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Thread #122109   Message #2690371
Posted By: Penny S.
30-Jul-09 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
Subject: RE: Tech: Q for ancient order of bucket menders.
The version I learned used a knife, not an axe. And don't forget that cereal stalks are covered with silica - ancient flint sickle blades are identified by the polish goven them from this. I doubt a dentist would approve of the damage done to teeth by "cutting" the straw. And how do you do that, anyway, if the straw is already in the hole?

I can think of other ways of wetting the stone.

Penny