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    Default Would you polish your shoes with this?

    Todays Thrift store find...for $5 I figure the box and hand brush is worth it
    I always hand polish my shoes, never used one of these fancy electric models...
    Think I will try it on a cheap pair of shoes (maybe my sons :)) before I attempt any of my good shoes..
    Anyone try anything like this?










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    nope.....not me...it's like putting KY Jelly on a biscuit...
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    Umm.... umm... umm....

    I'd keep and use the box.

    The power tool? I'm not sure I would plug that into the wall.
    Maybe take it to the office to see if it works and doesn't burn up or blow any breakers.

    Or maybe hook it up to a generator a good distance away from any structures
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    I'd give it a whirl on an old pair...

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    I think that the box might be neat for storing shoe care stuff. But there isn't a shoe made that requires machine polishing. That's why God created Parris Island: so that mortals could learn to properly maintain prepared leather surfaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M80 View Post
    Thanks M80 for taking the time to post that ad. I see its 1973, thats about 10 years newer than I thought it was, my guess as mid-60's

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb91710 View Post
    Umm.... umm... umm....

    I'd keep and use the box.

    The power tool? I'm not sure I would plug that into the wall.
    Maybe take it to the office to see if it works and doesn't burn up or blow any breakers.

    Or maybe hook it up to a generator a good distance away from any structures
    Haha I had them plug it in at the thrift store...it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark the shoeshine boy View Post
    nope.....not me...it's like putting KY Jelly on a biscuit...
    Ummm...I'm guessing thats a bad thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nid Hog View Post
    I think that the box might be neat for storing shoe care stuff. But there isn't a shoe made that requires machine polishing. That's why God created Parris Island: so that mortals could learn to properly maintain prepared leather surfaces.
    Agree with the machine polishing, but I still might give it a spin...not sure what you mean about Parris Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nid Hog View Post
    But there isn't a shoe made that requires machine polishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M80 View Post

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    Not me either. There's no persuasive argument against polishing by hand.
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    I received a similar one from J.C. Penney in the 70's I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark the shoeshine boy View Post
    nope.....not me...it's like putting KY Jelly on a biscuit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sled Dog View Post
    Thanks M80 for taking the time to post that ad. I see its 1973, thats about 10 years newer than I thought it was, my guess as mid-60's
    Quote Originally Posted by Sled Dog View Post
    Haha I had them plug it in at the thrift store...it works fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sled Dog View Post
    Ummm...I'm guessing thats a bad thing
    Quote Originally Posted by Sled Dog View Post
    Agree with the machine polishing, but I still might give it a spin...not sure what you mean about Parris Island?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    You know ... we DO have a "multiquote" button.
    Sorry, my bad...I knew there was one somewhere...my brain just didnt click that it was the "+ button

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nid Hog View Post
    I think that the box might be neat for storing shoe care stuff. But there isn't a shoe made that requires machine polishing. That's why God created Parris Island: so that mortals could learn to properly maintain prepared leather surfaces.
    And asbestos floor tile

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