May 31, 2007, 2:02 PM - Re: Cumberbund
where did you get your boot hooks from ZamIam?
May 31, 2007, 8:31 PM - Re: Cumberbund
Very cool! Thanks for the link JDFett! I bought some (from England might I add!) - but now can't find the things... That's what happens when I re-organize!
John - I don't know if I've ever seen that here in the states... kind of like a stabilizer I assume. Iron-on interfacing? Does the needle get gummed up when you sew with it?
May 31, 2007, 9:11 PM - Re: Cumberbund
Yes, yes yes. That's it!! Iron on interfacing. I remember what it's called now. The lady in shop did say and remeber that term going way over my head but she said it would do what I wanted.
No it doesn't get gummed up at all. The glue dries as it cools and sticks to the internal nap of the pig skin really well. I've flown through the belt, second time round. Will post pictures tomorrow. I'm off to bed
May 31, 2007, 9:14 PM - Re: Cumberbund
Oh yeah and the best match I've seen for Zam's boot hooks are called J91, military by YKK. The zip folk
These things look spot on to me
If anyone over in the States finds these, please spare me and Becky a thought
May 31, 2007, 9:39 PM - Re: Cumberbund
i saw those too...but you need a setter for them and thats just added cost for something that isnt really seen when together...the other sew on boot hooks are nice cause they are for one sew on...no setter needed and you wont see the sew on part after its laced...not sure how big they are though
May 31, 2007, 10:12 PM - Re: Cumberbund
I think that I saw those same ones wayyy back when...and, yes, much more accurate. I contemplated getting a box, but instead, I got mine from a local boot place that does custom leather boots. I tried to get them to make the zam shoe but they wouldn't, because it wasn't thier type of boot. Then I asked them about the boot hooks, and she said, "I am sorry I can't help you any more, you lucked out, we just had some from a discontinued run," and stuffed a scrap of leather and some boot hooks in a bag, and said "good luck." She was really really nice. I wished I could've given her more business, but the fact was it wasn't plausible. Cowboy boots wouldn't equal zam boots.
Jun 1, 2007, 2:34 AM - Re: Cumberbund
do the set ins basacally work similar to a snap set without the back piece? I wonder how much force is really needed to set them without a tool...
Jun 1, 2007, 10:12 AM - Re: Cumberbund
ok who wants some?
I spoke to YKK here in the UK today and our military use them for their MODs boots etc
The guy is sending me samples in the post
I'll get several, more than I need, some if they are right, they must be, and someone wants some, please ask
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Jun 1, 2007, 1:14 PM - Re: Cumberbund
why if you have 16 extra...i could use a return favor on the gloves
Jun 1, 2007, 1:45 PM - Re: Cumberbund
Understood dude. Let's see how the pan out when they arrive. They look 100% spot to me anyway
Jun 1, 2007, 2:36 PM - Re: Cumberbund
You've got the right ones John! No question!!! You could go to a shoe repair place (the correct name eludes me at the moment - feeling blonde ) and they should be able to set the hooks for you in the finished cumberbund!
Jun 1, 2007, 3:06 PM - Re: Cumberbund