View Full Version : Wear your rubbers

Charles Vestal
08-19-2008, 09:16 PM
Over the years I have tried many things to keep from burning my fingers while grinding.
Gloves work well but sometimes they get in the way.

I was visiting Ed VanHoy's shop a couple of months ago and noticed he had some rubber finger tips laying next to a couple of blades he had been grinding. We were talking about something else at the time and I forgot to ask him how they worked for grinding.

I went to the office supply store and purchased a couple different sizes and tried them out on a batch of knives that I just finished.

These things work great, I was surprised how well they keep the heat away from your fingers. I used one on my forefinger and one on my thumb.

Thought I would share this little tip, I hope someone will find it usefull.

A thanks to Ed for the Idea.

Take Care

08-20-2008, 01:52 AM
Hmmmm. Can't wait to try it. Thanks, Charles!

02-09-2009, 10:52 PM
Hummmm! I use them back in the 70' and they worked jsut fine. I don't know why I ever stopped.

I had forgotten all about them.