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New Found Pick/Probe
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2002 - 02:52 AM UTC
I was picking up some toothpaste at our local Target and saw that you can purchase dental picks, mirrors, and probes etc. They had a variety of different shapes and sizes and quantities. Prices were reasonable, $3 - 5 USD.
Uses are endless on these guys, seem/flash scrapers, glue applicators, hole diggers etc. Just use your imagination.
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 07:24 PM UTC
I discovered that using the dental picks, ie. the small wedge shaped plastic sticks that you are supposed to shove between your teeth to clean, are very useful for applying CA glue in small doses. Like for hand rails for pitot tubes.

I make a small pool of glue and use a pick to apply the glue. Sort of like painting. But I guess a toothpick could do the same thing.

It's a better use for those torture devices than picking you teeth especially when you have an entire box laying around unused.

Lucas Freeman
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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 08:49 PM UTC
My dentist gave me all the probes she wouldn't use cause they aren't sharp enough for dental purposes... I use that stuff for some time now (for modeling, of course #:-) ), and I must say it serves me great. As you have stated those torture devices have a better use...

Mario M.

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2002 - 10:04 PM UTC
Great suggestion Slodder, I've been using them for a number of years. In fact I'm still using the ones I originally got from my dentist long ago.