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« on: September 08, 2011 06:05:04 AM »

So I'm in India and Alum (popularly known as Phitkari here) is easily and cheaply available here. The only issue is, they're really ugly and irregularly shaped. I was wondering if anyone would know how to sort of round them out or grow them in an acceptably smoother form?

The reason I ask is because I want to popularize these as a cheap and extremely effective deodorant (been using for the last two years and it works beautifully for me, I've had huge BO issues). I cannot obviously give away ugly sharp stones as gifts or use them in handcrafted spa baskets.

I've tried growing them by immersing a single crystal in an extremely saturated solution but they've resulted in really sharp crystalline forms and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to grow them into an acceptable shape.

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011 06:29:04 AM »

So I found an answer to my own question.. Grin

Apparently you can use what is called a Model Wet Trimmer. I used these guys in dental school and they're not too cheap but I think a good investment for trimming all things stoney.

There you are! If you've any questions, let em roll.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011 02:31:16 PM »

Ok they sound really interesting, but what are they precisely? Can you put a pic up?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013 11:49:30 AM »

how did this work out?
I was interested in infusing porous stones with a great essence and then using it as deodorant.

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