I have a 4th Century Greek Seal ring depicting St George stuck on my finger.

  • Page

    of 6 First / Last

    Previous
  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:35:21 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    It's not coming off. It's not too tight, just won't go over the knuckle. I've tried soap, vaseline, fairy liquid, immersing my hand in snow, but the only effect was to take a chunk out of the finger next to it with one of my nails...

    Any thoughts?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • pjmaybe 7 Apr 2008 08:36:19 70,676 posts
    Seen 5 years ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Thread title of the year
  • pjmaybe 7 Apr 2008 08:36:45 70,676 posts
    Seen 5 years ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Oh and thought two: Stop fingering 4th Century Greek Seals.
  • Pirotic Moderator 7 Apr 2008 08:37:02 20,647 posts
    Seen 1 week ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Sorry, my knowledge only extends as to how to remove a 4th Century Greek Seal ring depicting St.Michael.

    edit: hand in show? I thought you were supposed to warm the ring up because then it expands slightly, rather than freeze it and make it shrink.. try warm water if you haven't already.
  • Fozzie_bear 7 Apr 2008 08:37:54 15,530 posts
    Seen 18 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    pjmaybe wrote:
    Oh and thought two: Stop fingering 4th Century Greek Seals.
    It was in fancy dress though... you can see the temptation.

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:39:23 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Warm water tried in conjunction with soap. Thought the snow would make my hand shrink faster than the ring, certainly felt looser when it was colder.

    It's quite a funky ring, problem is that it's on the wrong finger (index left).

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:42:51 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Bill Door wrote:
    Hand under the cold tap, then some olive oil or something.

    That or a pair or tin snips :)

    This bad boy's 1700 years old, it certainly gets the nod over my finger if it comes to that.

    Will try olive oil, thanks.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • BartonFink 7 Apr 2008 08:43:01 34,920 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    begs the question: Why were you wearing a '4th Century Greek Seal ring depicting St George' in the first place?
    For a bet? A joke? Fancy dress?
  • Fozzie_bear 7 Apr 2008 08:43:34 15,530 posts
    Seen 18 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Is it Sid Nice's wedding ring?

    Support the Mowgli Dirty Protest!

  • BartonFink 7 Apr 2008 08:48:41 34,920 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Broke my wrist a couple of years back in France and fingers swelled up like balloons. Wedding ring would not come off so one of the doctors got a piece of string and managed to get it off. Painful but it worked.

    Basically loop it in through the ring and pull hard constantly going around in a circle. Oh don't forget some sort of lubrication.
  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:49:27 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    BartonFink wrote:
    begs the question: Why were you wearing a '4th Century Greek Seal ring depicting St George' in the first place?
    For a bet? A joke? Fancy dress?

    I buy stupid things...

    Just a nice trinket to have on my mantlepiece, next to the bronze statue of a hare, the Venetian carnival mask, the abstract oil painting of a golden arch, and the model Delorean.

    Unfortunately it's not on my mantlepiece, but on my finger.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 7 April 2008 08:52:12
    Ach if its yours just keep it on there.
  • BartonFink 7 Apr 2008 08:52:31 34,920 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    What happened? Did it jump off the mantelpiece and land on yer pinkie?

    Try what I suggested it does work. Use olive oil or something too.
  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:54:19 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    I will, I'll give it a bash this evening (at work now).

    No, just put it on my finger, realised it was a bit tight, and then tried to take it off and it wouldn't shift...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 7 April 2008 08:56:39
    I thought you were in a museum or something.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 7 Apr 2008 08:57:43 7,301 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Hold your hand up in the air for a minute or so and always point your finger upwards when you try to get it off.

    You can also try to pull down the skin and try to push/rotate the ring upwards.
  • LeoliansBro 7 Apr 2008 08:58:06 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    boabg wrote:
    I thought you were in a museum or something.

    That would be brilliant.

    'Hi, quick, on my blackberry and need forum help. What's the best way to remove a priceless antique I've got stuck on my hand? I've got about 10 minutes before the guard does his next sweep.' :)

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • smoothpete 7 Apr 2008 09:30:05 31,508 posts
    Seen 44 minutes ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    They can reattach severed fingers y'know
  • MetalDog 7 Apr 2008 09:44:26 23,697 posts
    Seen 20 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    When I was a kid I got a washer stuck on my finger. After various efforts from family, friends and neighbours involving butter, washing up liquid, water, mechanics grease, lay lines etc - I ended up in casualty where a nurse wound a bit of cotton underneath the washer and sort of 'wound' it off.

    Hurt quite a bit and the finger went an alarming purple during the process, but no harm done in the end (apart from ruining my dad's whole evening).

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • pjmaybe 7 Apr 2008 09:45:54 70,676 posts
    Seen 5 years ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    I got a pebble stuck up my nose when I was a kid. The bitch of a school nurse got it out by shoving a pepper-covered finger up one nostril blocking it off while I sneezed the stone out of the other nostril.

    Imagine if they did that nowadays. There'd be lawsuits n'everything...
  • Deleted user 7 April 2008 09:46:43
    pjmaybe wrote:
    I got a pebble stuck up my nose when I was a kid. The bitch of a school nurse got it out by shoving a pepper-covered finger up one nostril blocking it off while I sneezed the stone out of the other nostril.

    Imagine if they did that nowadays. There'd be lawsuits n'everything...

    That's class!
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2008 10:24:19 19,055 posts
    Seen 1 hour ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Your fingers are become more and less swollen throughout the day.
    If it's your ring and there's no rush in getting it off, just wait and over the next few days, I'm sure you'll manage when your fingers are a bit less swollen.
  • LeoliansBro 8 Apr 2008 17:54:32 44,225 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Ring update: it's still there, still stuck although not actually uncomfortable, and has stained the skin underneath it green.

    This means that even if I can get it off I'll be left looking like some idiot emo 12 year old who draw a trendy ring on his finger...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Agent_Llama 8 Apr 2008 18:05:12 3,358 posts
    Seen 21 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Ring update: it's still there, still stuck although not actually uncomfortable, and has stained the skin underneath it green.

    This means that even if I can get it off I'll be left looking like some idiot emo 12 year old who draw a trendy ring on his finger...

    Is it wrong to see this as a comedy thread? Bravo!

    3DS: Mooky - 2019-9643-8311
    NNid: Agent_Llama
    Vita/PS3/360: Faloola
    FFXIV ARR: Alekzander Lockhart, Odin

  • catterz 8 Apr 2008 18:05:29 8,763 posts
    Seen 10 months ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    Have you tried putting the finger up your bottom? Far enough so that the ring enters the anus. You can use this pressure to help it off.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Still stalking this place, old-school style (UID: 1053)

  • Agent_Llama 8 Apr 2008 18:06:51 3,358 posts
    Seen 21 hours ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    catterz wrote:
    Have you tried putting the finger up your bottom? Far enough so that the ring enters the anus. You can use this pressure to help it off.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Who's going to be first to ask for pics?

    3DS: Mooky - 2019-9643-8311
    NNid: Agent_Llama
    Vita/PS3/360: Faloola
    FFXIV ARR: Alekzander Lockhart, Odin

  • Chopsen 8 Apr 2008 18:16:53 15,983 posts
    Seen 3 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Did you try getting the finger cold as someone suggested?

    get your hand icy cold, as cold as you can tolerate. then smear in lubricant, hold the hand as high above your heart for a while and pull.

    edit: obviously get someone else to pull it, unless your have one arm that is freakily longer than the other
  • SirScratchalot 8 Apr 2008 18:29:22 7,872 posts
    Seen 2 days ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    It's not coming off. It's not too tight, just won't go over the knuckle. I've tried soap, vaseline, fairy liquid, immersing my hand in snow, but the only effect was to take a chunk out of the finger next to it with one of my nails...

    Any thoughts?

    Hot water on the ring.
    Metal expands far more when heated than your finger will, might give you the edge. If you can heat the ring and cool the finger at the same time that'd be great.
  • Amajiro 8 Apr 2008 19:08:41 2,214 posts
    Seen 5 days ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    Slightly OT, but I would imagine that ring must be worth a fortune - it must be almost contemporary with the saint himself. Where/how did you acquire it? And might I ask how much you paid for it?
  • Page

    of 6 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply