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  1. MikeRock

    I need an education in chinks

    This will show the way.... http://www.cowboyway.com/What/WhatAreChinks.htm https://www.americancowboy.com/people/types-chaps-28214
  2. MikeRock

    Getting tools in Australia?!?

    Hilldale, and others, Eons ago in the mid-1950's, in Boy Scouts, we had a great craftsman scoutmaster. He had us making leather stamps out of large wood spikes and carriage bolts. We'd use his hoard of metal files and some punches and chisels to make a basic form, then refine it. Stamping leather, the soft spikes were plenty hard and gave us a start on a fascinating hobby. On some of his tools, then some of ours, he'd use cyanide to harden them, then later Kasenit. He'd help touch up little features, was a wizard with a file. I still have some of those tools upstairs.... I believe there is an article on his work in an old issue of Boy's Life magazine.
  3. Keith Palmer out of South Dakota is considered the expert on that machine! glenn Thank you for that one. Mike
  4. Eli at Landis Machine Co in Ill. phone 217-543-3464 GREAT service!!!! God bless.
  5. MikeRock

    Which needles for hand stitching

    Douglas awls, JJ needles :)))))
  6. MikeRock

    Best strap cutter?

    tear a 1/2" wide strip of duct tape and wrap it around the top of your draw gage blade...... blood proofing..... Don't ask ;(((
  7. MikeRock

    Looking for source for dies...

  8. Looking good! Did you get flooding? God bless. Mike Rock.
  9. I am trying to find a copy of this book. Does ANYONE know how to get one? God bless Mike
  10. MikeRock

    HF Osborne splitter

    Is the splitter sold or available?
  11. MikeRock

    HF Osborne splitter

    Kolby, Drop me a note at <mikerock@mhtc.net> please. God bless. Mike Sorry, not Kolby, but Earthegoat...... Mike
  12. MikeRock

    Steel rule bender manual

    Fordsmtack, THANK YOU for that site! Years ago I had a bunch of steel rule dies from Freeman Shoe in Beloit, WI. Used the stock to make other stuff, like blinker dies. There is actually a shop in South Beloit, IL that makes steel rule dies yet today. God bless.
  13. Do you want to sell? I wrote a PM...... God bless
  14. How much and when can you ship? Reply to <mikerock@mhtc.net> Thanks. God bless.