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Re: Vertical fasteners

#151 Post by dw » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:53 pm

Coming back to full peg jobs...

Pegging the mid/"clump" sole
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Pegging the outsole (bottom finish tends to accumulate around pegs)
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Finished boots...GH French calf wide chisel toe, inch and five-eights military/Cuban heel, outsole pegged at ten to the inch and trimmed close.
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Re: Vertical fasteners

#152 Post by jesselee » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:11 pm

DW,

That's some sweet peggin' there...

Cheers,

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#153 Post by amuckart » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:40 pm

Thank you for the pictures DW. So there's no welt in this construction, just the midsole? Is the outsole pegged right through into the insole, or just to the midsole?

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#154 Post by tjburr » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:46 pm

DW,

Beautiful!

Does the pegging on the outsole go closer to the center of the sole than the pegging on the clump sole? It looked like it did, but I was not sure.

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#155 Post by dw » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Jesse,

Thanks. You might be one of the few people on this forum who do more full peg jobs that I do.

Alasdair,

The pegs in the midsole go through the insole and just barely into the last.

The pegs in the outsole go through the midsole and deep into the insole...maybe just short of breaking the grain surface of the insole.

Terry,

The midsole pegs are run pretty close to the edge of the insole. The outsole pegs (two rows) run inside that line, yes. But part of the trick is to run the inside row at an angle relative to the outside row, so that a tension is set up.

Never had a pegged sole come loose.

Thanks to all of you for the kind words...


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Re: Vertical fasteners

#156 Post by homeboy » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:20 am

Dee-Dubb,

Those are SWEET! Thanks for sharing.
Do you have to "custom-cut" any of your pegs during this process?

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#157 Post by dw » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:15 am

Jake,

Thanks. No, I have a selection of vintage maple pegs I use for this work and several slightly longer/shorter sizes to choose from.

But if I didn't have that selection, I would not hesitate to use longer pegs and cut them when I felt them just begin to bottom out. I have some special side nippers that I looked long and hard for that are sharpened/beveled only from the back side so that the blades come together flush. I seem to recall seeing Delos do much the same thing in one of those videos.

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#158 Post by lancepryor » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:15 pm

DW:

A very handsome pair of boots! Well done.

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#159 Post by paul » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:14 am

Simple elegance DW.
Beautiful!

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#160 Post by dw » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:13 am

Lance, Paul,

Thank you!

"Simple elegance"...if there is one aesthetic that I aspire to it is "simple elegance."

Of course, the two often compliment each other. Image

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#161 Post by farmerfalconer » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:20 am

Mr.Frommer,
Is there any disadvantage to pegging vs welting and stitching. If not I ll certainly peg as it looks a lot easier. Do you put ant glue on the pegs before putting them in?

Also I have some brass coated brads from lowes and I wondered if I needed solid brass to avoid the leather turning black and crumbly.

Thanks a lot!
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#162 Post by dw » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:40 pm

Cody,

Well, you may get contrary advice but I think that while pegging is a good-to-excellent way to attach an outsole, it will, in the long run, shorten the life of the shoe or boot especially if the pegging is in the forepart.The very best way in my opinion is hand welted to a good quality insole and then stitched.

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#163 Post by farmerfalconer » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:56 pm

Great! Thanks! So by shorten the life do you mean 2-3 years or 6-7? Also do you want pegs to penetrate all the way through the insole or just part way?

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Re: Vertical fasteners

#164 Post by dmcharg » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:28 am

G'day All,
Here's an improved brass shoelace aglet maker.
I modified an old pair of pliers. I removed a lot of metal from the nose end of the jaws and the bottom cutter blade to create enough overlap to make the 'crimper', right arrow. I had to carefully remove the temper of the pliers as they were just too hard (even using small diamond burrs). This enabled me to use needle files to make the circular channels for the crimper part and the re-rounding part, left arrow. I'm just squashing brass so don't think I need to re-harden the pliers. The photos on how to use it are fairly self explanatory. Enjoy.
Part 1.
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Re: Vertical fasteners

#165 Post by dmcharg » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:41 am

Part 2.
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