The Craftsman at Work...

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The Craftsman at Work...

Post by daveuprite » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:54 pm

Look and learn chaps...

First, take one pair of battered and bruised AlpineStars Tech 3 boots:

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Then take a tube of shoe glue and some tape, plus decades of craftsmanship and artisan skills passed down the generations:

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Obviously with my experience and know-how this took 4 minutes - it would take a normal person much longer.

Et voila... just like new. A pair of GafferpineStars. All ready for a winter in the Limousin mud.

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by halfpint » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:19 pm

I see you have wrapped the tape ,clockwise for the left boot and anti clockwise for the right ,. is this to aid performance when turning !!!

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by daveuprite » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:31 pm

halfpint wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:19 pm
I see you have wrapped the tape ,clockwise for the left boot and anti clockwise for the right ,. is this to aid performance when turning !!!
I'm impressed 1/2Pint. I really didn't think that anyone would notice my subtle attentions to detail. Of course I wrapped the left boot in the northern hemisphere and the right one in the southern hemisphere, for a better finish. It's detailing like this that most people overlook.

Disappointingly, I've actually heard some call my work a load of old cobblers...

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by hotbulb » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:51 pm

Do you accept work from overseas? .... I've at least one pair of boots that would benefit from your skilled ministrations!

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by Nico-D » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:08 pm

Yeah, I'd heard the modern Alpinestars were shite....what cowboy sold you those Dave ? :lol:

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by daveuprite » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:55 pm

Nico-D wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Yeah, I'd heard the modern Alpinestars were shite....what cowboy sold you those Dave ? :lol:
Mmmm...

Think it may have been Buffalo Brian the Kid.

Well they lasted 3 years of serial abuse, but probably should have gone longer really.

But watch this space - I may have just struck a cracking ebay deal for some more boots.

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by chunky butt » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Ah, my two best friends...Mr eBay, and Mr PayPal to the rescue dave.....wonder if you would take on a pair of forma boots, that could do with a very similar rebuild :lol:

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by zimtim » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:14 pm

If you had used Black gaffer tape, you would of achieved an almost invisible repair.

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by Nico-D » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:39 pm

daveuprite wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Nico-D wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Yeah, I'd heard the modern Alpinestars were shite....what cowboy sold you those Dave ? :lol:

But watch this space - I may have just struck a cracking ebay deal for some more boots.

Ah, these I presume....https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PINK-FLAMING ... Swi8dbYgBs

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Re: The Craftsman at Work...

Post by daveuprite » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:46 pm

How did you know Nick?

But I worry that the side armour is lacking protection.

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