Tea and tools

by jenny on 18 September 2012 - 03:56pm

So I bought a cute tea infuser on Etsy. The description indicated it was 2.5” in diameter and for a 4 cup teapot. Just to be sure, I measured the opening of my 4 cup teapot. Exactly 2.5”. Assuming they must have standards for this sort of thing (you know, the way 24” blinds are actually more like 23.5”), I went ahead and placed my order.

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Nope. They were both precisely 2.5” and the infuser would not fit in my teapot.

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I liked the infuser, though, and it seemed like a pain to try to return it, especially since it perfectly matched its description. Time to think outside the box.

I can’t be the only one that finds this photo amusing.

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It kind of reminds me of that “found art” with the tampon in the teacup… but way better. You know, a commentary on the modern woman. We still like our tea and our pretty things, but we’re not afraid to break out the power tools to get them just right. ;) Or something like that.

Anyway, I went to town with my Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone and then broke out the finishing buffs to smooth everything out and make it purdy again.

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Victory is mine.

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