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My PUPPY has an inexplicable appetite for removing aglets from my shoelaces! This technique has saved me from having to buy fancy laces by the box load for my sport shoes!
I have to do this so often (because I'm the one with the PUPPY WHO EATS AGLETS) that I've started using your quick Scotch tape method. Maybe not so pretty as the twisted fine line, but much faster when I gotta git 'er done and out the door.