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Old December 5th 19, 03:36 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Joy Beeson
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One week I'd been doing a lot of riding and found three pairs of socks
in the wash, and I had only two mitten dryers.

Well, they are easy to make, and I have a vast surplus of dress
hangers.

A dress hanger is a curved stick with a hook screwed into the middle.
I screw the hook in until it comes out the other side, back the hook
out, clean up the exit wound with a paring knife, screw the hook in
the other way, so the ends of the hanger point up, and file the sharp
corners off. Now if I put the stick into a sock or mitten, the mitten
won't slide off -- provided that the other sock is on the other end.
If a sock is too long to slide onto the stick, I can drape two pairs
over the middle.

So I grabbed a dress hangar. ?? The hook on this one is riveted on
-- that is, the maker appears to have drilled a hole through the
stick, stuck the end of the hook -- or a wire destined to be formed
into a hook -- through the hole, and formed the end of the wire into a
nailhead as one would secure a rivet.

And it seems that *all* the hooks are riveted on. When I take a
bundle of dress hangers to Goodwill, I always sort out a matched set.
I may have selectively removed the screw-in hangers.

Luckily, next to the wall, there is a bra hanger made by hooking dress
hangers together with twist-ties. I didn't disassemble itd when I
found something more convenient in the dollar store because I've never
needed the dress hangers. And these unsorted hangers included two
screw hooks, so I soon had three mitten dryers.

I may make a mitten dryer out of the other one too. These days I wear
two pairs of socks at a time, and it's still warm out compared to
January. On the other hand, when I dry the wash inside, I put wool
socks on the racks with the other clothes.


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Old December 6th 19, 02:22 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
jOHN b.
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Default Mitten dryers

On Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:36:38 -0500, Joy Beeson
wrote:


One week I'd been doing a lot of riding and found three pairs of socks
in the wash, and I had only two mitten dryers.

Well, they are easy to make, and I have a vast surplus of dress
hangers.

A dress hanger is a curved stick with a hook screwed into the middle.
I screw the hook in until it comes out the other side, back the hook
out, clean up the exit wound with a paring knife, screw the hook in
the other way, so the ends of the hanger point up, and file the sharp
corners off. Now if I put the stick into a sock or mitten, the mitten
won't slide off -- provided that the other sock is on the other end.
If a sock is too long to slide onto the stick, I can drape two pairs
over the middle.


I don't remember my mother washing mittens, but wool boot socks are
similar and she dried them by pinning them, by the top, on the
clothes line.

It was a different era and ladies did not flaunt their underwear. They
were dried by hanging them inside a pillowcase and, again, hanging on
the clothes line. :-)



So I grabbed a dress hangar. ?? The hook on this one is riveted on
-- that is, the maker appears to have drilled a hole through the
stick, stuck the end of the hook -- or a wire destined to be formed
into a hook -- through the hole, and formed the end of the wire into a
nailhead as one would secure a rivet.

And it seems that *all* the hooks are riveted on. When I take a
bundle of dress hangers to Goodwill, I always sort out a matched set.
I may have selectively removed the screw-in hangers.

Luckily, next to the wall, there is a bra hanger made by hooking dress
hangers together with twist-ties. I didn't disassemble itd when I
found something more convenient in the dollar store because I've never
needed the dress hangers. And these unsorted hangers included two
screw hooks, so I soon had three mitten dryers.

I may make a mitten dryer out of the other one too. These days I wear
two pairs of socks at a time, and it's still warm out compared to
January. On the other hand, when I dry the wash inside, I put wool
socks on the racks with the other clothes.


A wire coat hanger could be bent to fit inside a pair of mittens, one
mitten on each side.
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cheers,

John B.

 




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