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Well, my last pair of leather work gloves just went back to Lowes. Had not even had them two weeks and they had holes and ripped seams. These were the Blue Hawk variety, with some type of fabric mesh on the top of the gloves. Too bad, they were the most comfortable gloves I have had in quite awhile. I am not doing anything out of the ordinary (I don't think). I do have a stack of rough cut lumber that I occasionally mill a piece or two from. I am doing some home remodeling, so I am wearing them probably several hours a day. I used to get about six months from a set of leather gloves. Lately it seems like I am buying a set every month or so. Anyone have recommendations for a good set of comfortable work gloves? Cal Here is a pic of the Blue Hawks. Wish I had taken a pic of them before I returned them.
Good morning guys, over the weekend I added some suede to the inside of my woodworking vise using Scotch 77 super glue which doesn't hold well enough for my liking. Couple questions, I bought some heavier leather now and am wondering what to attach it with? I've read two sided tape Titebond glue, as well as some Titebond hide glue. Can anyone share their personal experiences? Second question is it any better to put leather on both sides of the vise? Thanks Pat
Still cleaning my shop guys! Ya I know, been on this adventure for three weekends now and I am still finding items of great interest in the dark reccesses of my humble abode. Many years ago, I came back from my duty station in the Army on a two week leave, during those two weeks I helped Dad on a few woodworking projects and we pulled out this Craftsman 100' tape to measure something, I think we were doing some layout for some garden trellis or something, and during our work a screw came lose, the whole thing came apart and the tape jumped out and landed in a big heap of a tangled mess, it is a steel tape so it was just a big springy mess on the ground. He was ready to trash it on the spot, it was his Dad's, so the tape goes back a bit in family history, though I am not sure how old it is exactly. But I saved it from doom, I jumped on it and told Dad to back off! It can be saved! Well, I rolled up the steel tape on itself, and put the tape and the case into a plastic bag with the hopes of reviving a bit of family history later on. So yesterday, about 25 years later I came across this old plastic bag, with the tape still in it. It was still jacked up, and I was in the mindset yesterday to sit down in my patio, spread the tape out, and figure out how to put this back in it's case and get the wind up crank to work again. I got the tape back in ok, the wind up mech works but I am still missing something that holds the mechanism in place, but at least the tape is home and happy now. I love this old tool, it's in primo condition, and ol grandad owned it, so it's even more special. It is well made, Made in the USA, Sears and Roebuck, when Sears was great. It still even has the original plastic case. I love it, because when you see the tape in the case, it looks all messed up, old and tattered, but when you pop the cover off the case, a jewel is residing inside, kind of like a pearl in an oyster. Oh yes, and did I mention the case is covered in leather!
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