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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8550 on: October 17, 2013, 02:41:08 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.

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« Reply #8551 on: October 17, 2013, 02:50:57 PM »
Would oiling be OK for the board?  If so, vegetable or olive oil might help remove the glue residue.
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« Reply #8552 on: October 17, 2013, 02:58:57 PM »
I can't imagine oil wouldn't be ok... I'll try that.

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« Reply #8553 on: October 17, 2013, 03:26:37 PM »
I'm this >< close to giving up on baking anything containing egg whites.  eHellions please help me, I'm obviously doing something stupid when it comes to dealing with them.

Recipe 1 - custard tart required me to fold beaten egg whites into egg yolk/sugar mix - served my family lumpy custard tart for Easter
Recipe 2 - lemon macaroons required me to fold flour and ground almonds into egg whites - baked myself some stick pancakes

When a recipe calls for me to fold something in, is there any reason that I can't use my electric whisk?

How beaten are the egg whites to begin with?  My daughter attempted an angel food cake and she used the whisk attachment on the blender, and to her the looked beaten, but in reality there was much non-beaten eggs in there as well.   We still enjoyed the custard brick.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8554 on: October 17, 2013, 06:50:34 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.
Would oiling be OK for the board?  If so, vegetable or olive oil might help remove the glue residue.
I can't imagine oil wouldn't be ok... I'll try that.

I am assuming that it is a plasticized paper label that leaves residue & paper when gently peeled off. I usually use GooGone to remove it, but that has petroleum distilates which are toxic. I performed and experiment after reading Outdoor Girl's post.

I have a plastic tumbler with sticky stuff from a label on it, so instead of GooGone, I used mineral oil on a paper towel and it pretty much just wiped the goo right off! That's what I use to treat my cutting boards, and it is used as a laxative. I bought it in the laxative section of the pharmacy. By the way: ignore the expiration date for this purpose. That stuff doesn't go bad. Miner is over 12 years old.

Thank you Willy-Nilly, for your 'stupid question', and thank you Outdoor Girl for your suggestion.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8555 on: October 17, 2013, 07:43:08 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.

I'm too curious, I cant' figure out what this is. I see a bowl and a corkscrew with cut outs for each. Is the silver ring a wine bottle spilly thingy? Aht are the two things in the back ith with porcelein handles? Is it a wine and cheese board?

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8556 on: October 17, 2013, 09:48:01 PM »
Does anyone know the best way to remove the logo placard from an item like this:


I want to remove it (dissolve the glue I guess) without harming the actual object.

I'm too curious, I cant' figure out what this is. I see a bowl and a corkscrew with cut outs for each. Is the silver ring a wine bottle spilly thingy? Aht are the two things in the back ith with porcelein handles? Is it a wine and cheese board?

I was curious, too, and found the link to the product page: http://www.leedsbagstore.com/leeds-imprinted-entertainerwinecheeseboard-promotional-91940.html

It is indeed a wine and cheese board, although I can't quite figure out what the silver ring is supposed to be for (the website doesn't say).


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8557 on: October 17, 2013, 10:11:15 PM »
It is a wine and cheese board, and its nice aside from the name of the financial institution that gave it to DH as an industry party favor; hence me wanting to remove the plaque bit, which is not plasticized paper label but an engraved bit of aluminum stuck on.

The ring thingie is a metal ring lined with velvet. You put it around the neck of your wine bottle after its opened so after you pour if you get a little drop of wine running down the side it gets soaked up by the ring instead of proceeding down and staining your table cloth.
The two things behind it are a cheese knife and spreader (for a soft cheese) they attach to the block via embedded magnets in the wood (the ring is also held in place via a magnet in the wood). There is also a wine stopper that inserts into the wood block (held in via gravity).

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8558 on: October 17, 2013, 10:58:01 PM »
What a cool thing!  I would just leave it..........or.........

You can pop the little aluminum plaque off with a small chisel or putty knife. It will (in my experience) leave a few globs of glue behind.

Then..............

You can heat it with a hairdryer and gently, with the chisel or putty knife, ease the globs off. A two person job! And lots of snoopervising and snipping while doing it. What fun. Just be very careful not to dig with the corner of the tool as you work.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8559 on: October 18, 2013, 04:07:37 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8560 on: October 18, 2013, 04:22:36 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?

Widowed is actually correct for both genders. :)
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8561 on: October 18, 2013, 04:36:34 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?

Widowed is actually correct for both genders. :)
Ah. Thank you.  ;D Silly english language, always changing the darn rules.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8562 on: October 18, 2013, 05:05:40 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?

Widowed is actually correct for both genders. :)
Ah. Thank you.  ;D Silly english language, always changing the darn rules.

I like to refer to a specific quote on occasions like this.

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. It beats them up in a dark alley and searches their pockets for loose grammar." ;D
"This is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put."


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8563 on: October 18, 2013, 05:39:35 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?

Widowed is actually correct for both genders. :)
Ah. Thank you.  ;D Silly english language, always changing the darn rules.

I like to refer to a specific quote on occasions like this.

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. It beats them up in a dark alley and searches their pockets for loose grammar." ;D
I wish I'd known that phrase a couple of days ago. I was debating with a coworker why almost everything in English seems to be irregular (e.g. spelling vs pronounciation, plurals, past tenses) and she was lamenting how hard it was to remember it all when the rules seem to keep changing. I just told her to take her best shot at what she meant and I'd just try figure out it by context.  ;D

I should probably tell her about how "cleave" has two completely opposite meanings. And so does "sanction", now that I think about it.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #8564 on: October 18, 2013, 06:15:49 AM »
Vocab/Language question:

A woman whose husband has died is a widow, and you can say "She was widowed last year".

A man whose wife has died is a widower. Is one capable of saying he was "widowered" or is that not a word?

Widowed is actually correct for both genders. :)
Ah. Thank you.  ;D Silly english language, always changing the darn rules.

I like to refer to a specific quote on occasions like this.

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. It beats them up in a dark alley and searches their pockets for loose grammar." ;D
I wish I'd known that phrase a couple of days ago. I was debating with a coworker why almost everything in English seems to be irregular (e.g. spelling vs pronounciation, plurals, past tenses) and she was lamenting how hard it was to remember it all when the rules seem to keep changing. I just told her to take her best shot at what she meant and I'd just try figure out it by context.  ;D

I should probably tell her about how "cleave" has two completely opposite meanings. And so does "sanction", now that I think about it.

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