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    Oct 2, 2014, 4:39 AM - Showoff - Toespikes! #1

    These spikes have taken a long time to come together but they're finally done and I am well pleased. Collecting the parts must have taken considerably over a year and there was a lengthy hiatus createdby the sudden desire to restore a forty year old Michell turntable. However my only real part in this was to hunt for the parts. The actual work and the plaudits belong solely to Sidewinder...

    I contacted SAS a few months back completely out of the blue to ask whether he'd be able to make this happen and have to say he was about as obliging as anyone could be. After a few brief PM discussions I sent my boots and found parts off to him and he started work. There were plenty of updates and ongoing discussion and following from that we decided that the original MOW boots I supplied just weren't going to cut it. Sidewinder was gracious enough to wait for me to order a new pair and send them on to him and he then completed the project. I got them back this morning. Getting these done has excited me more than many parts of this lengthy ongoing project that many might find more significant. Apologies for the rushed photog work but I really wanted to share these as soon as possible.


    There are some pretty decent 3D prints out there out the moment but for me the only option is the Genuine Sidewinder Vintage Michell Toe Spike! Accept no substitutes.

    Live the dream.

    Andy







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    Oct 2, 2014, 7:43 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #2

    Awesome !!!
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    Oct 2, 2014, 9:25 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #3

    Awesome..... I recently did the same.........
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    Oct 2, 2014, 10:39 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #4

    Nice one Rob, did you do your own or did Sidewinder do yours too?

    Andy
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    Oct 2, 2014, 12:48 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #5

    I did my own..... talk about nerve racking to cut those pieces........
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    Oct 2, 2014, 5:01 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #6

    I bet but I wouldn't know as SAS did all the work for mine. How long did it take you to get the parts?
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    Oct 2, 2014, 6:15 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #7

    Love it, man!
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    Oct 2, 2014, 6:22 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #8

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    "You taught me everything there is to know about exterior illumination!"

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    Oct 2, 2014, 9:59 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #9

    I'm being mugged off here right? But i'm still chuffed!
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    Oct 2, 2014, 10:02 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #10

    Love em! Makes me want to upgrade my boots.
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    Oct 2, 2014, 11:10 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #11

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    I'm being mugged off here right? But i'm still chuffed!
    Hah! No man. Not at all. Awesome work. Just a fan of that Christmas movie

    By the way...I had to research what mugged off and chuffed meant. Gotta love the English language
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    Oct 3, 2014, 7:29 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #12

    I like it. I like it a lot. Now get 'em nice and dirty.
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    Oct 3, 2014, 8:13 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #13

    Excellent dude..... :-)
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    Oct 3, 2014, 9:31 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #14

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    I bet but I wouldn't know as SAS did all the work for mine. How long did it take you to get the parts?
    I think for the Sweep Arms, it took about 3-4 months. I'll post up some pics if you like.......
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    Oct 3, 2014, 9:33 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #15

    Quote Major said: View Post
    I'll post up some pics if you like.......

    Please do.
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    Oct 7, 2014, 9:57 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #16

    Here's how mine turned out.....





    I'll be doing some better pics of all my gear soon.....
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    Oct 7, 2014, 2:59 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #17

    Turned out pretty great if you ask me. I think I'd be very grateful if you could post some info and advice on your weathering process if you haven't already in which case can you point the way to your thread. Nice. Very, very nice.
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    Oct 12, 2014, 9:57 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #18

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    Turned out pretty great if you ask me. I think I'd be very grateful if you could post some info and advice on your weathering process if you haven't already in which case can you point the way to your thread. Nice. Very, very nice.
    i second that.


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  19. Oct 13, 2014, 8:55 PM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #19

    Awesome on both of ya Andy and Rob...they look fantastic. Maybe one day i'll get the real parts, for now, my Mojo ones are just fine
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    Oct 14, 2014, 8:29 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #20

    Actually those MJ are fine and I reckon i might have been pretty happy with a set but they simply weren't and aren't available so although this was a more time consuming and expensive option it was really the only decent option available; the 3d print models are okay but weren't quite what I was looking for.
  21. Oct 14, 2014, 9:03 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #21

    Mojo has them up on e-bay now, and although they are great, im one of the nuts that wants to have all the real deal stuff i can find lol. Eventually i will do what you guys have done. It is lower on the list of found items i want though because, like you said, the MJ ones are fine

    Again great work guys!
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    Oct 14, 2014, 10:33 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #22

    Hmmm, I can't see them. In any event they certainly weren't when I first started looking at this donkey's years ago and I certainly would have given them real consideration if they had have been although I am now very happy with how it turned out.
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    Oct 15, 2014, 8:57 AM - Re: Showoff - Toespikes! #23

    Thanks for the kind words......


    As far as weathering, it's a combination of light sanding, powder paints, and black washes........... then seal it with clear coat......

    I just got back from the Albquerque Balloon Fiesta, and they held up beautifully.....

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