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by bluecarpenter
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
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Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

what sources in the us are there that I can get some leather for the insole and outsole. I've seen the term sole bends. wasn't sure about that. thanks mark
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22599

Re: Lasts

rick,
what type of apoxie are you using? And chris can you get me more info on the poly your using. thanks mark
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22599

Re: Lasts

can you do several layers to build it out? And where do I get the celluloid cement?? I've been reading about it and will need some for the toe box I believe.
Does celluloid cement have a strong odor to it and is it flameable? thanks
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22599

Re: Lasts

<t>How hard is it to modify the toe of a dress shoe last so that its not so darn pointed. Its the plastic kind. I'm having a hard time finding a size 13D in mens size. And I don't want to make a pair of cowboy boots. <br/> <br/> I've seen where the last has had leather glued on the sides to build it...
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Shoe machines
Replies: 538
Views: 27878

Re: Shoe machines

ok thanks. where are you getting the barbour's linen thread at. And will the thread lubricant work with synthetic thread. thanks mark
by bluecarpenter
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Shoe machines
Replies: 538
Views: 27878

Re: Shoe machines

Ok I just got an american straight needle stitching machine for cheap. where do I get the liquid wax for it, or can I use prewaxed thread? thanks mark
by bluecarpenter
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
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Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

Ok. thanks I just saw your posting of the pics. They look a little different than the pictures in the book that I have which is the same as several of the videos that i've seen online. Like you say maybe a screwdriver or the like would work. mark
by bluecarpenter
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

lance,

Yes if you could post some pics. that would be nice. Also if your willing to part with one of what you have let me know.

thanks mark
by bluecarpenter
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

I'm looking for a stitch marker. The kind that has 2 rounded teeth with a curved hollow between them. So far all I can find is the rotary kind. I don't want that kind.
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

<t>I understand. When I'm framing or doing construction. I have to have my 20oz. estwing hammer. No other will do. Its got balance and works good for me. <br/> <br/> Now I just have to find a couple of these hammers. <br/> <br/> I've found one one line looks like the french style but it has a tab th...
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

Ok thanks everyone. Now where can I buy one of each. The French and the London pattern. Used would be nice.

Most of the time I will be sitting, but I can already see some advantages to the London pattern DW mentioned.

mark
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

of the french or london pattern which would be better? The sole attaching hammer is the one I have.
by bluecarpenter
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

<t>Is there a difference in the shoemaking hammers I keep seeing. I would like to get a good one but not sure what I'm looking at. I have one of the what I call a small claw hammers without the fork on the back. I've been looking at the what I've heard termed french style. Is it just personal prefer...
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Shoe machines
Replies: 538
Views: 27878

Re: Shoe machines

<t>I was just notified of a second american straight needle stitcher this week. The price on this one is even better than the 1st one. He said he hasn't used it for a year or so but it worked good then. I guess he was using it to make bridles and a few other things. It comes with several bobbins the...
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

<t>I almost had a early bradbury but lost it at the last minute. I wouldnt mind have a junker and ruh but I don't like the rarity of the needles and the prices on them. <br/> I'm wanting some sort of hand operated or treadle leather machine that I can put soles on shoes and boots. Electric is nice b...
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

no i don't. I've got a 1881 wilcox and gibbs chainstitcher but it doesnt use very big thread.
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

<t>Tom, that is exactly how I feel. And I feel they don't make stuff like they used to. I try to buy a lot of my had tools and bring them back to life. Take for instant This saturday I came home with 2 29-4 singers. one of them is on the treadle the other isn't. The one on the treadle is a 1897 mode...
by bluecarpenter
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35457

Re: Looking for...

<t>I'm looking for a pair of Lasting Pincers. I looked at several web sites and seem to find a few different styles. I've even found a used pair, but they didnt look like they would work very well as the jaws are worn. I'm just not sure which style will be the best. <br/> <br/> I'm just getting into...