1. 8" of 1/8" steel tubing
2. 10' of 1/16m or 3/32 steel cable
3. 1/16 or 3/32 wire clamps
4. Old pair of shoes
3. Welder (MIG, ARC, TIG)
4. Wire cutters
Other helpful tools
Step 1: Cutting
Mark and cut the 1/8" steel tubing into two four-inch pieces.
Step 2: Bending
I found that the easiest way to bend the tubing was to put the metal in a vise and heat it up as hot as I could. Then, I was able to bend it into a hook shape. Do that with both pieces.
Using my MIG welder, I welded the two hooks together.
Step 3: Cutting
Taking the hook and one of the old shoes, I traced out the hook pattern on to the heel of the shoe. After doing that, I put the shoe in my vice and drilled a 1/4" hole 3/4 of the way through the sole of the shoe. This is the point where you begin to dremmel. I dremmeled out a pattern in the shape of the hook into the heel of the shoe. I then drilled a hole through the heel and into the inside of the shoe. It is through this that the cable will go. Once I had the hook well-embedded into the heel of the shoe, I had to glue a small magnet into the heel to secure it.
To store the cable, I decided to use an old sock and a piece of velcro. I sewed a band of velcro on to the sock so that it formed a little velcro latch that holds the cable.
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