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Old 11-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #7
GrumpyGramma
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*Thinking of possible useful plastic items*

-coffee (or other large) can lid, maybe cut 2 and double up

-lid from microwavable container that is no longer used

-plastic storage container that shouldn't have been microwaved that last time

-the dreaded plastic shell packaging if you could manage a piece it of unmangled and large enough to use

If the reason for the tape is to make it slide in easily, I think you might just use something smooth to temporarily wrap it and then remove the wrapping. If it's for the edges that are sharp/rough, I wonder if there might be something you could use to melt them a little and smooth them out. I have an old woodburning tool that I've used for melting holes in plastics for potting plants, but I don't know how that would work for smoothing edges.
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