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Scissors And Shears / Re: Beautiful old German buttonhole shears
« Last post by spookietoo on May 16, 2019, 09:15:49 AM »
Ok, I'm just confused.......

How is such a contraption an improvement over a sharp chisel and hole punch?

They look like something my Opa would have dreamt up....notorious he was for over engineering most solutions!
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Beautiful old German buttonhole shears
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on May 15, 2019, 11:00:36 PM »
Nooo its the latest thing!!
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Scissors And Shears / Re: Beautiful old German buttonhole shears
« Last post by mysewingpleasure on May 15, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
Schneiderfrei, it is an antique, I must say it is a genesis invention for fashion industry.
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Scissors And Shears / Beautiful old German buttonhole shears
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on May 15, 2019, 02:41:52 PM »
I have had these for some time now; they are very easy to use and are sharp, though I have not sharpened them.





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Scissors And Shears / Re: Today's Plundering
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on May 15, 2019, 02:37:47 PM »
Here are the Wiss N4 shears I showed above.  Sharpened but with minimal other shaping - yet. Not until they are too uncomfortable to use.







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Sewing machines and equipment / Re: Juki 1152 - 4 Refurbishing job
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on May 15, 2019, 02:27:07 PM »
So, I have not mentioned my 'New' Machine for some time.  After I refurbished the table, found some new screws and generally got to know the machine, it turned out I couldn't get it to make an actual stitch.

I started seriously to look at this issue back in January.  A friend offered to help, but naturally was not able to come and visit. I was bashing my head against a brick wall. I did ALL the timing and machine tolerances over and over, repaired a corroded hook spindle, reordered the part I snapped bumping the corroded piece out.

So last week-end another friend came over had a look and said "G! you have threaded the needles from the wrong side!"

Can't tell you how deflated I felt, and yet!!


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Scissors And Shears / Tip to the nordic readers: Harold in Sweden
« Last post by Sinusvag on May 11, 2019, 08:24:18 PM »
As a tip to the Nordic readers of the forum: There is a guy in Sweden specialized in sharpening scissors. Have myself sent two old finds to him with excellent results.

He takes them apart, sharpens and polishes the blades (without going full on total restoration, just functional) - back in original but vastly improved condition. Factoring in the costs of postage, we are not talking lots of money for the service.

http://www.harald-slipservice.se/



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The Apprentice's Forum / Re: The Perils of Tailoring
« Last post by Sinusvag on May 11, 2019, 08:15:05 PM »
Hahaha! Reminds me of the jokes we tell at work...
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The Apprentice's Forum / Re: Hostek trouser book trimming scale.
« Last post by Blackthorn on May 11, 2019, 04:52:19 AM »
I do have the newer paper bound books. I've been examining all of the pocketing and lining pieces that he's arranged on the selicia.
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The Apprentice's Forum / Re: The Perils of Tailoring
« Last post by Greger on May 10, 2019, 01:13:04 AM »
That's great.
Thanks for showing.
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