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by islandpiper
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7946

Re: New Ebay auctions

I'm about to put this heel shaver (?) on eBay. What sort of price should i start at or expect to finish? thanks…….

Unless one of you real shoemakers wants it first.
by islandpiper
Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

Dan Freeman, no offense taken of course. I am here as a total dummy, as i am not a shoemaker. I just do leather work on the side and evenings for fun. I may never make a shoe, and if i do, it will be a struggle to make the OTHER shoe. These previously mentioned nylon loops work fine for the stitchin...
by islandpiper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

Clive Cussler wrote about twenty books, and FINALLY when one really hit the big time he says he became an instant, overnight success.
by islandpiper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

By the way DW, that waxed end you showed above is indeed a thing of beauty. Now, if i can find a nylon hog with long bristles i'll have it made, and i'll practice till i can do something like that. Then, in a decade or so I'll have the first shoe ready to last.... and the rest will be history.
by islandpiper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

As requested, here are a couple of snaps of the nylon "needle threader" made up to do bristle duty, with the single end run back through the thread and snugged up, then bees waxed. piper
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by islandpiper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

This wax works fine on my pipes. The deal is this: One needs a fairly clean, i.e. not waxed, hemp to seal pipe joints, yet allow for disassembly...and it needs to swell slightly with the breath moisture, but not so much that the piper cannot take it all apart or adjust the position of the slides, et...
by islandpiper
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

Years ago i purchased some of this to keep the "hemp" windings of my pipes on the tenons. May or may not be what some of you like, but is another source.

http://www.hendersongroupltd.com/Cart/p ... tegory=133
by islandpiper
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 25515

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

As much as i appreciate tradition and traditional methods, there are times when modern materials fill the bill with no appreciable difference in the finished product. I was in a fabric store with my wife last week, as she is an avid seamstress. The "NOTIONS" area called to me and i found these, nylo...
by islandpiper
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 51339

Re: sewing machines

I have been looking at these......seemingly affordable machines. Do any of you have one, or experience with them? Thanks!! piper


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kiBJWpTYHw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiBhQ92KOao
by islandpiper
Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 542
Views: 30665

Re: The Registry

Greetings from the far S.E. part of Louisiana, USA, land of shrimp and sunshine. Thanks for letting me be a part of this historic and educational group. I am a hobby leatherworker, a traditional sort of fellow, working full time as a violinmaker. Looking forward to learning, then practicing, and eve...