Originally Posted by Scoop
definitely sand the grommet.
i wouldn't use brute force. think about what youre doing. when you jam the stem in you put a ton of the pressure on the vase, and when you pull it out, youre pulling that already stressed vase apart...weakening the vase, ending in possible tragedy (and a waste of 20+ dollars).
glass donest get weakened, its not like metal where it gets work hardened, it just has its stress point where it fails. i agree its not the best idea to be forcing in a stem but its not because you will weaken the glass