them back for these purposes.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:21 PM   #7
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

Yeah it looks like a dental tool. Kind of a "V" shaped metal tip with blades inside the V.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:28 PM   #8
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

I use the callous shaver with a replacable razor blade. My hands used to hurt shaking someone's hand. Now, I haven't ripped in months. Albertson's... $7.99
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:31 PM   #9
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

A side note/observation regarding using a Dremel on callouses: If I worked on them after showering/bathing (particularly if my hands are pruney), I noticed significantly more heat buildup - making the process take a little longer. For this reason, I only Dremel my callouses when my hands are bone-dry these days.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:01 PM   #10
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Re: callous care--shavers vs. rasps

I just use my thumb nail during a hot shower to scrape off excess skin... works well for me.

Also - check out beastskills for callus removal tips wfs

http://www.beastskills.com/calluses.htm

PS: Here's a nice pic of some CrossFit Alexandria ladies' hands after we (they) did Josh on Saturday.
http://www.crossfitalexandria.com/ww...apeimage_5.jpg

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