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  1. Sticky: Back in biz after 3 fires by arson. NEED SOME HELP

    Folks trying to get the forum back up and running. Hope to get the new code up soon. Back in biz here after 3 fires and near total loss and no insurance.

    Does anyone out there have a copy of...
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    Daniel, I am sorry that you will likely not get...

    Daniel, I am sorry that you will likely not get any much replies. The forum was hacked and is broken now still. It is under total rebuild from scratch not using any commercially canned code any...
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    Myron, this shop is only a temp stop gap measure...

    Myron, this shop is only a temp stop gap measure and a place to work out of. I am building a new shop from scratch up on Sterling Beaver Circle. It will be a unique shop that I get to design, lay...
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    Thank you Myron. Not sure how you got this post...

    Thank you Myron. Not sure how you got this post to make on this busted forum. I am trying to get a brand new custom made forum launched for the new year. It may take a couple months however to get...
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    Fixin to make hats

    Folks after a devastating fire last November on Sterling Beaver Circle, I found myself in an awkward situation. I had no place to live and also hardly anyplace to make hats. I am rebuilding the old...
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    Myron spring was late here this year. I think of...

    Myron spring was late here this year. I think of you often as well. Think of that fine MC, I lost in the fire.

    Trying to get situated up here to start rebuilding now and also trying to remodel...
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    Would you love to pay as much for the plans as...

    Would you love to pay as much for the plans as the machine cost, however? Plans cost more than the machine generally.
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    Good day, Robin. I am confused about your...

    Good day, Robin. I am confused about your request here. Can you explain your wishes? What "Form" do you speak of ?
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    Myron a friend so true is a rare commodity. I...

    Myron a friend so true is a rare commodity. I thank you for it. I am living in what most may see as a rat hole of a shack but it was the best home, my parents and my brother ever knew. I am trying...
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    Myron a friend so true is a rare commodity. I...

    Myron a friend so true is a rare commodity. I thank you for it. I am living in what most may see as a rat hole of a shack but it was the best home, my parents and my brother ever knew. I am trying...
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    Myron, the hat shop project never completed nor...

    Myron, the hat shop project never completed nor was it ever officially put into practice. Dalia is still making hats time to time and I have began a hat shop building not far from the burned out...
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    Myron, my house burned down about 3 weeks back...

    Myron, my house burned down about 3 weeks back and I am just struggling to get on my feet still. I will check in soon.


    II sure do with you the best.
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    Myron, I wish you the best with that surgery. I...

    Myron, I wish you the best with that surgery. I have known only great success of all that I know that had this done.
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    We have had fall in the air here and expect an...

    We have had fall in the air here and expect an early winter as well.

    The hat shop has really progressed of recent and will make leaps and bounds the next two weeks, I think.

    I am a bit...
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    Sticky: Well the hat shoppe took another turn for the...

    Well the hat shoppe took another turn for the better last evening. The Dry wall crew showed up for about 4 hours and they really brought that rough bottom floor on up to professional standards. I...
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    Jan you website is very nice and compelling. ...

    Jan you website is very nice and compelling. Your model is perfect and delicate and a perfect descriptor for aMuse.

    I looked again the the URL address to get to the site and it reminded me of...
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    Thank you for being here Jan. We may have a...

    Thank you for being here Jan. We may have a revival here soon and more activity again.

    About those questions, we are not so formal here or restrictive. Unfortunately that makes the q&a's...
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    Sticky: This time next year our hats will be in stores...

    This time next year our hats will be in stores over the nation and soon after globally. We will cast the Borsalino challenge.
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    Sticky: Working on it Dan. I have recently interviewed 2...

    Working on it Dan. I have recently interviewed 2 couples from Asheville NC and two from parts yonder, one well over qualified and maybe both. They begged for the chance but was not a fit.

    We...
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    Sticky: Well the saga continues. The drywall finishers...

    Well the saga continues. The drywall finishers are stuck on this massive motel job and will hardly pay me a visit. I am grateful they were constrained as it gave me the extra few minutes that...
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    Under my wife's handle on eBay right now we have...

    Under my wife's handle on eBay right now we have about 20+ auctions for hat machines and some supplies.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/nothermanstreasure/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=
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    Sticky: I have been looking at this flooring for some...

    I have been looking at this flooring for some time now. While I have the most of the bottom floor of the hat shop already floored with industrial out door ceramic tile, I wish to put this heavy duty...
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    Sticky: This idea here sure had some delays and some set...

    This idea here sure had some delays and some set backs and punt forwards. It gained a slightly new focus as well.

    I have spent a time refocusing the shop from an antique machine custom hat shop...
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    Sticky: Myron, I cannot imagine it not going well here on...

    Myron, I cannot imagine it not going well here on in. I am FULLY ready for the finisher to show back up now but really glad he missed several days.

    I got the closet hung today and that patch...
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    Sticky: Folks after I thought the hat shop was going my...

    Folks after I thought the hat shop was going my way, I found we all missed completly an outside closet and also a dryer vent and a wire chase conduit on one wall. I got them hung yesterday and pre...
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    Sticky: Dan, I have worn hats literally since age two...

    Dan, I have worn hats literally since age two that I know of and always been interested. My interest deepened in 1977 or about and again around 80 when I got the hat that started this business off. ...
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    eBay auctions galore

    If you ever wanted to buy some hat related supplies and equipment, you may should visit this link...

    http://search.ebay.com/?sass=nothermanstreasure&ht=-1
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    Sticky: The Saga continues now! Got the tape coat on...

    The Saga continues now!

    Got the tape coat on all the sheet rock yesterday and today should be a good bed coat on it all. This will about catch it all up to each other and then tomorrow can...
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    I have seen every color, brim style and every...

    I have seen every color, brim style and every other feature apply to all period. Some did hallmark more than others, I admit.

    All that said, Stetson, has always made any hat style that makes...
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    Would take some one that knows that particular...

    Would take some one that knows that particular logo from Stetson to say closer than me but I am guessing that hat is from the 40's. The crown however says it could have been late 20's but rest of it...
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    Sticky: Well finally got all the sheetrock in the shop...

    Well finally got all the sheetrock in the shop hung last night late. The finisher will be on the scene tomorrow and then painting, flooring, doors, stair treads and hand railings.

    Some tables...
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    Hey Myron and good to see some one posting here. ...

    Hey Myron and good to see some one posting here. I have a ton of hats to upload soon and maybe that will kick off some new discussions.

    I just interviewed a young couple from deep in NC this...
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    Melinda, we are proud to have you aboard. This...

    Melinda, we are proud to have you aboard. This board about died due to the coder that upgraded us a couple years back just finished the upgrade a couple days ago and still there is more to do and we...
  34. I am not sure everyone can tell the difference in...

    I am not sure everyone can tell the difference in wool felt and Sterling Beaver but I can tell.

    Speaking of wools we think of them as the lowest end of the spectrum when in fact like beaver, they...
  35. I think I can imagine how much it means. Not...

    I think I can imagine how much it means. Not sure anyone wishes to express it in dollars and cents but who is counting?
  36. I am positive you could make up penetrating...

    I am positive you could make up penetrating stiffener but the cost to do so from raw shellack to finished product would be in the 1000's of dollars due to the minimums you have to purchase and then...
  37. Glad to try to help here. Stiffener can...

    Glad to try to help here.

    Stiffener can greatly influence the pouncing process. Especially in hevily stiffened felts or poorly penetrated stiffened felts or not tinted stiffener in dark hats. ...
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    You certainly seem to have had a mixed bag of hat...

    You certainly seem to have had a mixed bag of hat experiences. I hope your future experiences will be all the more favorable.
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    The Gallery is about working now.

    I have spent considerable time in the hat gallery. We now have icons for all the galleries and sub galleries up. The other tools are all working except the Virtual Model that needs a minor amount...
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    Sticky: Kenn, I am 9 miles out of Clintwood VA.

    Kenn, I am 9 miles out of Clintwood VA.
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    Thank you William. We can use the good fortune...

    Thank you William. We can use the good fortune the universe has in store for us and I hope we use it wisely.

    If we are to believe the Mayans, it will be our last year I suspect.

    I am all...
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    Thank you Myron. My main computer is down for a...

    Thank you Myron. My main computer is down for a few more days but I will be back on soonest. I am on a very temp connection for now.
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    Sticky: We are about done hanging the sheet rock now. ...

    We are about done hanging the sheet rock now. Spent most of the last day straightening and strengthening the main back wall of the shop that was cut to shreds to get all the utilities behind it. We...
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    Sticky: Okayyyyyyyyyyy!!! we sprayed out 400 BD feet of...

    Okayyyyyyyyyyy!!! we sprayed out 400 BD feet of two part foam and are OFICIALLY ready to hang sheetrock now in the morning. I am grateful for tall people like Tommie Turner And Ray Watkins when...
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    Sticky: You know I do not delude myself into thinking...

    You know I do not delude myself into thinking that we are a week or so from producing a commercial line of affordable hats for the wholesale industry but I have tried for 10 years to get the...
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    Sticky: Spent the day insulating the steam lines and...

    Spent the day insulating the steam lines and scraping off the old sheet rock glue. Shored up a couple heating duct vents. Buttoned up several small things and done a general clean up.

    Did not...
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    Sticky: I was so proud to finish the plumbing for the...

    I was so proud to finish the plumbing for the last sink in the shop today. It was incredibly complex and there is hardly any room left now it is so full of utilities but we got her dun! Sheet rock...
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    Sticky: Well you know I have been working to make...

    Well you know I have been working to make functional the hat shop and kinda like the Ostrich I burried my head in the sand on this one really labor and mentally intense plumbing problem and today...
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    Sticky: Well after several days off from working on the...

    Well after several days off from working on the shop due to the need to cut and split firewood we returned to the shop today. We got the last of the air and steam lines ran on all but the main back...
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    Jeffro, this is the lady we commissioned to redo...

    Jeffro, this is the lady we commissioned to redo the book for us and then ask her to continue to sell it on her own:

    http://www.ivarose.com/inc/sdetail/7702/4901

    The others you find out there...
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    Jeffro, the 1920 Scientific hat making and...

    Jeffro, the 1920 Scientific hat making and renovation book that we had reproduced and now several others are publishing is the book most hatters consider a valid source for them.

    I just sent my...
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    Happy day to you as well, Doug. Man in NZ...

    Happy day to you as well, Doug. Man in NZ wanting an old gas heated stamper/blocker. Do not recall if you bought some or know where they may be. He is wanting to start back up after selling out a...
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    I'm just another hat fanatic. I, at this point,...

    I'm just another hat fanatic. I, at this point, am interested in learning more about the hat-making process. This site looks like a good resource. How I found your site was by googling "hat...
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    Welcome Jeffro. I have copied your post to...

    Welcome Jeffro.

    I have copied your post to the Brass Hook section and will answer it there shortly.
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    Sticky: I was shocked and be-muzzled to work so much...

    I was shocked and be-muzzled to work so much today and not get further than we did. We all but got the last 3-4 feet of drain in and ran of of a couple ells and the last 3-4 feet of pipe as well.
    ...
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    Sticky: I must say the right tools for the right job do...

    I must say the right tools for the right job do make all the difference. That concrete busted right out nearly flawlessly and what did not got the lil Bosch 15-20 pound hammer drill taken to it. ...
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    Sticky: I sawed up two strips of concrete yesterday to...

    I sawed up two strips of concrete yesterday to try to ready to install a couple drains. Hope to bust that concrete out today. May get the pattern for the drains in as well. Several changes to the...
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    Hats in production

    We are working on hats on Sterling Beaver Circle again today. Fancy hats for several customers. I have been printing custom silk tips for the custom hand made silk liners all morning.

    We are...
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    Sticky: I may check over at the small air field in wise...

    I may check over at the small air field in wise for some jet fuel. I know some kids at Pound used to run it in a racing 4 wheeler due to higher octane.

    I melt at least 1-2 fuel lines every...
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    Sticky: Myron, had I just wanted to sell my equipment for...

    Myron, had I just wanted to sell my equipment for profit, I could have done so eons ago. I will have to find it a proper home where I know it will churn out hats as it was made to do. I find...
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    Sticky: Myron, I do wish you luck for sure. I tell you...

    Myron, I do wish you luck for sure. I tell you I have to part with some things myself that I just wanted to keep around to decorate with it not use but I have ended up with the best of the best...
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    Sticky: It seems I pronostacated more than we could get...

    It seems I pronostacated more than we could get done again today. We put all the 100's of fittings together all morning and then went to the single drain that was supposed to be as easy as...
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    Well this bug sux but none of the permalinks nor...

    Well this bug sux but none of the permalinks nor the thumbs are showing up in the post. :oops:
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    Testing

    Testing New comment from gallery section to see if this populates permalinks and thumbs.
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    This is one of the hats that got deleted in some...

    This is one of the hats that got deleted in some forum glitch in the old forum. I will upload the full photo series again soon.
    A

    Actually I see all the images have returned but the thumbs and...
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    Sticky: I am sad that a Dr appointment and lack of helper...

    I am sad that a Dr appointment and lack of helper will preclude me from working on the shop today.

    You know making a professional looking set up for things like air and steam that is visually...
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    Sticky: Did not do much today. Did trade for my third...

    Did not do much today. Did trade for my third propane torch today. Seems the cheap ones are not much.

    Did get a 4 way manifold for the air so to send it to the final 3 walls.

    Got a lot of...
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    Sticky: /C

    We got Steam, Air and Drain stubbed out on another wall today.

    Went to get parts and they did not have all the correct ones I learn when I get back.

    Will work with my son on the shop tomorrow...
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    Sticky: Myron, I just have to have some place to talk...

    Myron, I just have to have some place to talk about all this or I would get so excited I would burst.

    I wish to get the old forum talking again as well now the two years of upgrading is over and...
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    Sticky: I think I need a few skin graphs on my hands now...

    I think I need a few skin graphs on my hands now but I have steam plumbed out on ever wall as well as air. A few minor connections to go still and also the final hook ups at the walls themselves to...
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    Sticky: I was well pleased today we actually got stubbed...

    I was well pleased today we actually got stubbed out on the wall from hell.

    I now have air, water, drains, and steam on the worst of the walls I wished it on. We needed 1.5 feet of space and had...
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    Dorian "A" Machines

    I have a dear friend that needs two Dorian "A" pouncers. Does not wish any other brand or model of Dorian. He would also wish for parts machines from any model Dorain with interchangeable parts to...
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    Sticky: Seems the saga continues. I went to...

    Seems the saga continues.

    I went to finalizing the wiring on the shop and realized the rest of it in basic was not far off. I decided to pick up and add air and steam all around and then...
  74. Thread: Greetings

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    Sticky: Make that 6 holes and five of them filled with...

    Make that 6 holes and five of them filled with orifices by now. Still got to hook the air up tomorrow now I got some more fittings and want to break one more branch drain off the steam drain line...
  75. Thread: Greetings

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    Sticky: Today I spent all the day long making five holes....

    Today I spent all the day long making five holes. Got paid back for the several easy days past when all when very well.

    Cannot hardly believe that wall was so full of wires that it could not...
  76. Thread: Greetings

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    Sticky: A new day and another dollar. Spent and not...

    A new day and another dollar. Spent and not earned I reckon but the shop continues.

    I have stopped at the lumber company and got my branch lines for my steam and air and drains this day. Got...
  77. Thread: Greetings

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    Sticky: Myron, I am more upbeat and my life has seen some...

    Myron, I am more upbeat and my life has seen some drastic changes over the past couple years as I learn some moderation.

    I learned a lot from my brother now dead that I rarely agreed with on...
  78. Thread: Greetings

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    Sticky: Greetings

    I wish I knew where to start and I would. I tell you its been a journey.

    We are all well here in the Osborne Gap community and at Gladhatter and Sterling Beaver Hat Company.

    I have had...
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    Maw Dog indeed!

    Stan, I have likely been on about as much as you on this hat forum. We are one step and a couple days from now from finishing the upgrade that started a year or so back or all but the cosmetic...
  80. Have not developed the new for sale yet, Doug. ...

    Have not developed the new for sale yet, Doug. Do have some sheets of the old and will find and post to you some time. Lost right now but I think I may can find it if I can get to the cabinet it is...
  81. I will add as well that it feels good to see...

    I will add as well that it feels good to see posting on the forum again. We all but got it finished except some cosmetics a couple weeks ago but I have not had any time to post or test it due to...
  82. Doug, I found a small supply of antique pouncing...

    Doug, I found a small supply of antique pouncing paper but it while still brand new 80 years old, is not near the quality of the pouncing paper we had developed to micron tolerances.
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    Myron, I have never met a man more ready to go...

    Myron, I have never met a man more ready to go than he was. It was some kind of experience but I miss him badly. He was a one of a kind for sure.
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    Thank you William and all that are participating...

    Thank you William and all that are participating in the forum. I have not been due to many reasons. One is that it is not done with the upgrade that was supposed to finish a year or more ago.

    I...
  85. Thread: steamer

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    Depends on how many hats you are making and where...

    Depends on how many hats you are making and where you are blocking or styling. Blocking needs more steam than anyone including most experienced hatters can imagine and styling needs far less than...
  86. I love 3 D!

    I love 3 D!
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    Di, I have to say that while I do not longer...

    Di, I have to say that while I do not longer assign person or gender to God, that is the one voice, I am open to listen to daily and the one thing I seek to know about all things and follow and trust...
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    Di, I think you will find if you do not already...

    Di, I think you will find if you do not already know that Greg is a most accommodating man. The one person in business that I know of anywhere that is honest to a fault. Cannot say enough good...
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    Do tell and wonders never cease! Goes to show...

    Do tell and wonders never cease! Goes to show just how little I know.

    Last time I was down that way some many years back they were just installing a new carding roller as a mutual friend down...
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    Di, I think the bow would make Kenny Bakers...

    Di, I think the bow would make Kenny Bakers infamous long bow look like a miniature.

    I am sure if you PM our member Topper and get to know him, he could likely show you some examples. He is the...
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    Di, I am embarrassed to know how I have let the...

    Di, I am embarrassed to know how I have let the forum slip but we continue to work on it when time and funding permits. Our primary coder is on a long sabbatical but is in for a few days and working...
  92. Thread: Hat Blocks

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    Kerribeth, I believe Fred is honest as he knows...

    Kerribeth, I believe Fred is honest as he knows how to be and will send you what you pay for but you have to understand he is not a professional block maker and you are going to get an amateur's...
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    I only know how to enjoy music but I have found...

    I only know how to enjoy music but I have found professional studio recorded music does have advantages.
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    I was happy Luther was around to attend to this. ...

    I was happy Luther was around to attend to this. I was busy burying a brother.

    August seems to be the month for me.

    We had 3 slots we could squeeze in for new clients this year and seems...
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    MB please post your conformer in the stingy brim...

    MB please post your conformer in the stingy brim if you wish to offer it for sell. I forgot that I still have one here as well but will post it in the stingy brim some day.

    Do not care for the...
  96. Thread: Intro

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    Victor, spun Rayon begins as filament and then is...

    Victor, spun Rayon begins as filament and then is chopped up and this give it a texture along the yard and it is used in material that has a welf and a warp as ribbon does. If you look at hat band...
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    You are correct sir. Midori makes some junk...

    You are correct sir. Midori makes some junk ribbon there but only the good yarn is made in Japan.

    This myth about cotton making a better ribbon blend is a myth. You need spun and filament...
  98. Thread: Intro

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    We are currently working with another new member...

    We are currently working with another new member here that is becoming a custom hatter in Japan.

    The best rayon in the world currently available for hat band grosgrain ribbon is made in Japan...
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    DT, it is a pleasure to have you aboard. The...

    DT, it is a pleasure to have you aboard. The forum is at an all time low due to a huge rebuild that is on temporary hold due to the many upgrades they are making in the code.

    If I or we can do...
  100. I am trying to instill a similar appeal into my...

    I am trying to instill a similar appeal into my pouncing baby boy, William.

    We have no TV in this home and no video games on or off the computer here.

    We are big on imagination and while I...
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