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by jake
Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 18071

Re: Outsoles

Dee-Dubb,

Very nice! Looks like you can "get'er done" with that rascal. By the way, that piece of wood looks familar.

One thing though....you need to watch your tongue concerning "wormy" stuff from Arkansas!
by jake
Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 49676

Re: sewing machines

Hey Dan,

I bought a Juki 1245 years ago. Dang fine machine. I've never had a problem with it.

Let me know if you have any particular question.

Adios, Jake
by jake
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: "The Art and Mysterie..."
Replies: 455
Views: 18288

Re: "The Art and Mysterie..."

Hey Fellers,

I believe Coey Tannery was in Tennessee. I'll see if I can find an address.

Good people to work with.
by jake
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 59475

Re: Tools of the Trade

Dee-Dub,

Is that "Ozark Persimmon"?

As always....beautifully done!

Jake
by jake
Tue May 15, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Lasting
Replies: 801
Views: 25105

Re: Lasting

Georgene,

King's Saddlery....1-800-443-8919


Jake
by jake
Mon May 14, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "That old sweet song..."
Replies: 78
Views: 3987

Re: "That old sweet song..."

<t>Hey Fellers, <br/> <br/> Thanks a million for all the kind words. For some reason, I feel an apology is in order. I should have realized my situation much sooner. <br/> <br/> Please believe me when I say, "I sure do miss ya!". Can't remember a day I wasn't treated like family here. I pray each of...
by jake
Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 59475

Re: Tools of the Trade

Dee-Dubb,

Can't argue with your reasoning one bit! I would have to agree also. A nickle strip of latigo does the trick!
by jake
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 59475

Re: Tools of the Trade

Fellers,

You can, and I have, use this tool to last leather and synthetic toe boxes. Works prety darn well if done correctly.
by jake
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1485
Views: 63825

Re: The Gallery

Hmmmm....mighty rusty!
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by jake
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1485
Views: 63825

Re: The Gallery

Gang,

Let me try this again...."Plain-Jane" work boots for yours truly. Black elephant on red, waxed kangaroo. 10" tops with 1 5/8" heels.

Happy New Year!
by jake
Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 23219

Re: Lasts

<t>Hey Larry, <br/> <br/> First of all....Thanks for the compliments! It's always nice to hear that you have, in some small manner, helped someone. That's what this Forum is all about. <br/> <br/> I agree with your conclusion on modifying, or "fitting-up", the last. It's not my favorite part of maki...
by jake
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 124
Views: 6450

Re: Announcements

Gang,

A deeep tip of the hat goes to Dee-Dubb for working behind the scenes.

I don't know what we would do without him!

Thanks D.W.!
by jake
Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: New publication
Replies: 29
Views: 3287

Re: New publication

Dee-Dubb,

CONGRATULATIONS! I know personally you have devoted countless hours to this book.

I feel confident it will be a "Best Seller"!

Take care!
by jake
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6399

Re: Just some thoughts...

<t>Dee-Dubb, <br/> <br/> That's GREAT! I remember those boots. They are truly a work of art! I would hate to wear them through the barnyard! <br/> <br/> But....I'm like you. Plain-Jane (Basic Model) boots for $4500? I'm not D.W. Frommer, II, but if I got half that.....I might quit my day job. <br/> ...
by jake
Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Inseaming Awls
Replies: 99
Views: 7321

Re: Inseaming Awls

He can also make a pegging awl that's well worth the money.
by jake
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

<t>Paul, <br/> <br/> Another method is mixing a good squirt of Ivory dishwashing liquid in a cup of water. I know of a bootmaker who uses this solution instead of "stretching" fluid. Softens the leather pretty darn quick, readily available, and a little less expensive. <br/> <br/> Welcome Bruce! Ele...
by jake
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

<t>Hey Paul, <br/> <br/> Thanks! Hopefully Emmett can fix things so everyone can share some more of those "never seen before" videos. Pretty darn cool, huh? <br/> Yeah, I sure do miss my Dad. There's not a day goes by, I don't stop and reminisce. He was a "dandy"! Wish I had listened more. He was a ...
by jake
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

<t>Ed, <br/> <br/> Mucho-Gracious! It was fun doing, but I think I had better keep my daytime job. I appreciate the kind words. <br/> <br/> Chris, <br/> <br/> It all depends on the lift. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but it's the truth. A lift cut from the butt and close to the backbone...
by jake
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 18071

Re: Outsoles

<t>Gordon, <br/> <br/> The "spacing" is not much of a problem. It's the "in" and "out" from the edge I'm talking about. This is due to the angle of the awl going through the welt/outsole. We're trying to hit the deepest part of the slanted channel on the sole side with our awl. When the thread is pu...
by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

<t>Hey Tom, <br/> <br/> We finally did it Partner! Glad you enjoyed it. By the way, I've hit my darn finger before doing this, and, well.....we better not say. This is a family forum. I hope it helps in some small way. <br/> <br/> Dee-Dubb, <br/> <br/> Well Thanks Ol'Buddy! Glad you put in the comme...
by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 18071

Re: Outsoles

One more showing a new welt on a pair of my old work boots. This pic is a little fuzzy, but you can see any slight deviation in the line of stitches with this view. From the side, the stitching looks pretty darn straight. As I've said, getting the awl holes straight is the trick. I left this pic a l...
by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 18071

Re: Outsoles

I finally got back into the shop for some repair work. Here's some handsewing on a factory made boot. I'm not sure if a curve-needle could have gotten this close...maybe. This is actually easy when the awl holes are already present in the welt. 4180.jpg Here's the sole showing the "angled" channel a...
by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

Hey Mark,

Sounds like a good idea, but we have to be careful with "executable" files. Personally, I'm a little afraid of that idea, but we'll check with Emmett.
by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

I cut it down considerably. Hope it works.
I am attaching a video--hammer-jacking.wmv

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by jake
Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insole leather
Replies: 385
Views: 24347

Re: Insole leather

Thought I would try to continue with the hammer-jacking display with a pic and some discussion, followed by a short video demonstrating the hammer-jacking technique. The process begins with dry lifts being soaked in clear water for approximately 5-10 minutes. You'll know when to pull them out when b...