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by dearbone
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

DW, What I like about these old thread bound books is the fact that when one open them, both sides of the book lay flat which makes it easier to read, my copy is threaded and it looks like a # 15 linen thread is used, Now some things like old hand bound books, malt whiskey, and you and I are amazing...
by dearbone
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

I have the old 1916 version in hard cover and hand bind, a very good read and fair price,my copy was 30.00

Nasser
by dearbone
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

There is a good book on boot and shoe manufacture by Frank Plucknett, 1916 on Amazon.ca if any one interested.
http://www.amazon.ca/Introduction-Theory-Practice-Boot-Manufacture/dp/1130533824 /ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366382174&sr=1-1
by dearbone
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

<t>Rolling sole-leather is done to fill the spaces between the fibres that shrunk a little after coming out of the pits to air dry them, here where the colour might change and shrinkage will take place and the spaces between the fibres less filled,these spaces are contain "tanno-gelatine and other g...
by dearbone
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: "The Art and Mysterie..."
Replies: 455
Views: 17969

Re: "The Art and Mysterie..."

DW,

We have known and seen that shoes can be made in one piece leather with or without seam. My question is what are the pros and cons of making a "One piece boot"? Seam in the back and provided a 3d shape for leg and calf to be crimped and stretched and cut.

Nasser
by dearbone
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>Rosemary, <br/> <br/> I don't know what's in the snoseal wax, I have not seen it in a long time but if it is oily,you may first want to remove as much of it as possible by mixture of water and little soap,use a sponge or cotton cloth and squeeze the extra liquid out of it,you just want to treat t...
by dearbone
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>you are welcome gentlemen, Cody, "blooms" The true meaning when used in the leather trade is "yellow powder found on leather after tanning" but in this case i am buying the old leather from a friend, There were some whitish-grey spots on few of the skins which i called/thought to be mould but my ...
by dearbone
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>Here is a simple solution for the treatment of leather grains,i never thought of doing this until recently when i acquired some well tanned leather from the sixties but was badly stored in unheated garage for many years and there was some bloom on some of the skins,the skins were mostly bison cal...
by dearbone
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>For this polish equal parts of white wax and beeswax mixed with pure turpentine, This polish is for fiddle waists and brown bottoms and final polishing on ordinary work, I put it on black, inked waist and it worked brilliantly. <br/> <br/> Here is how to make it. <br/> Cut or crush your waxes int...
by dearbone
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>Thanks Rick, I called them and spoke to Brain and ordered two pounds of it in flake form, I will let you know how the paste turns out when i make some and see the result when the paste is applied to the soles as a finish and i read it produces a good glossy finish on fiddle shanks. when used in t...
by dearbone
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

Thank you, That's the stuff I am looking for.

Nasser
by dearbone
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5560

Re: Finishing

<t>I am making some edge polish called "Fake"(pasty compound) from an old recipe which gives the substances that enter into the composition of fake as follows, <br/> -heel balls. <br/> -polishing balls of white wax. <br/> - beeswax. <br/> <br/> Now, Does anyone knows what is -"polish balls of white ...
by dearbone
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11121

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

Thank you brother Al, Not only in Egypt which it's first kings came from Babylon/southern Mesopotamia,this will give the Egypt experts something to chew on for a while, that people of the Semitic/Arab origin in Mesopotamia (Iraq) known as Babylonians in the past were burying their dead with items, v...
by dearbone
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11121

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

<t>quote, Why they were left in the temple in antiquity and not retrieved is a mystery. "There's no reason to store them without having the intention of getting them back at some point," Veldmeijer said in an interview with LiveScience, <br/> <br/> I guess this expert never heard of concealed shoes ...
by dearbone
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 407
Views: 13295

Re: Of interest...

<t>DW, <br/> <br/> Thank you for sharing that with us, As always I enjoy reading the account of lives of boot and shoemakers,Your's a admirable one, To live of the fruits of one's hands is honourable in any age, but especially the one we are in.I wish you and Randee all the best,We are looking forwa...
by dearbone
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41154

Re: Pattern making

<t>DW, <br/> <br/> I heard you were using canvas and i was not convince of it until i saw a lady doing a demo at the AGM in old Sturbridge, I am aware of the distortions and wrinkles on the tape and where i want to direct them to go, so when i flatten the tape, the top line of the forme from heel to...
by dearbone
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41154

Re: Pattern making

<t>DW, <br/> <br/> At one time leather (basil) was used to obtain inside and outside formes and that was not fully satisfactory, so they changed to heel and toe system which is also known as "Soule's system",now we shoe makers use tape to obtain formes,so just like there are five ways of attaching b...
by dearbone
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4324

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>"A great way forward", This discussion has been good for my soul,It has given me what i was looking for when i will be making the case for my shoemaking trade for the discovery channel in few days, "Newbies are the future of our trade",Do You see the love of the shoemaker in this statement? I sti...
by dearbone
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 3895

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

Here is another one I was uttering one day, "Not everyone with leather and thread can make shoes". Anonymous.
by dearbone
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4324

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>Richard, Thank you for bringing this subject up for discussion, IMHO shoe making is an oral tradition,that is to say it is passed on,no one will get to be a real shoe maker worthy of the name without learning the tradition first,That is the best of the dead shoemakers,the first shoe appeared some...
by dearbone
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Square Sewing Awls
Replies: 34
Views: 3506

Re: Square Sewing Awls

I have a proposition to make, I have enough inseaming awls but not enough square sewing awls,I like to swap 10 or more inseaming awls for 10 or more square awls of the same sizes,The sizes are written in metric and imperial.
BTW, I am not selling but only swapping.
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Nasser
by dearbone
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16609

Re: Insoles and inseaming

<t>Nat, <br/> <br/> My shoe mentor was 86 years old when i first sat cross the bench from him to make piece work shoes and boots,He has been stitching since he was 12, his fingers were a size of small bananas,his stitching hand thumb was almost twice as big as his other and me being young and new,us...
by dearbone
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16609

Re: Insoles and inseaming

<t>It takes few attempts to get the feel for it and in years of doing it one gets a thumb mark(deformed thumb), the trophy of all hand stitchers. <br/> The day before begining to stitch the soles,cut them,put cement on the flesh side,allow the glue to dry and then soak them for few hours in water,ta...
by dearbone
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16609

Re: Insoles and inseaming

First of all "easy" is not one of the words i use when talking about this welt, http://www.thehcc.org/forum/images/old_smilies/happy.gif Few things I already mentioned can cause or to help the welt stay flat to feather after inseamed, Skiving on side and being mellow at the time of sewing and stitch...
by dearbone
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16609

Re: Insoles and inseaming

Will do soon, let me know if you need more clarification and good luck.

Nasser