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by PalmettoMan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Square Sewing Awls
Replies: 34
Views: 3505

Re: Square Sewing Awls

DW and das,

Thanks for the input. I finally got around to the awls today. I sharpened them on a ceramic stone and followed up with polishing up to 1200 grit paper. That certainly seemed to do the trick. They go through leather, and I would imagine my hand with ease.
by PalmettoMan
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Square Sewing Awls
Replies: 34
Views: 3505

Re: Square Sewing Awls

Duncan or anyone else that might know, What method would you use to sharpen these awls? I have two of these that were given to me by the gentleman I've been learning shoe repair from. He has never had a use for them, so they aren't in the best of shape. They came with the shop when he bought it. Bot...
by PalmettoMan
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28676

Re: The Registry

Thank you for the welcome DW.

I have certainly found inspiration here. Maybe a bit too much :)
by PalmettoMan
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28676

Re: The Registry

Thanks for the welcome Paul. I think the thing that most attracts me to shoes is the magical simplicity of them. Every job that I’ve enjoyed has been blindingly simple at first glance yet remarkably nuanced once you learn what you are doing. I worked in a cotton mill during my early 20s. The machine...
by PalmettoMan
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28676

Re: The Registry

I should start by introducing myself. My name is Curt H. I live in South Carolina, hence the name PalmettoMan. I am 39 going on 12 and work for myself in a non-shoe related field. I am also back in college, working on the degree I should have finished 20 years ago. I have always found well-made shoe...