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Old 07-10-2010, 10:50 PM
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Not sure if this is the right area to post this. I'm looking for a braiding machine that made something like a shoe lace, to go with my rope making equipment. Anyone with any info let me know.........Thanks

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:55 PM
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Hi Jeff,
I have several antique braiding machines. They made two kinds, one braids round & the other one is flat. I do have flat braiders that I could sell. If you are interested e-mail me @ ken.sue@comcast.net.
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Would you have a video of it running? Would appreciate if you have.Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:37 AM
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Not to Hi-jack this thread...but I can't resist a bit of trivia.
Does anyone (else) know what they call the little piece of
plastic at the end of a shoe-lace???
You know the bit that lets you push the lace through the "eyelet" !!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:28 AM
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I think it is a aglet. Google aglet song and watch the youtube video, my son watches that cartoon, it is pretty good.
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Right on the spot. Something a lot of us use or see every day but din't know (care?) that it has a name. Thanks
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We used to have a guy that brought three of those braiding machines to Freeport IL every year, but I don't know if they still come or not.

When I was just pulling boards on the sawmill I barely had a chance to see anything else that was there, then taking over running and maintaining the mill 10 years ago, kind of put an end to my being able to see any of the rest of the show other than to wander around later in the evening when 1/2 of it's covered up for the night.

Those braiding machines were facinating to watch though when I had the chance.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:19 PM
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Here's a sock knitter in action. I bought one of these at a yard sale, but it needs a whole lot of setup attention!



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yes those sock knitters are cool to watch, surprizingly easy to use. The going price for most of them seems to be $1000 up, so i'll just try and get me a braider hopefully and set it up by my rope equipment. Well maybe i'll get the braider as i dont know what one of those costs currently. Of cousre I guess this means i would finally have to buy a hit/miss engine to run it with, and since i dont have any or know how to operate one this could be a problem. I do have several very old Garden tractors with belt pulleys so maybe i could adapt something on the 2" belt scale.

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We have a shoelace machine Butt is the brand. Here is a Video of it We need a a instruction book to rethread it. Any help would be greatly app.

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Hi Jeff,
I have several antique braiding machines. They made two kinds, one braids round & the other one is flat. I do have flat braiders that I could sell. If you are interested e-mail me @ ken.sue@comcast.net.
Sue March
There were one of each (flat and round) running at LeSueur this past weekend (at the minitureland building) I watched them work for about 15 minutes, but didn't even think to shoot a video.

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We found 3 machines out in eastern PA last fall. Two of them i've gotten running fairly well , but the third one is about worn out and will need a lot of parts. All three are Butts, one is 16, one is 17 and the other is 20 or 24 carriers. I have looked for a long time and there dont seems to be much info out there on them nor any type of a manual. Threading them isnt really that difficult, mostly you just have to have a lot of hands and clothes pins to keep the threads in tension until you can get them all loaded up and be able to turn the crank and get the braiding started. After that they pretty much run themselves. I see if i can load the utube vid we made this spring in the house before the shows. Its kind of dark but you can see what going on.

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