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by shoemaker84
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

dw, As always, thank you! I do agree with you on the heels being stitched with an heel awl. I am in no position to make conclusive statements as to whether it would be worth the extra work. However, form a lay person's perspective, I believe that in doing so it could further increase the integrity o...
by shoemaker84
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

dw, Thank you. That explains my confusion. Duncan, G'day my friend. Thank you for taking time to put up these pictures to illustrate your point. I was trying to figure out what the heel awl was for. Is sewing the heel as such better than nailing it down with lemonwood pegs? I did see the casserole p...
by shoemaker84
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

dw, Thank you. I went ahead and enlarged them. :thumb: A few more minor clarifications on these: 1. Is the heel awl actually necessary? 2. Could I venture out to say that the square awl is actually a stitching awl with a rectangular cross section? 3. Also, earlier on I read about the Wisvo(German ma...
by shoemaker84
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

dw, Thanks yet again for the clarification. I will be printing all these posts on paper for easy future reference. Will bear that in mind when getting the bristles. For the knife, Tina it is. More importantly, for the awls, I managed to gather some info on the following: 1.closing awl(slender round ...
by shoemaker84
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Thank you so much once again for the pictures and explanations, dw! #5 Noted. #7 I found a guy selling some boar bristles 7-8 inches in length. Would that be fine? If not I will just go with the monofilament fish line. I am keen to learn the traditional methods if the required materials are attainab...
by shoemaker84
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Thank you dw & lance. dw, I now see why you would consider leaving those out. The list was compiled based off my limited knowledge coupled with information out there on the web. #5 I will heed your advice and go with something similar to the Hammond 00. Would a similar hammer from Barnsley be an ide...
by shoemaker84
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1152
Views: 36373

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

Hello again good people. Great to be back here. In short, it was a trying period for me the later part of 2016; managed to get over my illness despite a recurrence. Felling much better now knowing that carefully managing my physical health would be the way forward. I am glad that I can get back to w...
by shoemaker84
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Thread
Replies: 694
Views: 27748

Re: Thread

dw,

Apologies for the delay in my reply. Thank you for the clear explanation. This helps. I will add a further reply soon.
by shoemaker84
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Thread
Replies: 694
Views: 27748

Re: Thread

Here is my first post. I did try reading through the 'threads' thread and there were quite a handful of post mentioning Acadia #10 threads. My two questions are: A. Would i be making the right choice in going for these linen threads instead of the newer(polyester?) ones for making a goodyear welted ...
by shoemaker84
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 542
Views: 30519

Re: The Registry

Hello fellow members. I have been browsing this forum for quite sometime and found it extremely useful. Being an aspiring shoemaker, it is always a challenge to gather information/knowledge through the net. I live in a country where only a handful appreciate this fine craft. Amongst them, only a few...