How Often Do You Sand Your Shoe-Trees?

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  1. Trojanman74

    Trojanman74 Senior member

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    so my woodlore shoe tree box says i should sand them every couple of months, but i have no experience in wood sanding so i was wondering if anyone had any experience in this?
     


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    Tarmac Senior member

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    I understand that it can help you freshen them up. But let's be real, I have never done this yet. Not even once.
     


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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    In all of my years wearing fine shoes and using trees, I've never done it. NEVER. NOT once.
     


  4. Matt B

    Matt B Senior member

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    I did it once and did not notice any appreciable, lasting difference, so haven't bothered since.

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    JeffC Senior member

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    Never. I can't see it accomplishing much more than making a mess of my apartment.
     


  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    This is the first time I'd ever known I was supposed to. Makes sense I guess, assuming they're cedar, to release the fragrance, etc.

    Perhaps I'll try it out.
     


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    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    I didn't realize I was "supposed" to sand them. I'm not going to bother with it.
     


  8. HelloMrFancyPants

    HelloMrFancyPants Active Member

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    If you've got cedar trees, sanding them can bring back a bit of the cedar scent which, being volatile, will wear off after a few months anyhow. I can't think of any reasonably sound argument for the necessity of sanding cedar trees apart from liking the smell of cedar.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not once.
     


  11. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    And if you like the smell of cedar that much, you can buy cedar oil at a home goods store (Bed Bath and Beyond, for instance).
     


  12. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    If you've got cedar trees, sanding them can bring back a bit of the cedar scent which, being volatile, will wear off after a few months anyhow. I can't think of any reasonably sound argument for the necessity of sanding cedar trees apart from liking the smell of cedar.

    You seem to be forgetting one reason that they might recommend doing it: If you sand them enough they will get too small and you'll have to buy new shoe trees. [​IMG]
     


  13. FidelCashflow

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    Never have.
     


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    khaki sack Senior member

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    I sand them right before polishing, about twice a year.

    [​IMG]
     


  15. PandArts

    PandArts Senior member

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    At first I thought Sand Your Shoe-Tree was a euphamism for something else [​IMG]

    but no...didn't realise I was supposed to, but don't think I will either...they're worth more than my shoes [​IMG]
     


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