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Old 08-26-2012, 07:08 AM
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one more... vegatable tan... Tannic acid.. (used to be harvested from oak trees) thus the term "Oak Tanned"

http://www.braintan.com/barktan/2tannins.htm
Nice article on tanning..

I have learned a ton on it since I started this project.. Funny thing is as with all processes it seems there is so much depth..
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:57 AM
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Looks like a fine project. I love the looks of that mans shop, it reminds me of part of Dad's orthopedic shop and also a good friends shoe repair business. Precious memories.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:05 PM
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I love the looks of that mans shop,
Yep, and those 2 hunnerd dollar mocassins.
Those are splendid.
And I love that he has one price.
"You want a pair of my mocassins? $200.
Oh - and send me your foot so I can be sure they fit."
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Yep, and those 2 hunnerd dollar mocassins.
Those are splendid.
And I love that he has one price.
"You want a pair of my mocassins? $200.
Oh - and send me your foot so I can be sure they fit."
Was funny while I was there today 4 people came in who had boughten his Moc's in the past..

One guy said he has been waiting for 2 years to make it back to the shop to buy another pair since his had finailly worn out after 18 years.. and hasnt' been around MA at all. They were just passing thru and this was stop #1..

The other guy and gal who came in said he owns like 5 pairs.. It's all he wears and he keeps a brand new pair in the closet just because he loves them so much and isn't sure how much longer Mr Pelkey is gonna be around.. While I was there he ordered another pair..

If you figure in what it costs for materials and then the hand labor to make them the moc's are actually a deal.

The leather is a extremely tough grade and as a test he has a test sample that is held together with but a few strands each end and it has no give at all while pulling on it.

If he made moc's with a heel I'd buy a pair.. Especially now that I can fully see what materials and skills are used to make them..

Dollar for dollar he is way undercharging for what the item is..
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:53 PM
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Dollar for dollar he is way undercharging for what the item is..
I really don't doubt it. They are impressive.

I have a pair from LLBean that have served me very well for several years but I don't expect they're in the same league with those Pelkey's.
Wilson disposed of the laces for me, lying at my feet under this desk last year when he was a puppy. I didn't even feel it happening.
Didn't matter to me; in fact, it improved them since they no longer get hung on anything or come untied.

Considering that they're more of a mass-produced item, the Bean mocassins really are very nice.
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Okay now.. I was able to get the apron done, done, done, done, done!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It came out pretty awesome and today I was allowed to do just about all of the work.. I guess because it was just about all hand sewing.

I learned a lot and it's been a great adventure and it was really nice spending time with some wonderful folks.....

I'm a very lucky person.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:10 PM
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Okay now.. I was able to get the apron done, done, done, done, done!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It came out pretty awesome and today I was allowed to do just about all of the work.. I guess because it was just about all hand sewing.

I learned a lot and it's been a great adventure and it was really nice spending time with some wonderful folks.....

I'm a very lucky person.

Very cool, cool, cool...

and... you modeled it.!!
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:09 PM
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Think Billy Crystal here: "mahvelous, mahvelous!"
That is good looking work.
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I learned a lot and it's been a great adventure and it was really nice spending time with some wonderful folks.....

I'm a very lucky person.
Yep, you got people, Jenn.
You know, I've contemplated moving away from here a couple of times over the years. God knows the scenery doesn't keep me here.

What it always comes down to is the people. Over the course of almost 50 years, I've met so many good, skilled and helpful people that I can turn to for their expertise or advice in their areas of competence.
I cannot put a value on them but I'm not willing to give it up.
I am losing them now & then over time, but not all at once.

People like your Herbie really are priceless.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:24 PM
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What did the bison hide run a square foot? Have any idea how many sf in a bison hide?
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:33 PM
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I made a few sheaths for knives from heavy leather. I thought that was hard but I now see what a real leather project looks like. That's a very impressive apron and you look good in leather.
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