Project Gloves: Show us your work, BEFORE & AFTER

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  1. BigRB

    BigRB Gimpy Shouldered Glove Ho/ pitcher

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    wow, thats a great job on the A2000, man!
     
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    ~ I love this thread seeing how folks have been able to restore old leather!

    hey das028 - very nice job! I have exact same glove, but mine came from GoodWill. Was considering giving it a go at restoring, and seeing yours, I'm convince I really need to now.

    What is "Install thumb and pinky inserts from 1/8 in HDPE"??
     
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    ogWarlock78 Addicted to Softballfans

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    Dan240 - "Tried to bring back some of the color but I think I made it too dark."
    WOW, what a change! I think it's beautiful!
     
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  4. das028

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    Thanks!

    HDPE = high density polyethylene
    The type of plastic I used. All i did was trace the original thumb insert. Then cut 2 inserts using a jigsaw. Drilled holes that they needed, and laced them in. Pm me if you have any specific questions. Good luck!
     
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    NYC Always remember to have fun.

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    From those that hate them say that the top of the trap doesn't secure snowcones, which is why I always lace the top of the trap web very tight and then go looser the further down the trap I go. I go for this kind of shape...

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  7. fredderf

    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    I lace mine out a bit in the base of the trap web (deepens as it breaks in) and I taper the top in (makes the top very controllable—IMO).

    And cuz Grif did it

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  8. defos

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    When I tried to stiffen my trap, I found the key is not tightening the laces that zigzag to form the trap, it's tightening the spiral laces that hold the zigzag laces to the thumb, index finger, and the 6th finger of the web. (Forgive me for using such technical terminology.)
     
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  9. fredderf

    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    I'm assuming like this?
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  10. defos

    defos Active Member

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    I meant the laces marked with blue here.


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  11. defos

    defos Active Member

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    A little explanation is in order. The top of the "6th finger" of the web of my PROS27 (not pictured) seemed a little weak and soft, wanting to bend in. I thought tightening the laces of the web would stiffen it, but I can't seem to follow them to the bottom of the web where they tie off to know which laces to pull tighter. Then I noticed the laces marked in blue that wrap around the web laces as they criss-cross the gap were a little loose, so I pulled them tight. Can't explain why, but it accomplished my goal of stiffening and straightening the top of the web.
     
  12. fredderf

    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    A few more to add the list....seriously, I have about 6 to release....hoping this weekend a few will get done
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    Rawlings PRO-B

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  13. fredderf

    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    Rawlings PRO-2HFBL
    (surprise, I didn't do a trapeze!)

    PROCESS:
    Cut out laces.
    Cleaned with Lexol ORANGE and a sponge.
    Conditioned with Saddle Soap
    Web Swap to Dual Hinge (vertical Hinge)
    Relace with Tanners Lace (Royal Blue)



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  14. Committed

    Committed Well-Known Member

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    Great, now I have to get a blue Rawlings.;)

    Nice work, Bud!
     
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    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    Rawlings PRO-BFOT
    (surprise, I didn't do a trapeze on this glove either)


    PROCESS:
    Cut out laces.
    Cleaned with Lexol ORANGE and a sponge.
    Conditioned with Saddle Soap
    Conditioned with Neatsfoot Oil & Lexol Brown (mixed)
    Web Swap to Solid 1-piece, SPIN STOPPER)
    Dyed the Spin Stopper Web (Light Tan, to remove the reddish tint)
    Relace with Tenn. Tanners Lace

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  16. ANNASDAD

    ANNASDAD The Veteran

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    Fred, you do excellent work sir, always love your pics!
     
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    fredderf MiZUNo & HORWeeN LoVER

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    Thank you Sir

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    The blue on the PRO-2HFBL has aged nicely. Most of the blue gloves I've seen have either turned a grayish blue or real
     

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