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DStachowiak
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Well, it's Winter here in Maryland, and once again I have been visited by my annual curse, dry hands. My coin handling skills have gone down the tubes. Lotions help, but most of the ones I have tried tend to leave my hands greasy or smelling like a Marseilles Cathouse. One exception is Cetaphil lotion, but it's expensive. I was wondering if anyone else has this problem, and if so, what do you use for it?
Woke up.
Fell out of bed.
Dragged a comb across m' head.
Larry Davidson
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You might want to do a search as there are many threads on this topic. My preference is Steve Dela's Texture Spray mentioned here.

Larry (a fellow dry-handed Marylander)
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Chamberlain's Golden Touch Lotion ( http://www.chamberlainlotion.com/index.cfm or you local drugstore can order it for you) or Cornhuskers Lotion (found everywhere) work great.

Mark.
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I add a capfull of glycerin to a bottle of Cornhuskers Lotion and shake well. Glycerin can be obtained at a pharmacy and is inexpensive. This works well for me. My hands become very dry.
yachanin
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I use "Sortkwik". It's a soft, paste-like substance many office workers use to help go through papers or count off bills at a bank. Works very well and doesn't have an odor. You can pick up a small tub of it for a couple dollars at Office Max or Staples.

Regards, Steve
DStachowiak
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Wow, lots of good ideas here. Thank you guys, for all the helpful suggestions!
Woke up.
Fell out of bed.
Dragged a comb across m' head.
Griff
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Walgreens has a store brand called Rosewater and Glycerin that works great. Just a couple of drops before I perform or practice. Leaves a slight tackiness that makes coin handling easier. I actually carry it around in an old eyedrop bottle so I'm always ready.
ToasterofDoom
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I have lots of Sortquik (my mother works at a bank, and has easy access Smile) and I can attest to its increase in gripular capacity.
DonEngland
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I believe magnets inserted under the skin in pockets is the answer. I sell the magnets
for $100.00 each. You have to wear gloves to conceal the scaring and infection.
phedonbilek
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Oh no... Not this gloves thing again...

Phedon
...The only easy day is yesterday...
billmonroe
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Don & Phedon,

Thank you, I actually had true "Laugh out Loud" experience with reading your posts. Thanks and Happy Holidays to all. ;, gloves...

Cheers,

Bill
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Gloves, that sounds familiar,lol,lol.
Manny
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I would go with "Cornhuskers Lotion" from Wal-mart.
Daniel Faith
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I agree with cornhuskers lotion. I like luberiderm too.
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Magiguy
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I use Corn Huskers and Sortquik (I alternate depending on the need). I like the idea of adding some glycerin to the lotion; I'll have to try that. The only downside to the Cornhuskers lotion is that it contains alcohol (not entirely good for your skin). It also smells like play dough. Additionally, I use a mild, all natural soap when washing my hands, that doesn't strip out the moisture as much as some other soaps.

Another suggestion to consider: Vagisil. That's next on my list to try as I've heard raves about its effectiveness.

Best of luck!
Evan (aka Magiguy)
Tom G
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Great post Don..too funny. My vote goes for the Chamberlain lotion. No scars, magnets, or special gloves needed. Just some practice.
ChrisJ
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For what its worth, I like the Chamberlins Golden touch. Now mind you I am not a "coin worker" but this was recommended to me by Milt Kort who was well noted for his coin work. If it was good enough for him it is great for me:) You can get it at most drug stores or they can order it for you. its not oily like a lot of hand creams and lotions. If you get a small eye dropper type bottle you can always have some in your pocket if the need arises.

Happy New Year to all!

Chris
DStachowiak
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On 2006-12-31 21:47, ChrisJ wrote:
For what its worth, I like the Chamberlins Golden touch. Now mind you I am not a "coin worker" but this was recommended to me by Milt Kort who was well noted for his coin work. If it was good enough for him it is great for me:) You can get it at most drug stores or they can order it for you. its not oily like a lot of hand creams and lotions. If you get a small eye dropper type bottle you can always have some in your pocket if the need arises.

Happy New Year to all!

Chris

Well Milt was a pharmacist, so if anyone should know, it would be him!
Woke up.
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Dennis Loomis
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Let me add my recommendation for Chamberlain's Golden Touch Lotion. I have problems with slightly dry hands. I've tried most everything over the years and for me, it's the best. The only difficulty is that it's a little hard to find. But they do have a web site and if you do a Google Search on the name you'll find it. A friend of mine found a store that carried it and I had him buy a dozen bottles for me. That will last a good long time, but for two or three years I'm not going to have to search for it.

Denny Loomis

Oh yeah... one specific thing. I do a pretty good one handed top palm when I have some Golden Touch on my hands. Without it, it becomes very unreliable.
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Manny
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I can recommend Cornhuskers Lotion (best price Wal-Mart) works great, and
does not stain your clothes.
"Sortkwik"? (I'm not sure of the name) it is used at a bank to count
off bills. Works well, doesn't stain and it has no odor. You can buy it
at any Office supply store.
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