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#776 Post by dw » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:23 am

veg calf lining
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#777 Post by dw » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:31 am

smooth as silk inside
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#778 Post by dw » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:32 am

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Re: Lasting

#779 Post by homeboy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:37 pm

Never say......"It can't be done!"

You are amazing! Good job!
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#780 Post by dw » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:41 pm

Thanks, homie...more's a'comin'.
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#781 Post by dw » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:07 am

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#782 Post by dw » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:08 am

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#783 Post by dw » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:12 am

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#784 Post by dw » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:24 am

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#785 Post by dw » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:28 am

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#786 Post by dw » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:27 am

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comin' through the rye
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shrink wrap protects uppers during inseaming and bottoming
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dinna jigger the alishin, dinna let yer lingel dangle in the dirt, and may yer lum niver reek
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bristles turn a corner, ants climb a tree
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bristle follows awl as it is withdrawn
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Re: Lasting

#787 Post by homeboy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:39 am

I'm on the edge of my seat! Keep a-going!
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#788 Post by dw » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:26 am

@homeboy said:
I'm on the edge of my seat! Keep a-going!
Lord willing and the crik don't rise, all the way to the end, my friend...

...phone camera love.

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#789 Post by dw » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:56 pm

Going out of town Thursday for ten days or so (will have access to Internet but not my files) don't know how far I'll get before I leave.
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note heel seat stitching--placed between the heavier pipes and then leveled.
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#790 Post by dw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:26 am

I am certain this could have been done with a bit more finesse than I brought to the game...but this was something I wanted to try and it was the first time out of the gate, as who should say. All in all, I can see no downside.
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sewn heel seat / split lift; also note "bridging" thread at toe, reinforcing inseam.
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#791 Post by dw » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:15 pm

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Re: Lasting

#792 Post by homeboy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:05 am

Dee-Dubb,

Thanks in advance for the tutorial!! By the way, hope the next 10 days is a vacation! You and Randee enjoy yourselves!

Take care Partner!
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#793 Post by dw » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:06 am

Thank you.

It could be a vacation but frankly, I hate driving the RV any distance. It's old and uncomfortable and fundamentally unreliable--like me.

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#794 Post by dw » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:09 pm

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open channel
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15# nylon bristle and waxed three strand lingle compared to a size 14 (90) needle
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#795 Post by dw » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:37 pm

Ah...sewing the outsole--12spi
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#796 Post by dw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:49 am

Feeling satisfied ...or at least hopeful...

Not sure why I am posting these photos except that the contrast of before and after pricking up will be stark, maybe even marginally interesting.
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Re: Lasting

#797 Post by homeboy » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Dee-Dubb,

Great job hand outsole stitching!! 12 spi! You're moving on "up"!
I've really enjoyed the tutorial. Thank You so much!
By the way.....didn't know you had such pertty legs! :devil:

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#798 Post by dw » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:35 pm

homeboy wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:12 pm
Dee-Dubb,

Great job hand outsole stitching!! 12 spi! You're moving on "up"!
I've really enjoyed the tutorial. Thank You so much!
By the way.....didn't know you had such pertty legs! :devil:

Take care!
Adios, Jake
I think I've gotten better and faster. I wanted to do 14spi but when I did a practice run I backed off. I don't think I have a square awl suitable and my outsole was just too thick (@ 6mm) for 14spi.

As for my legs...pshaw, last time me and Al wore kilts, I could see you ogling us. I know it was dark but... :kiltdance:

The PNW is in the grip of a heat spell--triple digit weather. So shorts every day for the last couple of weeks. And what is a kilt anyway but un-bifurcated shorts?

More to come...but slowly (student this next three weeks)
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"water-stains"

#799 Post by RodMomtazi » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:55 pm

Hello,

I sometimes have the problem of getting water stains from the counter together with the hirschkleber getting squeezed together when lasting the backside. When is the right time to put the counter in so I dont get this problem? In other words how dry does the counter have to be when inserting it in for lasting over? I hope my query was a straightforward one.

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#800 Post by dw » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:07 pm

First, the counter doesn't have to be sopping. I'm sure you know that but lasting it dry doesn't work either. So, I would say that it needs to dry out to the point where it is almost back to dry looking but still moist in the interior. this state was always called "tempered" by the folks I learned from.

Second, the Hirschkleber needs to be more of a paste than a slurry. Yes, you can thin HK but I like to see it be about the consistency of...oh, I don't know...Crisco, say.

If those two considerations don't solve your problem (and they seem to answer for almost every similar situation I've encountered), try coating the flesh side of the counter (counter cover) with All Purpose. That should seal the leather and prevent moisture from wicking to the outside and staining the leather.

There may be other answers, but I hope that helps...
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