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Old May 16th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Default Re: Problems removing stem from vase

Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
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

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