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by gcunning
Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36337

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Ok
Irons are graduated by .75 but what does "iron" mean? What is it based on? Where did it come from? Why is it used and not oz?
Why did oz or Irons develop if it was based on an English measure?
by gcunning
Wed Nov 19, 2003 6:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36337

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Thanks Paul
That's what I was saying I found a chart that showed the English version in 64th graduates.
by gcunning
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36337

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

<t>Ok, I learned something last night. Now you guru's will laugh, I'm sure, but I have asked people and I have never received an answer. <br/> What is an ounce of leather? I have seen it in metric but last night I saw a chart in English measure of course all the fractions in the book were reduced. <...
by gcunning
Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Lasting
Replies: 801
Views: 25720

Re: Lasting

Thanks DW
by gcunning
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Lasting
Replies: 801
Views: 25720

Re: Lasting

DW
Can you show a picture? Not like you have one right now but when you do.
I am going to finally jump in and do a pair (probable be next summer) and I have been worried about this. I did buy my skin from D & L.
by gcunning
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Jake <br/> Yep they make a tool. Well not really. I guess you missed the discussion Wild Bill and I had about this tool. <br/> The tool looks like a 2 inch windmill with a handle yet the blades are straight not angled. <br/> Wild Bill had these tools and he did not know what they were originally ...
by gcunning
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:44 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36337

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

I may have misled some.
The Ivory soap in a spritz bottle will not allow the water to sour.
by gcunning
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12754

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

Rosemary,
I'm very sorry, my condolences.
You will be in my prayers.
Gary
by gcunning
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11861

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

Al
Thanks. I haven’t read this since last night. My eyes are very tired now. I feel like I just read a thesis- whew!Image
by gcunning
Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11861

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

<t>Al <br/> Please do not read in that this is any kind of attack. I just want to follow. I have just had to sit down and read a lot. I have reread and am still missing something. I know the below statement is what I have been told by others. I just don't understand what you’re getting at below, as ...
by gcunning
Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:10 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11861

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

I'm running a little late on this post but have not been able to read posts for a while.
The Ivory soap thing Tex told me about: he said something like, that adding a little Ivory to any of the water will keep it from souring. It works.
by gcunning
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Boot Leathers
Replies: 187
Views: 11252

Re: Boot Leathers

Lee what is wrong with kid?
I have no information either way. I ignorantly buy it cause I like it and Kangaroo. I know they are used for tops and that’s why I use them. Can you give a little more info?
by gcunning
Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Jake <br/> DW Was right I lay just a piece for the toe as support, I have gotten the holes to close before. <br/> It seemed to work well. A person would have to really pull to pull through the hold fast with that thread in there. <br/> I'm sure I read AL's summation but Carl taught me this. <br/>...
by gcunning
Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

Need some feedback.
Around the toe - Inseaming - I double cord -lay in channel and sew it in. -So not to pull out.
Standard?
Faults?
Of no consequence?
by gcunning
Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

Tex I got mine at Lowes. I Don't remember the nme
but its over with the all-thread and rod stock. I'll try find name.
by gcunning
Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

I'M TYPING WITH one finger - left. I'm not going back and correct simple mistakes. Fight with 1/2" dimond plate, I lost. -Jake - cut rail with big cut saw- @ 3hours. next time wiill user BIG torch Tex and all remind me closer to round up and if I have it I will get you some. Jake marking insole IS e...
by gcunning
Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61812

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>I sharpen my pocket knives and some of my leather tools on that system. It takes some getting use to. But is great when you get it down. I also have a buffer on another ginder with a little rouge just for small touch ups. <br/> <br/> I have the railroad rail and use it for many things. <br/> I ha...
by gcunning
Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Top patterns/stitching
Replies: 360
Views: 18491

Re: Top patterns/stitching

I've been in Tulsa all week. In OSHA safety training.
Jake I like the idea. I will have to try it. I have been putting the plugs in baggies for each quarter.
by gcunning
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Top patterns/stitching
Replies: 360
Views: 18491

Re: Top patterns/stitching

<t>Paul <br/> I'm in the "I don't know why" stage. <br/> "Gary, why did you cut the stars so small?" <br/> I don't know, I just thought it fit well with what I was doing. This happens a lot with me. I think I'm doing the correct thing but do not realize how it will effect something else. I call it t...
by gcunning
Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Top patterns/stitching
Replies: 360
Views: 18491

Re: Top patterns/stitching

<t>I need some advice. <br/> I backed myself in the corner on a pair of tops. <br/> I cutout some small stars. They are about 1/4 inch in size. I started trying to skive and ran into some trouble. Now there are many things I can't do but usually I'm a pretty good skiver. These are turning out to be ...
by gcunning
Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:09 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Curved needle
Replies: 217
Views: 16431

Re: Curved needle

Jake,Tex I have the Sellari thread lube, same size bobbin and thread. Since I make SO many boots per year I really know what I'm talking about http://www.thehcc.org/forum/images/old_smilies/happy.gif Jake, I have taken parts of my Rapid E apart - little parts at a time. One time I thought I had a br...
by gcunning
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: In search of custom shoemaker
Replies: 104
Views: 10317

Re: In search of custom shoemaker

Janelle
Fort Hood TX ARMY Base (I believe is the correct base) has a Cavalry Unit. They make their own custom boots for everyone in the Cavalry unit. Maybe they could help.
by gcunning
Wed Sep 10, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Thread
Replies: 694
Views: 27735

Re: Thread

<t>Andreas, <br/> I don't know if you'r coming to Wichita Falls but there is a guy who sells thread purchased from the old Nocona boot factory. He lives in Nocona and usually comes to the show. If you are not coming you can look him up in the same fashion as Jake described. I assume he still has a h...
by gcunning
Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 124
Views: 6577

Re: Announcements

I got my newsletter about a week ago.
by gcunning
Sun Aug 10, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 53633

Re: One "Last" Question

<t>Len gave an example close to what had been running through my head. <br/> A boot maker fits a foot perfect as can be yet the customer is not satisfied with the fit.??? <br/> Frustrating? <br/> <br/> This all comes back to what we have talked about before. 10 boot makers measuring the same foot th...