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  1. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 1, 2022

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    Now that you’re retired, it’s just high heels and leather all day long. I’m glad you felt comfortable enough to share that with us. :D

    I hope this is a start to a very happy chapter for you.
     
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  2. JwRosenthal Feb 2, 2022

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    Christian Louboitan’s tend to be a little snug around the vamp for me. Perhaps something with a rounded steel toe and a 2” Cuban heel? I think that would look nice with something strappy and off the shoulder.
     
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  3. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Feb 2, 2022

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    Very cool. :thumbsup:
    and PS wow Steve, I’m catching up to a lot of action here.
    All tgosr leather accomplishments are amazing, congrats on having more time to do stuff you enjoy so much :)
     
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  4. LesXL Feb 2, 2022

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    The blue ostrich strap would probably look at bit like my electric blue ostrich strap...great colour!
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  5. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Feb 2, 2022

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    Looks like you cobbled together a pretty good repair...
     
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  6. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 8, 2022

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    Cutting belts off a double shoulder. Before and after. Belts done. Now for another watch roll. The next roll goes to a Canadian Watch Collector. DDF9EB16-C69C-4EFE-9DA2-D848473FE396.jpeg 9B4BF7F2-4EDA-4AF7-8C6B-906793067EEF.jpeg
     
  7. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 8, 2022

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    @Syrte @DaveK @JwRosenthal

    Should we change this to “adventures in expensive briefcase making?”

    I think not. Nice case but wow! Lotta money! 43F865E2-D343-4491-8A09-3EF463BFF2DA.png 2D52F692-FC5D-495C-95E6-B1BC0BEDC1FD.png 1F25A927-15FA-4B98-8393-F13097AA6814.png
     
  8. JwRosenthal Feb 8, 2022

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  9. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 8, 2022

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  10. JwRosenthal Feb 8, 2022

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    Yeah, this is another one of those completely tone-deaf offerings from
    Dinky…but are we surprised?
     
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  11. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Feb 8, 2022

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  12. aggie Feb 8, 2022

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    Those fancy Louboutin "escarpins" worth the work, aren't they? Haha!;)
     
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  13. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 8, 2022

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    You laughed at my braille watch that I made a pilot's strap for, but Dinky's tone-deaf alarm clock was an even more refined level of irony :)

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  14. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 9, 2022

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    I am making two more watch rolls like the last one that I made. One for a Canadian Collector. I am making one with natural leather and one just like the previous one. I am giving the natural leather a wood grain look. A bit of time on the burnishing wheel is all it takes. 23DB8DA6-5242-415C-8388-D0C85BA233F3.jpeg ADD59026-3B29-450C-AED7-541ACEFBB7FF.jpeg 10C47123-4823-4F03-B009-92B636725E45.jpeg 4A127504-2AF4-47D6-9C4A-127827954056.jpeg CB29305A-1357-4CC9-B593-639EAF986D64.jpeg 680ADBCB-514B-4CEB-8548-A43AA2F0688B.jpeg
     
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  15. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 9, 2022

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    Good lord, that's a lot of pieces on the go :eek: it will be rewarding to see it all come together. I love that moment, but it's also the point that I tend to rush things at.

    The woodgrain looks dope, I've never seen it before :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 9, 2022

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    Yes. I am taking the rest of the day off! 855693F6-9343-46AE-BCD2-11D7F6E9603F.jpeg 1EF6A409-823E-4874-A288-A0985BE8C804.jpeg 540836FD-7842-4AAE-99C0-1DD667C5C772.jpeg
     
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  17. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 9, 2022

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    Keep away from the FS section once you break out the contact cement :D
     
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  18. JwRosenthal Feb 9, 2022

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    Thought I would share this here- courtesy of @DaveK for an upcoming milestone birthday (thanks for rubbing it in, man!) I was literally moved to tears when I opened the package.
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    And of course, with Snorkel’s
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  19. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 9, 2022

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    My goal was to make you feel bad about your birthday, but it looks like you’re determined to enjoy the occasion anyway :D
     
  20. JwRosenthal Feb 10, 2022

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    Can I take your watch pouch in the pool? Is it waterproof to 50m?
     
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