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  1. This is what it IS like 99.999% of the time Rick.
  2. Nice one, Jo - that's more like it. Rick.
  3. No. A couple of warnings and if ultimately necessary, barring from the forum but we hope it should never have to come to that - it's only ever happened twice since the inception of the forum as we normally all just get along. I get it, at the end of the day people have different opinions, sometimes quite strong ones but that shouldn't preclude us all from being courteous or respectful towards one another. Rick.
  4. I can partly understand some of the frustration (I wouldn't call it anger) leveled towards you, Jay, as SteelCityShoes is right - people selling stuff on Ebay is contributing to a lot of people on here losing business, not just with repairs but with key cutting, engraving, sundry sales, etc - these people don't offer the correct advice on how to maintain your footwear because they don't have the same (if any) level of skill that a lot of us have spent years, decades even, aquiring. As an aside, how are you going to overcome the problem of getting the new units to fit flush against the welt whilst also keeping the correct shape of the shoe? 5050 WILL stick a Vibram unit to a Doc as Mr Bargy says but you need to know how to use it properly or it will simply fail. NOTE TO MEMBERS: ANY ABUSE TOWARDS ANYONE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, NO MATTER HOW STRONGLY YOU MAY FEEL ABOUT A SUBJECT. WE ARE ALL ADULTS AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONDUCT OURSELVES AND OUR LANGUAGE AS SUCH. THANK YOU. Rick.
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    Mushroom pins

    He's been abusing the wrong sort of mushrooms, probably. Rick.
  6. What's the best way to stiffen soft leather? Cheers. Rick.
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    .dst file

    My daughter works at an embroiderers, I'll send it her and ask. Rick.
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    Backing boards

    Bump! Rick.
  9. Looks a bit like an ASEC 1 Rick.
  10. Who supplies these besides Birch, Mastergrave and the usual suspects? Rick.
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    Singer 29k patcher problem

    Out of curiosity, what was the cause? Rick.
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    Key ID please

    We've cut thousands of these so we know it's the correct blank. Rick.
  13. I find it easier to line up the new covering with the centre of the heel block and then smooth it out on both sides. Is sometimes helps to dampen the leather covering as it makes it more supple and easy to mould against the heel. Rick.
  14. Or take it off and use strips of thin paper masking tape overlapping each other to make a template. Once applied to the heel, you can run a pen along the top of the heel where it meets the shoe to get a rough idea of the curve you'll need to cut. Rick.