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by Damien
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 21210

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

@dw The number of the thread seems to be a metric number, in french " le numéro métrique", shorten in "Nm".
4Nm means, 4 meters of this thread weight 1g.

So #8 is a smaller thread than #4.

Hope this answer give you enough indications.
by Damien
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 21210

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Hello dw, The label of the packages mention "Fil de chanvre" which means "Thread of hemp". For what I know, the distinction in France is very clear between linen thread and hemp thread. About the numbers mentioned in the labels, I will be honest. I don't know :-). The fact is that almost all spools ...
by Damien
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: "64 to the inch"
Replies: 169
Views: 10893

Re: "64 to the inch"

Hi all, I want to say thanks to all the contributors on this topic. I didn't knew it was "possible" to sew so small. It is very interesting. I have made some tests about sewing size, thread and awl. My finest test was 19 dpi using a thread number 1032 (the finest I have found) http://travail-du-cuir...
by Damien
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 21210

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Hi all, I have high quality spools of hemp thread to sell. All are from french companies. Each spool weight 50g. Here the detail : - 14 packages of 10 spools "Chanvre extra-fort num 4 - Crespel" - 1 package of 10 spools "Chanvre extra-fort num 6 - Crespel" - 1 package of 10 spools "Chanvre extra-for...
by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

Re: Tools of the Trade

Hello DW,

Leatherwork is my passion and I also collect leather tools. So no I do not use all my tools.
I am not able to make shoes but I find that very interesting.
by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

Re: Tools of the Trade

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by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

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by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

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by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

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by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57299

Re: Tools of the Trade

Hi all, This post is a nice pleasure for the eyes of a leather tools collector as I am. I discover some beautiful tools. :thumb: For those who like leather tools (saddler, harness maker, shoemaker ...) you can see a part of my collection by this link (on a french forum dedicated to leather) : http:/...
by Damien
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28681

Re: The Registry

Hello everybody, My name is Damien, I am a 29 years old french collector of leather tools. I also like to work leather especially by doing dog collars. I don't know anything about the art of doing shoes, but I like to see videos to try to understand this job. I am a friend of Almar, who told me abou...