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Bowclamp Modern technology used to realize an age-old idea: a perfect bow shaped arc. The Bowclamp's patented design - made possible only with the help of computerized, numerically-controlled cutting technology (CNC) - allows for equal clamping pressure along the entire length of the glue line... with only one clamp at each end!

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Old 04-25-2013, 01:33 PM
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Hell in a hand-basket people....

Never did I think that procuring materials would be a problem. My product is as simple as it gets... Wood, and a piece of leather to hang it from a nail.

How hard is that right? I buy my leather from these people. As far as I can tell they're the only game in town. Been doing business for 7 years now???

Suddenly they tell me the price has tripled.... (yes tripled )

And it's a 8 week lead time. Special order only...

Unless I buy them in blister packs (boot lace) which are imported from overseas... Problem is the quality. I don't think this stuff will support a Bowclamp hanging from a nail.

My apologies to all.

Have all the American cows suddenly dropped dead? This can't be good...
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:59 PM
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We have plenty of cows roaming around here on the high plains. I'm guessing the cost of doing business has suddenly increased. Tannerys use chemicals to prepare the leather and probably have more than 50 employees.
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In talking with Chris Gochnour about his plane rack, he uses regular shoestrings. Leather can and does rot in certain instances. Something to consider........
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:26 PM
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Perhaps my problem is they stopped dropping dead...

Our problem I mean.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:07 PM
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In talking with Chris Gochnour about his plane rack, he uses regular shoestrings. Leather can and does rot in certain instances. Something to consider........
Mike, is Chris a friend of yours? If so I have a personal favor to ask....

I owe him an apology for unwittingly throwing him under the Bowclamp bus.

Now I'm angry

I'd love to have an actual conversation with the man. I meant no disrespect. My ire was more directed at FWW. I'm sure I did myself no favors.
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Craig,

I don't know him that well, but he's a really nice guy. I stopped by once to tour his shop and look at some cabinets he'd built. We kept in touch via phone a few times. I've got contact info if you'd like to reach him. PM me if you'd like it.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:56 PM
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"I'm sure I did myself no favors."

And that, folks, concludes this brief summary of the talents we all share.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:24 PM
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Maybe the cows are being used for other purposes?
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:40 PM
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"I'm sure I did myself no favors."

And that, folks, concludes this brief summary of the talents we all share.
I'm lucky to be good at many things... but it seems that this is where I truly excel.

Thanks Mike... will do.

Audie... sorry... Ox something?? Google translate even draws a blank. Sounds Latin... they say Italian.
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