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by salsa
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Inseaming Awls
Replies: 99
Views: 7142

Re: Inseaming Awls

Just came across this on youtube. Never heard anyone say anything about such a tool. Can anyone tell me more? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwH5GPzNVyQ I can't get the vid to play! Anyone else having problems with it? From what I can see of the time snaps, it looks like a tool to drive a curved aw...
by salsa
Wed May 22, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bristling at the very suggestion
Replies: 455
Views: 24505

Re: Bristling at the very suggestion

jon_g wrote: I won't be switching back to bristles except for my occasional pair and only for the romance
Don't dismiss the romance. If a feller is honest with himself romance is the main reason we make shoes. If not, theres better money bagging groceries.
by salsa
Tue May 07, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 10354

Re: Schools

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by salsa
Tue May 07, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 10354

Re: Schools

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by salsa
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17463

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

<t>"I believe that the personality of a teacher can be as important as their skills to some students. I personally had a student choose me and my classes simply because he thought my teaching style would be more mellow. Compared to whose, I don't know or care." <br/> <br/> I bet every teacher has a ...
by salsa
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

Love, love love! Oh well Valentines day is coming. Image
But I aggree. Some good thoughts. Its hard to imagine loving and respecting something then diluting and distorting it when you go to share it. Richard.
by salsa
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>The best way to answer a newbie is to point them at traditional methods, or methods that evolved from tradition methods of shoe making. <br/> The worst way is to drain away there creative energy chasing 'easy' methods that lead nowhere. It doesn't help them grow in the way they think about the wo...
by salsa
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

What is this discussion about if not a call for mastery, for seriousness, for professionalism? Advice is given to newbies by people who haven't even mastered the fundamental skills associated with shoemaking or leatherwork. Anybody besides me see something wrong with that?
by salsa
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>Some highlights of the past couple days: <br/> <br/> "The issue here is not whether posts such as we are now discussing will be allowed or even welcomed. They have never been moderated nor deleted in the past and, as you can see, they are still very much in place in this thread." <br/> <br/> "The...
by salsa
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>Rick, <br/> <br/> I don't know exactly what your using but if it is a tube punch the chances are pretty good that the holes will be bigger than the thread your using even if your using heavy thread. If the punch is a slit punch the chances are good that the slit will also be larger than the threa...
by salsa
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>"sometimes we fake it until we can make it." <br/> <br/> That's OK. I agree. Horses for courses. but what bothers me is that faking is faking and not something we should hold up as worth copying. The forum has always been a source of the real when it comes to shoemaking. Or it has for me at least...
by salsa
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4302

"...a great way forward?"

<t>With an apology in advance and not meaning to offend anyone am I the only one who is bothered by the recent tendancy to present makeshift as good technique? Ihave been here since the beginning and am not sure it is appropriate in view of the motto and purpose of the forum. <br/> <br/> "When does ...
by salsa
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22103

Re: Closing techniques

<t>The question that occurs to me however is why you are using a Tippman to punch holes when you could be using it to actually sew the sideseam? Some people like to make a big deal over efficiency. surely it can't be efficient to 'sew' the sideseam twice? Once by machine and then again by hand.If I ...
by salsa
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22103

Re: Closing techniques

<t>Chuck, <br/> <br/> Understood. The practical and ideal solution would probably be a stitching pony. If you don't like that one, get three or four heavy metal spring clamps and take off the rubber tips. Arrange them along your sideseam so that the jaws are right next to the seam line. The clamps w...
by salsa
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22103

Re: Closing techniques

For considerably less than any make-shift approach, you can buy a #5 stitch marker and an awl haft and awl.

More importantly, you'll have the foundations for doing the job right.
by salsa
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 48176

Re: sewing machines

<t>The thing is that if you look, Singer 31 class machines are fairly common and at reasonable, sometime ridiculously low, prices. Replacing the presser foot is chump change and the machines are so simple that simply studying the way the machine cycles can suggest most necessary adjustments. <br/> <...
by salsa
Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Shoe machines
Replies: 538
Views: 27869

Re: Shoe machines

It's worth remembering that the real work and the hard work was done by Golding and Thornton.
by salsa
Mon May 02, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: News and announcements
Replies: 76
Views: 3654

Re: News and announcements

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Spring has come. The sun is out. Flowers are blooming. Bin Laden is dead. The world is a better place.
by salsa
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61793

Re: The Gallery

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by salsa
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1150
Views: 34768

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

<t>The absence or presence of women on this forum has absolutely nothing to do with gender. If it is related to anything it has to do with results. One can construct a virtual world of words that is glorious in every aspect save its relationship to reality. There are many people in the _real_ world ...
by salsa
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35410

Re: Looking for...

Tom,

Correct me if I'm wrong but USMC was never a part of BUSMC, was it? Two seperate entities, I'm sure.
by salsa
Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Toe boxes
Replies: 226
Views: 12861

Re: Toe boxes

Matt,

It's acetone. Works for me. I take dried up drips of press cement and drop them into a jar of acetone. In an hour or two iv'e got fresh cement. I don't hardly ever have any waist. Sorry I misspelled your name.

What do you ask for withthe water based stuff?
by salsa
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Toe boxes
Replies: 226
Views: 12861

Re: Toe boxes

Press cement is still available. DW got some. Acetone will disolve even completely dried out press cement. Somebody, Matt Newbury? swears by water based polyurethane finish.