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Old 02-17-06, 06:51 PM   #1
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How I dry my shoes and socks

Rigged this up at work this week.A paint curing lamp and some plywood Toasty warm and dry socks/shoes when it's time to head home. Notice the welding clamp/sock holder. Kinda stinky once it gets cookin', but not as bad as my spitty, salty facemask.
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that thing looks massive, or you have damn small feet.
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Italian Steel would like to commission 7 of those for tanning purposes. That clamp looks like it could solve our inner thigh tanning problem.
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seems like a lot of stuff/electricity to dry some socks and shoes. I would just roll up a small electric heating pad to carry around with me.
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what is it with italian steel lately?
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Shoes are size 11
A heating pad?
The point is that this heat lamp is something I use at work anyway, and is readily available.
Anyways, I thought it was funny.
I don't even know what to say about the inner thigh tanning prob, but at least someone was trying.
Carry on.
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I think that is the coolest thing ever. How fast do your shoes dry?

My method is I jam a ton of newspaper into them and close em up
then I put them under my fridge or near a vent. I'll change the
newspaper once or twice or if I need them dry faster I sit there
with a hair dryer. I own this dryer just for drying my shoes
not for drying hair.

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Rigged this up at work this week.
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Whatever works. I have an old fashion radiator and can put my very damp swimming gear on top and have it dry overnight. I've also used it for shoes; but I use the residual heat after I turn off the steam valve. If there is any adhesive in your shoes, too much heat can make a mess. The IR lamp seems a kinder, gentler method.
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