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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    Those places are pretty cold and dreary in the winter.
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    Things you just don't get

    I tore out and replaced my redwood fencing, post holes and concrete and added some raised flower beds this year. I doubt I could do 40+ hour weeks on a pipeline anymore but 74 next month.
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    The Home Ownership Thread

    I worked a job at large a food processing plant south of San Jose. We used the foreman's company truck to move fittings and crap around the site .The guy was kind of a jerk and was always ranting about messing with his radio so we were always sure to tune it to one of the plentiful Spanish...
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    WC Fields said "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco"
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    My wife just turned the heater on. 67°F 19°C Humidity 72% Wind Speed SSE 2 G 5 MPH Barometer 29.88 in Dewpoint 58°F (14°C) Visibility NA Last update 17 Aug 4:20 pm PDT
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I read somewhere in my googling around that glycerine goes bad shortly after being opened. Have you explored that issue?
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    I got 3 only because 2 came at one time. The oldest, by 7 years, still thinks she's an only child.
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    We were on the subject of vsc. I really like it for cleaning up welt stitching. I cut down the bristles on a 1" artists paint brush so they are about like a stiff tooth brush, working in @ 3" sections squirt on some vsc with a hobby syringe and scrub.Before everything gets dry I wipe the brush...
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    Mountain Dew didn't even hit the shelves in most of the country until the mid 60s. I was well into beer by then.
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    Sure but I gotta be in town after 10 and outta town by 2
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    Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

    I could do a mid-day somewhere. I'm an hour and half away without traffic . Let me know I ain't got no job so any day will probably be ok.
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    If you have a set of leather punches with the right size just work it back and forth until it cuts loose
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Inorite look at that other pic of those Florsheims, what the hell could you possibly do to leather to improve on that.
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    It was pretty dry on the surface but not too bad, trouble was I had to go through 3 strip and dye cycles before I got the knack to removing all the finish from the grain.(brush, rag, speed) I did 2 rounds with bic LP and a heat gun and god knows how much bic 4. Seems pretty supple now. I guess...
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    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Couple projects wrapping up. Lesson learned: If you gonna dye your first pair of shoes and they are corrected grain, buy your acetone and bick 4 by the gallon. Finally got them to the point I felt ok putting the vibram soles on.

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