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by fishball
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30311

Re: Great Leather!

<t>Lance, <br/> <br/> Thank you very much for your help. <br/> <br/> I finally got my first shippment from Baker last week! <br/> <br/> They do ship small amount with no extra cost for handling. I just bought 6 pairs of (insole, outsole, heel lifts, stiffeners, welts) and one pc of small belly. it w...
by fishball
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Hand Wax / Coad
Replies: 441
Views: 30132

Re: Hand Wax / Coad

Then what is the "colophony" selling at L. Cornelissen & Son in London? Is it rosin?
by fishball
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5563

Re: Finishing

Thanks a lot! DW.
Now, I am going to find a 5 in 1 machine.
by fishball
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5563

Re: Finishing

DW,

OK, thank you. But how a splitter like this can cut the rubber with a "step"?
and also, does a 5 in 1 machine also do this kind of "splitting" job?
by fishball
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Finishing
Replies: 83
Views: 5563

Re: Finishing

DW,

Could you show how a splitter look like?
I alway want to know how to cut the rubber like that.

A british shoemaker James in his blog show how he used plastic bag to protect the upper, I think you pals may be interested.
http://carreducker.blogspot.com/2010/07/making-packs-and-covers.html
by fishball
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Forgot to post the sole:
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by fishball
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

My first attempt on men shoe.
I just make the sole and finishing.
Althought the last, and upper design is by idea, the last was made by JV China. Upper by a shoemaker in HK, and lasted by him.
It is hard to sewn and sand jsut by two hands.
Shoemaking is really hard working.
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by fishball
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57387

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>DW, <br/> I ordered the Stitch Wheel. <br/> <br/> Pals, <br/> I just add my wheel order to my friend order , so it is sort of group buy, I really don't know how he pay. <br/> I will ask my friend and report it later. <br/> But why don't just send Arfold an email to ask? <br/> I emailed them last ...
by fishball
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57387

Re: Tools of the Trade

Order from ARFORD really need patience, but their tools is great! My wheel is on the way, wish to get it this week.
by fishball
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1150
Views: 34839

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Tom,

I think you can sew a strip of leather round the lasting margin and work with it. I saw few shoemakers/repairer done that to make the shoe bigger. But normally you don't have to do that if you are using the same last.
by fishball
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1150
Views: 34839

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Jesse,

Saphir, in my opinion.

Alexander
by fishball
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30311

Re: Great Leather!

Could someone tell me what is "pull up" leather, and why it is called so?
Thanks.
by fishball
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Kaufman at NY has the JR heel lift and the other one from Italy.
Did you try the vibram combination leather/rubber heel lifts? I think you can get it from most suppliers.
by fishball
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16617

Re: Insoles and inseaming

My friend used bicycle inner tyre to do it
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by fishball
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Oops, I made a mistake, the guy who bought me the Shell was not Nick, who was John Culliton, the Director of the Global Sales
by fishball
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Yes, I think the show still held at Hong Kong. I will try to go next year.
However, many leather and shoe related show has been moved to China, since most if not all "leather related factories" moved to China already.
Anyway, thanks for your suggestion, DW.
by fishball
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Haha, DW,

Bad luck, they didn't even answer my email at all few years ago. Do they sell it to US? And who is their US dealers?
by fishball
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

BTW, I bought few Cordovan at Brettuns Village last week, they are on sale, just USD90/pc, a great price I think. Go to check it out if you're interested.

Alexander
by fishball
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

<t>Sorry, Pals, for I didn't tell you guys ahead. <br/> <br/> I've contact Horween few years ago. <br/> They are slow for a small oversea order. From request to deliver,almost ONE YEAR! <br/> Finally I got 2 pcs of Shell Cordovan, but need to thru a Mainland China agent with commission, and I also f...
by fishball
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Thanks Nick!

But I am in Hong Kong, so a website and email address will be better than phone numbers.
Will try to contact them anyway.
by fishball
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35480

Re: Looking for...

Does anyone know where I can buy Horween Chromexcel leather?

Thanks.
by fishball
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16617

Re: Insoles and inseaming

Nasser,

Stefano Bemer is the shoemaker.
by fishball
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16617

Re: Insoles and inseaming

Sorry, my mistake. Here the picture:
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by fishball
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16617

Re: Insoles and inseaming

What kind of welting is this? Can anyone help?
If have some pictures to show the construction will be the best, thanks.

(Message edited by fishball on October 14, 2010)

(Message edited by fishball on October 14, 2010)
by fishball
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

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