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  1. Lee

    Festive cheer to you all

    We’ve just (“just” being a 7 hour project from start to finish!) put this together yesterday for the socials & will publish at prime time tonight, but I thought I’d spread some festive cheer from the East coast. It’s been a tuff year for everyone, I wish you all the very best for business 2021 and a very merry Christmas. Lee. IMG_4499.mov
    13 points
  2. Trendsetting Awards

    Glenway.

    We hope that you are all safe and well and coping ok during these difficult times. It has been a while since we have posted on the shoe repairer forum. We do so today to state our position in response to the above forum posts. This past year has been incredibly difficult for us all and it is going to take time to fully recover from this pandemic. There will be tough times ahead and we need to work together to make sure that we get to the other side of this crisis and beyond. Despite the tough times it is disappointing and saddening to see that the subject of Trophy Wholesalers going
    4 points
  3. A Cop is the the Ball of thread Well mellowed means soft and supple A channel is a type of groove the stitches lay in on the sole, the sole is slit at an angle and the leather peeled back and replaced after soles are stitched, sometimes referred to as blind stitching Hope this clarifies things for you.
    4 points
  4. this won't help at all but I could not resist Cop = short for a 'copper' -A Policeman - Rozzer,fuzz, old bill, pigs or filth (don't like those) Well mellowed sole would be Peter on a Saturday night starting his second bottle or Merlot Channel - well take your pick the most famous would be the channel tunnel, any of the passes under the Thames or any river that goes underground a TV Station, A route to a certain goal such as passport control. I hope this helps lighten your day I'm sure some of the Old guys can help with shoe terminology
    3 points
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  6. saywhat my man no what I meen init
    2 points
  7. lol...Thanks everyone. Canadian English has migrated from the Queen's English.
    2 points
  8. k4mrc

    Broom

    New use of trophy bits staff are taking the pi55 instead of buying a stick they fixed the broken broom
    2 points
  9. Growster

    Machine key IDs

    SKS now stock the ABA pagoda blanks.
    2 points
  10. I have a customer who has been using JMA YAMA 26D.P2 for these machine then cutting them down, he has done about 100 of these no problem.
    2 points
  11. Hi all, I hope you're keeping safe and well. The owners of the forum, UAP Limited, have produced their first ever podcast! Hosted by TV presenter, interior designer and property consultant Sian Astley, the podcast will run over six episodes released month, and each focusing on a different topic - from home security for every day life, to fire safety and regulation. Each topic is discussed between Sian and two of UAP's experts, who each bring vast experience and knowledge to the conversation. The debut episode is out now! Host Sian chats to UAP CEO David Jennings and Nation
    2 points
  12. We use a sanitising pod ... its used for baby's dummies available from Amazon. The customer pops the watch in the pod using UVC light the pod cleans the watch after 60 seconds we take the watch out all germ and virus free do the repair pop the watch back in the pod 60 seconds later the customer takes the watch out of the pod. Customers think its great that youre keeping them safe for the sake of 2 extra minutes.
    2 points
  13. Amar56891

    Hi

    Hi new member here from Bradford Uk hoping to learn about lockpicking and key coding
    1 point
  14. rmarsters

    ABUS Key ID please

    Or Silca AB88X
    1 point
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  16. This is the page link https://www.facebook.com/last.co.uk/ You won't see any of the cheaper heel or half sole/heel options on my page but simply imagine a similar colour sole or heel piece adhered on top of your current original units. The tread is slightly different as is the colour but the material (PVC) is essentially the same. If you're cobbler has the DM groover then the lines on the exterior should match up too Hope this helps.
    1 point
  17. Have a look at my post above, follow the link to my Facebook page of necessary to see other examples. If you find a good cobbler then you can relax and keep your favourite boots going. Best of luck.
    1 point
  18. Sent a message Riz.
    1 point
  19. Count Muppet

    Yankee wax

    Do what you want with the dust, collect it up to use with superglue if you like. I’m just wondering what animal goes “squark squark” ?
    1 point
  20. Coblerkai2

    Yankee wax

    Got you interested!!!
    1 point
  21. Lee

    Festive cheer to you all

    so 24 hours since sending this one live, i've had 440 views on my business facebook page 96 views on my personal facebook 121 views on my instagram business page & 103 views on TikTok (don't judge me! lol) I've had countless messages, comments & even phone calls & two people have come round/in just to see it! lol I'm going to give it a couple of days and then start sharing it to local facebook groups, just like John Lewis, its a good way to put you back in the minds of people at this critical time of 2020 with Christmas shopping set to explode next wee
    1 point
  22. Coblerkai2

    Yankee wax

    Likewise:)
    1 point
  23. x minit uk

    Yankee wax

    Great idea. Meow meow.
    1 point
  24. Lee

    Yankee wax

    Throw them in the bin woof woof woof woof
    1 point
  25. MAW

    Glenway.

    Not been using Glenway for several years because of the way in which they have attempted to gain market share. They are not alone! Their products are no better in terms of quality/design/price than others so why use them to help cut your own throat? In my opinion the market was over supplied even before COVID and I reckon that a major name is going to go pop. Trend have given an assurance, as recently as last week, that they will remain exclusively wholesale and continue to support the retail trade. Transworld offer a fantastic level of service and accommodation. It is principally those two su
    1 point
  26. Aren't you tool old to understand the vernacular of the common Chav? Rick.
    1 point
  27. kobblers

    Fell running soles

    Try your nearest kinky dominatrix footwear supplier....... Rick.
    1 point
  28. I've done re-heeling and half s and h on docs for years with no problems, as well as original units. The purists are great but day to day customers often want an alternative.
    1 point
  29. So did American but it's a completely different language now
    1 point
  30. rmarsters

    Motorbike keys

    Yamaha YN50 looks like it's a Neo's and that comes up on Silca programme as either ZD10 or ZD24RFH
    1 point
  31. The Government just announced that the funds for the grant will be distributed to local councils for distribution but it is up to £3000 per month fur businesses required to close so I am guessing that each council will have it's own interpretation of that.
    1 point
  32. grahamparker

    Key ID

    Have you looked at the price of a new lock !!!!. £75.36 total with 3 keys. WOW.
    1 point
  33. Azaloid

    Machine key IDs

    hi Graham JMA ABA-1
    1 point
  34. exp121260

    American election

    The legal votes all counted on election night , but its the illegal votes count that takes longer as per Mr President !
    1 point
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  36. Pretty sure that is a Basta key 101A IMG_20201104_0001.pdf
    1 point
  37. Looks like an old 6B
    1 point
  38. Bren

    Hegel cylinder lock

    just done one on an asec 1 blank. will let you know if succesful worked a treat. customer came back and got 6 more.
    1 point
  39. Was the customer a horse? Did you use the classic line, "Why the long face?" I'm sorry, I'll get my coat. Mike.
    1 point
  40. once made leather cuffs and ankle cuffs with loads of spikes rivets and d rings for a sretching rack (bit rude) not for me by the way
    1 point
  41. Gray

    Doc Martins

    I have just used Bostik 50/50 no primer and never had any problems.
    1 point
  42. keithm

    New YouTube video!

    What I would say is that I’ve seen a lot worse produced in the last 18 years since I retired from repairing. Congratulations in turning out a quality job and very well done on the video, semi pro I think! Young Guys like this should Be encouraged not criticised and helped along the way, most of us started where he is and perfected our work over time. I’m sure his work will be better in the future as he picks up tips along the way, like we all did.
    1 point
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  44. So, for £35 you are willing to fit a pair of D.M. units, welts, vamps and possibly insoles? I don't think this is an economical repair, plus read the date, tho owner gave up on these in Jan 2019.......
    1 point
  45. ironplanet uk900

    No words needed!

    All us Indépendants have a wonderful opportunity to to improve our businesses by turning out 1st class workman'ship, Customers will visit these "pods" But if you've always turned over quality work, they will return after being robbed with trash quality. Unfortunately, too many independent's turn out shite also. You can't control what they do, but they can't control what you do either..up your game in all aspects or fall by they wayside. Just saying!
    1 point
  46. Simes

    Shoe repairs

    Our mobile shop graphics. About 10 years old now and need updating. But the message is the same
    1 point
  47. grahamparker

    Shoe repairs

    The good days are GONE well and truly it will never recover in my opinion why do you think just about every shoe repairer cuts keys. Get your money invested and become the best key cutter in your area, buy the best machines you can afford and keep re-investing while also spreading out into retail of Padlocks (a small stand is a good place to start) try and learn about the qualities of padlocks how they withstand the weather/security and keyed alike/master keying possibilities. I am the only person in the uk that can repin certain Abus padlocks to old discontinued keys and Abus uk are
    1 point
  48. kirkybob

    Hegel cylinder lock

    I am sure some of them think we going to magicly find where they live and go round and rob them
    1 point
  49. my point is that he is looking to sell it and i dont think it appropriate to sell something that old and obsolete to someone who knows nothing about them
    1 point
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