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    Recommended a leather sewing machine

    from everything's cool... to out of control MG42
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    Recommended a leather sewing machine

    I use a Highlead GC0318-1 For much of the work I do. It is a fairly inexpensive machine but seems to do the job on light to mid-weight leather well enough. I did end up changing out the motor to a nicer variable speed model though.
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    Hanger Damage

    When I see this kind of damage it is almost invariably caused by wire hangers and/or plastic cheapies. In the winter months I keep my shearlings hanging on wide wood suit type hangers. In the off season they live stored flat in garment bags inside totes.
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    What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

    Here is a couple of shots of the new (to me) D1 I swooped up from Grant. Fit feels good and keeps me pretty warm in 0F temps up here in Alaska.
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    Those of us in Michigan

    I was just enjoying the idea of snowmobiling around the Keweenaw in a B3. In Detroit area a B6 or D1 is probably about all you'd need for most of winter. Like the guys say above B3s are big and bulky... but super warm.
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    Those of us in Michigan

    Michigan like the U.P. or Michigan like Detroit?
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    One for the gun boys

    Here is a fun one from the collection. Colt 1911 produced in 1914 for a contract with the Argentine Navy. It has been re-blued at some point in its life but is a great fun old weapon and a reliable shooter (though it really doesn't get shot much).
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    One for the gun boys

    I love my 1903, though it is far from original. Rock Island 1917 production. Solid rifle that will take down any animal in North America. It belonged to my grandfather and has had several lives and iterations over the years. I have taken more animals with it than any other rifle I own deer...
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    What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

    Toothpick and I out for a Christmas walk at sunset... at 3:16pm. GW B6 Merry Christmas all.
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    You know the one thing I HATE about VLJ? Likes

    I see something I like.... I press the like button. If it makes someone butthurt.... eigh.
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    What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

    How long will you be in Anchorage?
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    Ageing an N1 deck jacket

    I have a Buzz blue N1 and have worn almost daily for a year now. It was very dark to begin with but with wear and sunlight it has developed a great "worn" look. My answer how to age it... wear it all the time and show it some sunlight. Don't artificially age it... let wear do the work.. it...
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    What is the warmest jacket you own? What is your ideal extreme cold weather jacket?

    I sold it a year or so ago. I miss that jacket but I am hoping that I might find another early B3 variant to scratch my itch... It a copy by RMNZ of the 1937 B3 pattern... they are some of the coolest B3s variants. Here are a couple of photos of originals to that contract.
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    What is the warmest jacket you own? What is your ideal extreme cold weather jacket?

    Realistically what I like to wear and what is practical in Alaska can be two different things. I like to wear winter shearlings for daily use. I get a whole lot of wear out of my B3 and B6 jackets to and from work and out and about. But if I am really headed out into the bush I want my...
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    Post Pics of You and Your Bikes

    Maybe you need to take the Victor off my hands... you are FAR more passionate about it than I am....:p
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