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My Traditional Challenge (30 Days) 1686

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2019, 12:26:19 PM »
You're in good company 110 wise buddy!  We're almost all 110 fans!
:iagree: We certainly are :tu: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2019, 04:33:56 PM »
Great challenge Cody
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 03:07:38 AM »
More or less, same as yesterday, though I swapped the 110LT for the LT347.  But tonight, I carried the Carhartt Mini Trapper again.

The fixed blade I didn't carry, just had it out for photos in another thread. It was one of Granddad's deer hunting knives. The Edge Mark 460 was the smallest of a big line of Solingen made fixed blades they had, along with the 465, a hideous deer-hoof scaled knife that used the same blade. No sheath (Edge Marks had decent leather sheaths from the factory), but I had this Winchester that fit OK and used it. I don't mind that it's nylon, I just don't like the Velcro on the handle strap.

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2019, 05:53:17 AM »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2019, 12:26:46 PM »
Very nice  :dd: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2019, 10:22:45 PM »
 :iagree:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2019, 11:44:18 PM »
Finally put the belt in the 1920s Singer treadle machine. I need to cinch the belt up just a bit more before I use it. I need a bit finer leather punch, and probably pulling out the belt before putting it in. THe manual said to use a nail and hammer, which works, but is hard to do with the belt already in.

Except for the hemostats (which as with most surgical instruments, are Pakistani), everything I used to work on it is proudly USA made, some from makers that either got bought out and outsourced (Crescent, Diamond) or no longer exist (Kraueter). 

Case LT347.

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2019, 11:48:29 PM »
Beautiful sewing machine !
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2019, 12:22:17 AM »
Finally put the belt in the 1920s Singer treadle machine. I need to cinch the belt up just a bit more before I use it. I need a bit finer leather punch, and probably pulling out the belt before putting it in. THe manual said to use a nail and hammer, which works, but is hard to do with the belt already in.

Except for the hemostats (which as with most surgical instruments, are Pakistani), everything I used to work on it is proudly USA made, some from makers that either got bought out and outsourced (Crescent, Diamond) or no longer exist (Kraueter). 

Case LT347.


Great looking machine :like:
My grandma has a old Singer with a broken belt. Where do you get a new or something that works? Would love to get it working for her again.

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2019, 02:10:32 AM »
Finally put the belt in the 1920s Singer treadle machine. I need to cinch the belt up just a bit more before I use it. I need a bit finer leather punch, and probably pulling out the belt before putting it in. THe manual said to use a nail and hammer, which works, but is hard to do with the belt already in.

Except for the hemostats (which as with most surgical instruments, are Pakistani), everything I used to work on it is proudly USA made, some from makers that either got bought out and outsourced (Crescent, Diamond) or no longer exist (Kraueter). 

Case LT347.


Great looking machine :like:
My grandma has a old Singer with a broken belt. Where do you get a new or something that works? Would love to get it working for her again.

Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk

The one I put in was purchased a couple years ago from a local sewing shop in town As her husband (who passed away several years before) was a Singer repairman, the lady who owns it tries to keep parts for older Singer machines in stock.And I'm sure the part wasn't new-old-stock.  Ebay shows quite a few, ranging from $2-$12, most of the cheaper ships out of China. The odd thing is that the broken original belt was 1/4, the new one 5/16 (I pegged that on dry rot of the original), and some are also sold as 3/16 diameter  This is US made and appears to be the same belting I used.   Plus eBay has loads of parts should you need them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/72-Best-Leather-Industrial-SEWING-MACHINE-TREADLE-BELT-Singer-5-16-USA-MADE/200907409115?hash=item2ec703c6db:g:DUIAAMXQ01tRRhYq:sc:USPSFirstClass!24605!US!-1:rk:34:pf:0

I am curious myself about rubber possibly being a better option than leather, and might be experimenting a little with it. This is $8  for 10 ft. of 3/16, $10 for 1/4. Intended for conveyor drives.  Plus this stuff can be fused together by melting, as opposed to having to struggle with the bent metal (hog ring?) staple like the original to hold the ends together. It's just I don't like having to have a heat source (i.e. lighter) around a 90 year old antique.

https://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-Urethane-Belting-Diameter-Length/dp/B006IZXI4G/ref=pd_sim_328_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006IZXI4G&pd_rd_r=e0289dc2-153c-11e9-9e70-21c8e7351d14&pd_rd_w=622UD&pd_rd_wg=u53F8&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=VF3VW26DV2DBCHP90AMZ&psc=1&refRID=VF3VW26DV2DBCHP90AMZ



« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 02:11:50 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2019, 02:21:12 AM »
I'm in the process of doing the same thing on a Singer from the teens.  I like your post!!

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2019, 04:29:19 AM »
More great pics :like: and I love the old Singer 8) :like:
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2019, 11:07:11 AM »
Finally put the belt in the 1920s Singer treadle machine. I need to cinch the belt up just a bit more before I use it. I need a bit finer leather punch, and probably pulling out the belt before putting it in. THe manual said to use a nail and hammer, which works, but is hard to do with the belt already in.

Except for the hemostats (which as with most surgical instruments, are Pakistani), everything I used to work on it is proudly USA made, some from makers that either got bought out and outsourced (Crescent, Diamond) or no longer exist (Kraueter). 

Case LT347.


Great looking machine :like:
My grandma has a old Singer with a broken belt. Where do you get a new or something that works? Would love to get it working for her again.

Sent fra min FRD-L09 via Tapatalk

The one I put in was purchased a couple years ago from a local sewing shop in town As her husband (who passed away several years before) was a Singer repairman, the lady who owns it tries to keep parts for older Singer machines in stock.And I'm sure the part wasn't new-old-stock.  Ebay shows quite a few, ranging from $2-$12, most of the cheaper ships out of China. The odd thing is that the broken original belt was 1/4, the new one 5/16 (I pegged that on dry rot of the original), and some are also sold as 3/16 diameter  This is US made and appears to be the same belting I used.   Plus eBay has loads of parts should you need them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/72-Best-Leather-Industrial-SEWING-MACHINE-TREADLE-BELT-Singer-5-16-USA-MADE/200907409115?hash=item2ec703c6db:g:DUIAAMXQ01tRRhYq:sc:USPSFirstClass!24605!US!-1:rk:34:pf:0

I am curious myself about rubber possibly being a better option than leather, and might be experimenting a little with it. This is $8  for 10 ft. of 3/16, $10 for 1/4. Intended for conveyor drives.  Plus this stuff can be fused together by melting, as opposed to having to struggle with the bent metal (hog ring?) staple like the original to hold the ends together. It's just I don't like having to have a heat source (i.e. lighter) around a 90 year old antique.

https://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-Urethane-Belting-Diameter-Length/dp/B006IZXI4G/ref=pd_sim_328_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B006IZXI4G&pd_rd_r=e0289dc2-153c-11e9-9e70-21c8e7351d14&pd_rd_w=622UD&pd_rd_wg=u53F8&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=VF3VW26DV2DBCHP90AMZ&psc=1&refRID=VF3VW26DV2DBCHP90AMZ
Thanks cody :cheers:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2019, 02:05:44 AM »
Most of today I carried a Case 6488 Large Congress from 1976. Definitely has seen a ton of use.   They stopped making it in 1978, with a few special runs (almost all stainless, and with fancy scales) up until just a few years back. On the other hand, this old horse is made for work, with Delrin scales, and carbon steel blades. Not to mention really strong springs and half-stops.While big, at 4 1/4 closed, I find the curvature fits my hand better than the standard Congress (of which I have two, both Bokers). Tarnished bolsters are from when it was in Granddad's collection. One Boker with celluloid scales outgassed, and made a mess.   I asked for a few beaters in return for cleaning it up, this was one of them.

Also, this is one of the few Congress patterns (only other being Boker's Carver's Congress)  that doesn't have two Sheepsfoot blades as mains (which I find redundant): Originally, the two larger blades were a spear and sheepsfoot, with the smaller being coping (small sheepsfoot) and pen. 42 years of wear and tear has all made them hawkbill blades!



« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 02:08:58 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2019, 02:28:38 AM »
Nice honest wear on that one.  :tu:
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2019, 12:30:02 PM »
Great information  :tu: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2019, 12:56:27 AM »
EKA Gentleman's Knife. Advertises pump manufacturer Flygt. Virtually unused when I bought it. I have a theory that 3/4 of the knives people get from company reps and/or as production/safety awards throughout their career get thrown in a drawer or put with a collection and never see the light of day. My Granddad was the same. Of those he got, I think he only regularly used one or two.

« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 01:00:08 AM by cody6268 »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2019, 12:19:38 PM »
I love the detail on the scales  :dd: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2019, 12:31:11 AM »
I love the detail on the scales  :dd: :like:

In part, that's why I got it. Also at the time, it was the cheapest EKA on eBay at the time.

Today I didn't do much but the basic chores. I mostly carried the Camillus Cub Scout, with the 110LT Shield in my farm coat. Took this photo in front of the fireplace while sitting around doing nothing.

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2019, 01:13:20 AM »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Couple nice knives last couple days :salute: :like:
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2019, 01:04:35 AM »
I pretty much just carried the Shield today, even around the house.  So far, the CPM-154 has proven to be an excellent steel, despite heavy duty use, barely losing any of  its excellent sharpness. 

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2019, 12:18:44 PM »
Nice Buck knife  :tu: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2019, 12:28:58 AM »
Sabre Monarch USA 231 (Schrade Walden for Cole International). Same pattern as the 881/8OT.  You don't see too many of these Schrade and Ulster-made Sabres; which were some of the first Monarchs. I've only seen 3, a Jack, a Slimline Trapper, and my Stockman.

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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2019, 05:55:10 AM »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2019, 12:31:37 PM »
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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2019, 01:05:11 AM »
Mikov Rybica (Little Fish). Apparently, a knife traditionally given to Czech boys for over a century. Czech made; with zamac handles and a 420 blade. These are rather inexpensive, and cheaply built, selling for about $3 in the Czech Republic, and $5-6 here. 3" closed (small, and I often carry knives this size, but they are all lockbacks with broader blades), but decently made for such a cheap knife. Time will tell how well their steel is.  This is a precursor to nicer, better made Mikov products, just to test their quality.  And I really enjoy collecting what each country calls it's own "traditional" pattern. I think next two are a Douk-Douk and a Higonogami.

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2019, 03:06:06 AM »
Great job Cody! 

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2019, 12:35:10 PM »
Cool little knife  :tu: :like:

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Re: My Traditional Challenge (30 Days)
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2019, 02:23:33 AM »
Opinel No. 9 DIY. I But I really like this "Cable Master" type; the wire strippers and cutter work well, and so do the bit drivers. I'd like to see carbon steel Opinels with the same handle material.  Had to replace the Phillips bit, lost it. I also customized the flat head driver, moving up to the size typically found on switchplate covers.   I'll try to find a T-27 bit for Stihl equipment to replace the flat bit entirely (rarely use it), as I never have one when I need it, and end up settling  for the common T-25.



 

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