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by sudeva
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Simple leather work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Simple leather work?

Well, you never know. The industrial heritage look is still in vogue. Clipper lacing would be maybe less for a trouser belt and more for women's corsets!
by sudeva
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Simple leather work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Simple leather work?

Definitely belts for pants. Sorry, of course I️ should have realized I️ needed to be more specific on this of all forums.
by sudeva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Appropriate fastener?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: Appropriate fastener?

Very cool ideas, thank you. 8)
by sudeva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Simple leather work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: Simple leather work?

I was thinking of giving it a shot. Reason I was looking for advice is that the last guy I got to adjust some belts was a good cobbler, always great with shoes, but a bit sloppy with the belt work. Bit too rarified it seems! :)
by sudeva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Q: Need some boot purchasing advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Re: Q: Need some boot purchasing advice

Red Wings are solid. Their main brand is made in USA, and the Irish Setter line (ditto the Vasque work/hiking line, I believe) is import. If you know what you're looking for and have a few styles and your right size in those styles, you might have a shot at getting the factory store in Minnesota to ...
by sudeva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Simple leather work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Simple leather work?

Does anybody know someone who's good with leather, could do some fairly straightforward stitching and hardware and finishing? I have all the materials (leather, hardware, thread) for some belts, but I don't have all the leather-cutting/punching/stitching/etc. tools necessary for this task. It's the ...
by sudeva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Appropriate fastener?
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Appropriate fastener?

Hi everyone. I am putting together a top for a metal stool that has a circular frame 11 5/8" in diameter. (Used to be a wood top that rotted away.) I am using a 11 7/16 x 1 aluminum round that I am going to encircle with a 3/16 piece of brass bar to make a top to fit the frame. The round I am dealin...
by sudeva
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mounting aluminum rounds to wood so they can be turned 180º
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Mounting aluminum rounds to wood so they can be turned 1

This was helpful, thanks! I tried the variations both with and without the detent/spring combo.
by sudeva
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mounting aluminum rounds to wood so they can be turned 180º
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Mounting aluminum rounds to wood so they can be turned 180º

Hi, everyone. I'm working on a small house project that I could use some help thinking through with someone who has a better imagination for thinking about fasteners in 3D. I'm mounting two small fans upside-down to the top surface of a deep window frame. The fans are attached with 8-32 thumb screws...
by sudeva
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Removing Sharpie from matte-finish titanium
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Removing Sharpie from matte-finish titanium

Takes Right Guard out of bathroom cabinet, moves to utility closet...
by sudeva
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to prepare 6061 before using punch set?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: How to prepare 6061 before using punch set?

Went back and checked the order and it looks like they shipped 6061-T6511. I'll play around a little and see if I'm doing something exceptionally stupid an re-post here if I figure it out...
by sudeva
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Removing Sharpie from matte-finish titanium
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Removing Sharpie from matte-finish titanium

Acetone got most of it, and MEK got the ghost. Thanks, Harold!