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    clockman1509
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    I needed a drying box after cleaning my first clock.I used a plastic cake box and plastic egg tray.
    The egg tray is from our local farm where we buy our eggs.
    By using this as an insert for the dryer box the clock parts can be separated out so the hot air circulates well.
    The cost for the cake box was £2 the insert cost nothing. just a few minutes to pop in the holes and your done.
    Photo’s attached.



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    arutha
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    Brilliant idea Alan, that mech looks nice and clean, all ready to put back together :)
    Paul.

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    willofiam
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    FANTASTIC, shear genius, do you have vent holes in the box also??? William

    #53573
    clockman1509
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    Hi willofiam, yes there are about twenty drilled in the base, When the dryer is going full blast it lift slightly to let out any dampness, a bit like a hovercraft but no forward or backward movement. I will make another with holes in the sides instead to see if it improves the drying.
    All the best
    Alan

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    willofiam
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    yeh that is possible it would help the drying, what do you think about some feet on the one you got? William

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    clockman1509
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    Hi William, I will do that on my next build and post photo’s. Thanks for the encouragement. It is good to get feedback on ones ideas.
    Alan

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    digitaltripper
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    Hi all, GREAT idea. I have been laying the parts on a towel and passing the dryer over them. Be really nice to have this so I can walk away and do other things!!

    Jim

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    dave booth
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    I know this is an older thread, but I just came across it. I found a mid-1960’s hair dryer at a local Goodwill store, for seven bucks. It is one of those kind that had the plastic hood and flexible hose. I discarded the hood, and just plug the hose into the side of the box. When not in use, it all fits inside my drying box for storage. I put it on low heat, and plug it into the wall outlet with a “security” timer set for one hour.

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    joe austin
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    I have used a hair dryer in the past, but quit doing so for fear of dust. Instead I use a light bulb in an old lamp, and a box with the hole drilled to facilitate fitting the bulb inside the box and the lamp outside. I am sure this could be made to look nice, however I just use it for function. For watch parts I place them under a glass shade, and lay the lamp on the outside of the shade. It will completely dry a disassembled watch in about 15 minutes.

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