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by gshoes
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6558

Re: Just some thoughts...

Reminds me of women with excessively long fingernails. How would you drive a car, climb a fence, play soccer or anything. Actually what would you use that would hold that shape? LOL
by gshoes
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6558

Re: Just some thoughts...

Not sure what this style would be called but I would love to hear what boot makers have to say about this style. Image
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by gshoes
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 39065

Re: Great Leather!

DW,

I must not be understanding what you said correctly. I hate to ask, but could you draw me a picture.

Do you want more stretch lengthwise than from side to side?
geri
by gshoes
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

Very good question Cody. Thanks for asking it.
Geri
by gshoes
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4905

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

I am so glad that there is no 15 pair rule here. We are all learning at our own rates and have been given so much valuable advice, instruction, corrections and encouragement with even just our humble efforts. I would have never made the cut and I would have been cut out.

Geri
by gshoes
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4905

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

<t>Richard, <br/> <br/> I am a newbie and I shouldn't comment but I will. The mastery is here. The professionalism is here. The newbies, we are here too. We all want to learn and some of us have comments too. And quite often our novice approaches or attempts to cheat and reinvent are great opportuni...
by gshoes
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4905

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

Richard,

I think that you make a very good point. I am not offended at all, but as my son has taught me, sometimes we fake it until we can make it.

Geri
by gshoes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16922

Re: Finishing techniques

Nate, i have used neat lac on my hats and found out the hard way that it cracks and flakes horribly with any bending of the leather. I believe that it is very similair to shellac. My best hat was ruined.
Geri
by gshoes
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16922

Re: Finishing techniques

<t>Nate, <br/> <br/> Very interesting. <br/> <br/> From Wikipedia: <br/> Asphalt , also known as bitumen, is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product; it is a substance classed as a pitch. Until the 20t...
by gshoes
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 37285

Re: Looking for...

<t>Chuuck, <br/> <br/> Just my 2 cents from what I recall from color theory class 32 years ago. <br/> <br/> To make brown you take any color and add some of its complimentary color. That would be the color on the exact opposite side of the color wheel. <br/> <br/> For a blueish brown, you would add ...
by gshoes
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10905

Re: Historic techniques and materials

<t>DW, <br/> <br/> I would agree with you that there is no better way to learn than by actually making the mistake myself. However now that I am 50 years old and not 23 I will try to learn from Athans lesson. <br/> <br/> But I am also not sure exactly what that lesson was. <br/> <br/> Should I just ...
by gshoes
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10905

Re: Historic techniques and materials

<t>D.A, <br/> <br/> Anybody who knows anything about you knows that you meant it in this forum in the best possible way. <br/> <br/> I do know that there are some people who are absolutely interested in the accurate period way of doing things as do I. So I do want to know what is accurate. <br/> <br...
by gshoes
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10905

Re: Historic techniques and materials

<t>Jesse, D.A. & Athan, <br/> <br/> That information from Jesse makes sense. Regardless if it is historically accurate, or maybe partly accurate in some areas or not. More importantly in these days, most of us already have a set of iron lasts, wouldn't that be the most smartest way to peg. Could...
by gshoes
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11870

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

I just saw these at a local auction. There is a wire that is fastened down around some narrow staples. Kind of interesting. I thought that I would share them with the group.

Geri
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by gshoes
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Robert, <br/> Thanks for your reply. I do think that you are correct and that it may not be for thread or rope making. But I was thinking that it would NOT be a part of the thread making process that turns but rather the spreader that is suspended from the strands before they are combined to keep...
by gshoes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

Denise,

Thanks for asking. There are no other holes besides a few where the round ivory inlays have come out. No moving parts.

geri
by gshoes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

Sorry about the big pics.
by gshoes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

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by gshoes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

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by gshoes
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1854
Views: 62074

Re: Tools of the Trade

I need some help identifying an item that I just bought. This item was described as a wooden and ivory "What Not". I think that it is used in rope making or maybe thread making, but I am not certain. I was hoping that this group could help me. It appears to be missing one screwed in eye hook and the...
by gshoes
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

Al, Once again, you are wonderful. I did not know that you were once a service tech for Taube. How nice it is that you are helping me and I believe, many others, now and in the future, via remote control. Your descriptions of the steps needed to complete each task is just as though you were watching...
by gshoes
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

<t>Al, <br/> <br/> The hole that I was referring to in my original post is no longer a mystery. It is the hole in the base that you referred to as being used for the leg of the flat bed leg to set into. <br/> <br/> Where exactly is the check lever located? Or is that what I was calling the take up l...
by gshoes
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

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by gshoes
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

<t>Al, <br/> <br/> Thanks so much for spelling it out for me to clean this machine outside. I did it because you said so. After about 10 cans of brake cleaner and watching the dirt and grease run off of this machine, I am so glad that I followed your instruction. <br/> <br/> I have a few questioned ...
by gshoes
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

I found a picture of a homemade flat bed for this machine. Not mine.

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