Introduction: How to Polish Your Shoes Like an Absolute Psycho
Now I take great care of my boots, because I was an army cadet, an air cadets and I wear boots to death, it's a quirk on the upside I can run faster than most people in my boots and barefoot (on the beach for example) I my stride gains a foot and a bit...
But and this is a big but, I get bored while polishing them and so at some point I acquired an electric shoe polisher but it's not much fun and it's definitely not got enough power, no I need much more than four C cells buffing my boots and the flaming parade gloss just isn't all that cool or fun, you just end up with melted shoe polish burnt into your skin, enter the bored jackalope...
Step 1: Get Bored, Feel the Need to Polish Your Shoes, Fast...
So after deciding to polish my boots I passed one of the things in the picture, it's just a soft cotton attachment for that shoe polisher... It's a good thing in itself and it leaves a nice shine but it's just not good enough. So for all of three seconds I brainstormed... Bang it hit much like you'd expect, a 600 watt drill is downstairs, with hammer action for when the going gets tough, it has lots of power we drill holes in the house with that surely it would be enough to polish my shoes... But how do I get a small plastic buffer wheel on to the end.
I went to the toolbox but my hopes were dashed at the first hurdle because the hexagonal screwdriver fittings were too small, I considered taking a hacksaw to an allen key, again not great then I spied the thing in the first picture, thats a 1/8 inch adapter for small socketsto use with your screwdriver, due to the ball bearing it fits tight... I have a plan already...
Step 2: My Plan Failed Completely
For half a second it all went well, then the buffer wheel became a flying, fuzzy coaster of death, it escaped the socket bit and started pinging around the room for a bit.
So back to the drawing board? Hell no I figured hot glue could fix it so I cut a small lump off a glue stick and stuck it in the hole, I took out my recently repaired jet lighter and heated the end of the socket bit up enough to melt the glue and shoved it in. A few minutes later it was stuck solid...
Step 3: Dead Reckoning... Kinda, a Bit
The video is a bit of a let down but it's really fun to do this, but I found it a bit messy, tiny flecks of polish now dot the cupboard in an obvious pattern.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Polishing Capabilities.
Now I know it's not a big project or something but I just reduced what could be up to an hour of hard graft to mere seconds, and that was two layers on and polished in under a minute... The shine is really even and they somehow look blacker than when you bull them.
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