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Callusing gloves

Keeps your widdle hands from going soft
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Stylish, waterproof, thermal gloves that in addition to keeping your hands warm in those cold winter months, also have small moderately-rough pads in the liner, at the fingertips and balls of your fingers, to keep calluses going strong when you're not out there doing labor. When shipped, the gloves have small amounts of a dehydrant applied to the friction pads to aid the callusing process.

Also excellent for callus creation for new drummers, golfers, or guitarists, by speeding up the process a bit.

Could conceivably be used by men who do no real work at all, but believe that women like rough-handed men.

shapu, Sep 08 2005

From Dr Koop http://drkoop.com/ency/93/001232.html
Dr. Koop's exceptionally short definition. [shapu, Sep 09 2005]

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       Somehow incorporate surgical spirits-works a treat.
skinflaps, Sep 08 2005
  

       This is great. I would prefer a non-thermal glove to wear at the office all week, so that my hands would be good and tough for weekend projects.
Laughs Last, Sep 08 2005
  

       Well, you can't have that. Sorry.
shapu, Sep 09 2005
  

       This would be great for scientists, archeologists, etc. who spend, say, 6 months “at the office”, then 6 months in the field.
Shz, Sep 09 2005
  

       Correct, [Shz]. I switch between digs and the office (if I'm not here for a while it's because I'm outside digging holes) and can confirm, I presently have no shovel callouses.   

       Perhaps we could have roughed up keyboard keys and mouses to keep the callouses alive.
squeak, Sep 09 2005
  

       With the rough pads, these gloves are more likely to produce blisters, not calluses. Calluses are caused by pressure.
ldischler, Sep 09 2005
  

       Also caused by friction: See the link.   

       EDIT: I can't believe I didn't think to add a link earlier. I'm a maroon.
shapu, Sep 09 2005
  

       I would buy some but do you actually have to do work to produce a callus? If so...forget it!
dogzapper, Sep 10 2005
  

       They really mean macaroon.
Detly, Sep 11 2005
  

       It's a Bugs Bunny reference. He'd call someone a "maroon" rather than a moron.
shapu, Sep 11 2005
  

       I could do with a neck rub. any offers?
po, Sep 11 2005
  

       I'm all for callusing underwear. Keep the little fellas nice and leathery for weekend abrasion resistance.
Texticle, Sep 11 2005
  

       Nice idea Shapu.   

       Maybe the gloves could be reversible or triple reversible. Yes, a 3 sided glove: 1 side being a textured gripping surface, another being a callus builder, and another side being soft for when your hands need a break. I believe this could be done.?..   

       [dogzapper] - I wonder if there could be some type of vibrating mechanism to speed up the process of friction for the extremely lazy or the extremely busy.
Kcsolutions123, Sep 12 2005
  

       The sandpaper coffee mug?   

       this would be good for guitarists.
benfrost, Sep 12 2005
  
      
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