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  1. Thread: Brogans

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    Sole leather is the same, therefore wear is the...

    Sole leather is the same, therefore wear is the same. Repair can happen more times on sewn soles than pegged. More on true welted vs McKay sewn.
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    Time to look at the thread title. This is...

    Time to look at the thread title. This is becoming and us vs them thread.

    How about taking all the thoughts and ideas on why there is or is not an uptick and creating an uptick as a goal for the...
  3. Thread: Heel Plates

    by dugel
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    Cobbler answer: The question that was asked...

    Cobbler answer:

    The question that was asked has evolved. Heel plates should be on the outside/matching shape of the heel profile. Without the plate hitting the outside edge the heel, the leather...
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    Save some shipping on shoe repair

    Ezra Barnhouse will be at Chickamauga this weekend. Beth has a pile of shoe tickets and will be passing thru for a transfer on her way home.

    Anyone who wants to get me some shoes to repair can...
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    That has been my standard operating system for...

    That has been my standard operating system for thirty years and it probably won't change.
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    Should not self promotion be on the list of...

    Should not self promotion be on the list of issues.

    Even with a lack of media, the audience level is probably larger than it has or will be for events. Say 10,000 over three days on visitor side....
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    Could send me some images of the shoes.

    Could send me some images of the shoes.
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    Not up for writing this all again. ...

    Not up for writing this all again.

    www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?5668-Define-quot-hot-dipped-quot-tin-plate
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    Most of the names are covered above. Probably...

    Most of the names are covered above. Probably another half dozen that deal primarily with other time frames but do some CW cross over.
  10. Thread: Fugawee Brogans

    by dugel
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    www.fugawee.com/brogans.htm If you go to the...

    www.fugawee.com/brogans.htm

    If you go to the web site page, the top two images are the same shoe style just rough or smooth out. Move the image so you see the back of the shoe on both and notice...
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    Before this thread gets hijacked, I will throw my...

    Before this thread gets hijacked, I will throw my two cents in on the topic. From a repair stand point, peg shoes are on the bottom (more penetrations less likely repair), Mckay shoe (sewn from...
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    I came up with an 1896 broadside yesterday for...

    I came up with an 1896 broadside yesterday for Barbour Flax Thread, standard image on their product line. Words below talk about linen thread not flax on the same broadside. Looks like...
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    Unless I am wrong, flax is a plant that when...

    Unless I am wrong, flax is a plant that when processed produces long fibers that when spun together create linen thread. Guess I learned wrong at Old Sturbridge Village when I learned to make shoes.
  14. Thread: Shoe Repair

    by dugel
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    Shoe Repair

    First of year is here, this is the heads up to all the reenactors out there. Now is the time to look at your shoes for the upcoming season. Turn around times are quick this time of year and you...
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    Not much variation between mid 19th C brooms and...

    Not much variation between mid 19th C brooms and modern equivalents.Broom corn fiber, wire wrapped to handle, cotton stitching, flat in shape. Most are commercially produced in the period but there...
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    Email me an address and I will send you some wire...

    Email me an address and I will send you some wire in the morning. doofendugel@frontier.com
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    Actually any supplier produces "museum quality"...

    Actually any supplier produces "museum quality" reproductions. Museum standards vary as much as reenactors standards. Just my pet peeve.
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    Could just email images of the problems.

    Could just email images of the problems.
  19. Thread: Canteen Stamping

    by dugel
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    Forgot the metal lathe and milling machine to get...

    Forgot the metal lathe and milling machine to get the dies made up and the circle cutter to make up the blanks.
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    Other than the one I make up, which I have seen...

    Other than the one I make up, which I have seen two originals in person and two in books, the larger variety out there that are on the market have no supporting documentation that I am aware of. I...
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    Pretty much so, any acid or caustic will affect...

    Pretty much so, any acid or caustic will affect tin. Not to mention what abrasives do since tin is a soft metal.
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    Smooth in, rough out is common for brogans during...

    Smooth in, rough out is common for brogans during and prior to the time period. Can't specify on military issue shoes. By putting smooth side in there is no need for secondary linings inside the...
  23. That is not the only pair I have had to deal...

    That is not the only pair I have had to deal with, just one example of what has come in my shop for repair. The problem is two fold: the nail itself rust up in the shank over time expanding the...
  24. Check out the fine damage hobnails can do, ...

    Check out the fine damage hobnails can do,

    http://media.tripod.lycos.com/preview/2239365/1024x1024-937218.jpg

    The work needed to fix the damage
    ...
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    Crabby forgot to mention, this is my one time out...

    Crabby forgot to mention, this is my one time out a year at an event. I will have a basic tool kit with me and will be doing field repairs on sheet metal wares for free (to the aggravation of Mrs....
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