This use for POH floss is approved.
Here’s my story…Chris
I “flip” guitars and sometimes I make wiring harnesses for the volume and tone controls. To tie these wires together zip ties are too big and ugly. I have found that waxed dental floss is the perfect solution except it’s white. Found your product in black and that’s awesome. I don’t use much at a time so I most likely won’t reorder but the dispenser looks interesting…
Now if Chris would only KEEP FLOSSING his teeth too, that’ll be great. Thanks, Chris 🙂
8/19/2011 – POH received the following in response to a “Did we do right by you?” email, the last email we send after you order (your best chance to tell us about yourself, inform us of an error or contribute to POH World). For you landlubbers, the “jib” is the triangular sail in front of the mast. This has to be one of the best “Floss Tale’s” we have yet received.
Hi All You at POH,
Everything is OK indeed. Got the order, thanks.
Until this last June we have lived on a sail boat in the Mediterranean for 7 years. In that time we have come back to the US only for the months of November and March. While on the islands off Sicily we had the UV strip threads rot on the jib sail such that the strip, which is a foot wide and about 40′ long come loose and flap around. This threatened the whole sail. Alas we had no thread to re-stitch the strip, but we did have POH floss. It worked famously. With both of us stitching, it took about three hours to effect repairs.
That night a gale forced us out of the anchorage. We put up only the jib and sailed to the shelter on the lee of the island. The POH floss held throughout the gale.
Thanks,Doug and Sara
We hear the stories, and pass them along to you. Different uses of POH floss
- Using POH Percept 420 NoWax™ dental floss, our thinnest floss, a Bow Hunting enthusiast tells us that nothing works better for judging windage. Evidently, one hangs a short length of floss from the balance arm of the bow. It will show which way the wind blows, and how hard! Thanks to Daniel C., whom we met at the Tulsa State Fair 2011.
- An inmate cut through the iron bars in an old jail cell somewhere. He took a pumice soap and dental floss, got the floss all soapy and proceeded to wear away a very thin cut in the old metal with a back and forth sawing motion. Every night he would cover up the tiny line with dust and spit. Finally giving a tug, the remainder of the iron bar gave way one night, and they never saw him again.
- A very famous museum restores artifacts whose native fibers have turned to dust with dental floss. Strong, not attractive to insects and very thin.
- Dental floss was used as a snare to feed a lost hiker.
- Kite string. Invisible, and it shows off the kite better.
- For use as a bug leash. Cicadas fly around and around over your head.
- Fishing line to catch dinner. Once again, a lost hiker.
- Binding a splint. Tight. Many rounds of the floss and you got immobilization (probably a clumsy hiker).
- Rope ladder to go over the wall at a minimum-security jail.
- Cutting cake.
- Using a paper clip and floss, car keys retrieved from a four-foot deep street drain.
- Sewing a button on. Permanently, almost.
- From a conversation at a dental convention, a certain military dentist for certain ‘special forces’ told us that his ‘snake eaters’ used the Percept® black floss as a tripwire. That one we don’t need, but it is one more use for POH dental floss. Don’t try that at home, kids.
The many uses of dental floss.
Got any? Send ’em to us.
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