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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 2:46 pm

I just read this in t'internet and wondered if any forum members had tried it?

You place your cracked piece in a pot and cover it with two cups of milk (or more if needed). Next, heat over low for an hour. Allow to cool in milk and then remove and rinse. Your piece, if the crack wasn't too far gone, should now have resealed itself!

they go on to say

Milk contains a protein, casein, that, with heat, can be formed into a natural plastic.

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Post by denbydump on July 22nd 2018, 3:40 pm

And it's stuck firmly to the bottom of the pan!
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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 5:23 pm

try it and see DD

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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 5:24 pm

a small saucer would be a good way to test it, half a pint would submerge one

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 22nd 2018, 6:23 pm

Tipsy Dan have you been drinking?
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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 7:11 pm

have you tried it CS?

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Post by philpot on July 22nd 2018, 8:20 pm

For how long tho?
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Post by philpot on July 22nd 2018, 8:23 pm

6,20 AM???????

when ITS 8.20 PM??????

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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 8:24 pm

an hour on the heat then let it cool
are you our guinea pig Phil?

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 22nd 2018, 8:26 pm

Dan, I had a modern tea mug that was porcelain, it recently broke. I had had it 10 years. It had come out of the dishwasher and I had it on the worktop whilst I was putting everything away. I heard a big *crack*. The cooling temperature and internal forces caused the thing to almost split in half. If by 'china' your source means porcelain then there is no chance...
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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 8:28 pm

I guess that is why you let it cool slowly in the milk

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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 8:29 pm

talk is cheap, who has a crap mug  or saucer with a crack and too much milk?

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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 8:32 pm

don't forget the before,during and after pics Jumping For Joy

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 22nd 2018, 9:00 pm

DD is right, simmer for 1 hour means 2 pints and a saucer!

...but I don't believe you!
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Post by dantheman on July 22nd 2018, 9:27 pm

it's not my method,I read it online

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Post by 22 Crawford St. on July 22nd 2018, 10:52 pm

Well I read you can make your cock longer by putting it in a blender!
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Post by tigerchips on September 2nd 2018, 1:41 am

22 Crawford St. wrote:Well I read you can make your cock longer by putting it in a blender!

You can indeed... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19prIfel8js
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on September 2nd 2018, 2:54 pm

Tiger I sure hope you did not put the words cock in blender into google...
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