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Make your own Super Slippery Optical Mouse Pad

This works way too good.

Buy a cheap round and flat 10"-12" Teflon coated aluminium frypan.

Cut out the flat centre using a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade.

File away all rough edges.

You can also add adhesive feet to prevent scratches to your desk if you want.

You now have a portable mouse pad for any surfaces and it will last for years.

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Can't remove paddle


Hi Nancy, If it were one of the metal ones coated with Teflon I would advise something different. Since it is plastic you will need to soak it again overnight with some soapy water. Tomorrow get a toothpick and begin to pick at the bread gunk in the little gap between the post and the flat edge of the post where the bread gunk collects. Once you clear enough of that out a little wiggling side to side and especially up and down should free your paddle. Fortunately B&D's usually have enough of a gap where you can do what I describe. Some paddles fit so snugly there is no gap to work with. Whatever you do don't use anything metal to try and free your paddle, you could damage the teflon coating on your pan and you never want to do that. Let me know how it goes.....

Nov 26, 2011 | Black & Decker Bread Machine

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Is it possible to restore the teflon surface of teflon coated pans on which the surface has become scratched (in this case Jamie Oliver Tefal Frying pans)


No. There is no effective repair procedure for the pan once the teflon coating has become scratched down to the bare metal or begins peeling off.

You can continue to use the pan safely, but the non-stick surface will not be as effective as an undamaged coating would be.

Never use metal forks / spatulas / utensils on a teflon coated pan.

Instead try using thermal rated plastic, teflon, or wooden spatulas which will not scratch the pan coatings.

Good luck.

Jun 12, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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My original blade broke so i bought a new blade from wickes 10tpi now when i use it i saw on the line i have marked but on the other side of the 2x2 it is about quarter to hallf inch out how can i make the saw straight . Many Thanks


There are good blades and there are cheap blades. Good blades are straighter but less tolerant of poor technique and so tend to break, cheap blades can and do bend far more. You can keep the blade straighter by not forcing the blade through the work and allowing it to cut at it's own rate and by experimenting with the speed settings on the jigsaw. It also helps if you pick the correct blade for the job: 10tpi is a bit too coarse for ripping a timber batten along the grain but fine for rough cutting chipboard. Also, it's difficult to keep the foot of the jigsaw absolutely level on 2x2 which adds to your problems.

Aug 15, 2010 | Bosch T-Shank High Speed Steel Jigsaw...

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Electric frypan


you can make or try to send this to a recoating company


www.thomasnet.com

for a fresh coating

cheers

Aug 28, 2008 | Rival Kitchen Appliances - Others

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