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  1. I may need the shoe guide replaced. Pilgrim in Mass seems to be permanently closed. Any leads on the more intricate parts would be greatly appreciated. Also considering getting a donor K, opinions on going that route? Thanks.
  2. Ok, so the new puppy must have thought the leather band was a pupperoni treat and took some chewing to it. So now the band is short. I have replaced the leather band when the length of the entirety is worn but have the old one a a guide for length cut, easy enough. Double checking with you all here on cutting a new band the proper length, not too long, ok, too short, on no! Would running string looping the circuit between the wheels work for measure twice cut once method? This Landis K has the rear spindle at ground level. So when facing the K it is the left side hand wheel going down to the spindle wheel. Thank you in advance for any tips. Chris
  3. Hello all, We picked up a vintage model H Champion 5in1 for a song. It will do until a Landis upgrade comes along. It came with a metal 5 ft high stand with a two foot wide dome base if that makes sense as a stand alone. Kind of a monster setup as a base. The selling estate had the space. Us, not so much. Would be appreciated on ideas and setups for this in smaller workshops, maintaining stability etc. pics would help immensely! Thank you.
  4. Hello all, I thought I would share some quick photos of Santa Fe Opera stove pipe cowboy boots W8D made by the misses Jes Marquez. Heels, welts and soles remain. This is her 15th pair under journeyman status. Sadly, due to the pandemic, the original client will not be able to take possession nor complete the sale. So we have to find a new client. Upside is W8D will fit a wider section but downside is opera is kind of niche. It was thought out as tongue in cheek to say Nashville type boots. We are considering approaching the SFO but may give it a go on eBay and see what happens. Thanks for looking.
  5. With her permission posting this here. Lock, stock and barrel. No parting out at this time. Equipment is in Abq. NM. Thanks.
  6. Posting this here with her permission. Noted bookmaker Deana McGuffin says she is ready for a new chapter. Lock, stock and barrel at this time. The main house property fs as well. This is in the South Valley of Abq. NM.
  7. Hello all, Just heard that noted custom cowboy boot maker Deana McGuffin is selling her shop equipment as a whole and the house property as well. No parting out at this time. Lock, stock and barrel. She said she is ready for a new chapter in her life. The big stuff has been well maintained. The house is very nice with a rear rental. This is in the South Valley of Abq. With her permission I am posting this here on LW. More real eyeballs here that can actually pull the trigger on a massive acquisition like this. Even if that pool seems to be shrinking. Thanks.
  8. Duly noted. I might have done that. Ugh. Ok. Stitch length seems to be holding well. Thank you for the chime in.
  9. Working on single panel tall uppers stove pipe in goat leather for the colors. Newly acquired 29 with 360 head for this task. Previous teeth were worn and not moving the leather. New teeth put in. Moves the leather fine now. But really sharp and scuffs the leather on the turn for zig zag pattern up the back securing the ends together. As suggested here tried 400 grit sandpaper on shaved down original foot. Paper feats too fast. 40 grit still a bit tough. Working in between towards 80, fingers crossed. Open to other ideas and suggestions. Working within a budget and what’s on hand in rural area. Thank you.
  10. Same question And problem here, 29k eating up, scuffing and leaving marks on goat skin leather on the turn. Interested in a solution. Thank you.
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