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Old 07-30-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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My sister got me a pice of slate flooring tile which I broke up to use in my tank. The only problem is the pieces are really sharp. Is there anything I can use to dull the edges?
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Old 07-30-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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I'm thinking it might cut through regular paper. Is there some kind of extra strength paper or something?
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Meredith, I would suggest just sitting outside and rubbing your sharp edges on the concrete curb/step/sidewalk/driveway in front of your home. Same effect as sandpaper, but no tearing. And the slate you are 'super-eroding' will come off in a sandy form too, so you needn't worry about leaving sharp bits behind to injure anyone. Please remember to wear work gloves
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They make emory cloth.. that might work..
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Stone-grinding bit for your drill.
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i'd go with the concrete/path idea... although i just bashed the edges of mine with a hammer till they were smooth, then gave them a good wash and scrub with a bristley brush. But i didnt use floor titles so it probably wasnt as tough as yours tho...
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Do have like a dremel? That would work with a masonry grinder
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I guess my dad has a stone grinder thing he said I could use. Yea!! Thanks everyone!
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How about a rough file of some sort? They can work fairly easily and fast and I think you could get some interesting custom shapes.
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