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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
where to find da femur deer bone?

Dude, this deer bone shit must have been started by some mofo who wanted to poke fun that sartorialistas getting boners from the shine of their shoes....
but somehow this joke must have gotten horribly wrong and some fucknuts started taking this seriously...



Don't we have any doctors or zoologists in this forum? Dried bone cannot be infused with oil, and moreover, this oil is not somehow transferred to leather to heel it when you rub it with it...this ain't no voodoo....if you want to "oil" your shoes, use an oil rag! In any event, it won't be any less efficient than using a bone to rub the oil around....

This whole thing strikes me as insane....
post #32 of 46
Yes, i've got one now, bought it for a pair of cordovan shoes. The ends of the bone are impregnated with oil, the bone appears to have been polished to give a better surface for boning. Not sure if its the femur, the description from abbeyhorn states that it's from the hind leg.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by A.L.Z. View Post
Dude, this deer bone shit must have been started by some mofo who wanted to poke fun that sartorialistas getting boners from the shine of their shoes....
but somehow this joke must have gotten horribly wrong and some fucknuts started taking this seriously...



Don't we have any doctors or zoologists in this forum? Dried bone cannot be infused with oil, and moreover, this oil is not somehow transferred to leather to heel it when you rub it with it...this ain't no voodoo....if you want to "oil" your shoes, use an oil rag! In any event, it won't be any less efficient than using a bone to rub the oil around....

This whole thing strikes me as insane....

Nah, bones have been used for polishing/finishing for a long time. MLB hitters use it on their bats, for example.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
Nah, bones have been used for polishing/finishing for a long time. MLB hitters use it on their bats, for example.

Huh....in that case though, isn't bone being used as a substitute for sandpaper on the wooden bat, before sandpaper was invented? Polishing baseballs bats is done with varnish or linseed oil...
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by A.L.Z. View Post
Huh....in that case though, isn't bone being used as a substitute for sandpaper on the wooden bat, before sandpaper was invented? Polishing baseballs bats is done with varnish or linseed oil...

No, it's being used to smooth out imperfections on the surface of the wood and pack it down, same as the deer bone on cordovan (without the oil part)
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by A.L.Z. View Post
Huh....in that case though, isn't bone being used as a substitute for sandpaper on the wooden bat, before sandpaper was invented? Polishing baseballs bats is done with varnish or linseed oil...
Bone is used for burnishing (not polishing) in a lot of circumstances: pottery, leatherworking, papermaking and bookbinding for example. Bookbinders use burnishing bones (also called bone knives or bone folders) to get a sharp crease when folding the paper 'signatures' (I learned about them in a bookbinding class). Leather workers use them to put a smooth edge on cut leather, among other things. The weird thing is they need maintenance - they dry out, so every once in a while you have to soak them in vegetable oil for a few days.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
You can get similar results with cordovan cream and a metal spoon.

Yep. I've used this technique many times on cat scratches on my shoes.
post #38 of 46
It has to do with applying heat. The deer bone has some kind of oil in it, that keeps the surface slick, so it is smooth while polishing. Heat is generated when rubbing, and the oils keep it from building up too much surface tension. That's the reason the spoon trick works. I use a small measuring spoon with cordovan paste. You have to use enough paste to keep the surface slick and reapply as needed.
post #39 of 46
Will at ASW just got deer bones back in stock. I just ordered one and will soon be "boning" my SC shoes and boots.
post #40 of 46
Link for anyone else who wants to buy a boaner. I think Ill roll the dice on this. Worst case scenario is Fido gets a new snackie treat.
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by DLKY View Post
Here's a short description of the deer bone and instructions on how to use it http://www.der-feine-auftritt.de/pro...hing-Bone.html I got mine from Abbeyhorn, haven't tried using it though
Have you used the bone yet?
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
Have you boaned your boots yet?
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
FTFY
Got you covered Spoo
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post
Got you covered Spoo

Good looks, holmes.
post #44 of 46
So what was the outcome on the boot boning/boaning?
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

So what was the outcome on the boot boning/boaning?

The boot is now pregnant.
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