Hi Peter, I’m sort of coming in half-way through this thread, so
excuse me if this has been mentioned already - I use
Blutac/Startac/whatevertac to pick up stones. I use it on the
end of an old burr shaft but a matchstick or cocktail stick might
be more appropriate. Being very flexible stuff it’s
pickup/release characteristics are easily controlled by the
amount of pressure used at pickup. It gets dirty though and needs
replacing every now and then.
I used it when I found that, in my locale, I couldn’t readily
obtain beeswax and I was, as usual, in a hurry.
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