we have ways of making those buttons cork....

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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Old Man River » Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 pm

I Llke that, the only problem as far as any I should make would be that I am a bit " hard " on my gear sometimes, and I could genuinley see the cork getting bashed about and probably falling to bits over time.. nevertheless, a great idea and one that I shall shamelessly be copying .


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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 pm

Another great idea of yours Steve. Champagne cork should last for years too, it's very hard wearing compared to standard cork..

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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Harry H » Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 pm

Nicely done Chavender I did a same thing last year but used leather and polished it with clear wax. As leather takes stain really well you could potentially have any colour you like.Image
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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Chavender » Wed May 15, 2019 7:54 pm

lovely finish
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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Chavender » Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm

Old Man River wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 pm
I Llke that, the only problem as far as any I should make would be that I am a bit " hard " on my gear sometimes, and I could genuinley see the cork getting bashed about and probably falling to bits over time.. nevertheless, a great idea and one that I shall shamelessly be copying .
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best thing about it ,if the cork gets damaged the centre piece will still remain ,simply refurbish it with another cork .its replaceable
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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Old Man River » Wed May 15, 2019 8:23 pm

Chavender wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Old Man River wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 2:05 pm
I Llke that, the only problem as far as any I should make would be that I am a bit " hard " on my gear sometimes, and I could genuinley see the cork getting bashed about and probably falling to bits over time.. nevertheless, a great idea and one that I shall shamelessly be copying .
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best thing about it ,if the cork gets damaged the centre piece will still remain ,simply refurbish it with another cork .its replaceable
Very true Chavender, but if she reads this, it will be SWMBO who does the damaging, just for an excuse to nip down the "offie" and buy a couple of bottles of bubbly ( just in case ) :cheers:

I do like those cork buttons though, very "classy"

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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Chavender » Wed May 15, 2019 11:46 pm

:Chuckle:
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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Liphook » Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 am

Harry H I like the leather lamination! What was your preferred glue?

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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Harry H » Thu May 16, 2019 12:41 pm

Liphook wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 am
Harry H I like the leather lamination! What was your preferred glue?
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It was a neoprene contact adhesive similar to bostick.
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Re: we have ways of making those buttons cork....

Post by Liphook » Fri May 17, 2019 3:55 am

Thank you

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