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lacing needle

PostPosted: July 3rd, 2019, 6:53 pm
by droc
I ordered this lace and needle to repair my catchers glove. It's a nokona CM200 ... UTF8&psc=1

The needle measure .193 inches thick and doesn't fit through the eyelets that hold the lace to close the glove. Am I using the wrong tool? I ended up relacing the outside portion without a needle which was a real pain. It looks too big to go into any of the holes in the webbing as well - which was what I wanted to do next. For sure it won't fit in where 2 laces go through the same hole.

The rawlings needle I bought is also too large. ... UTF8&psc=1

Please point me to what tool I should be using. Thanks

Re: lacing needle

PostPosted: July 4th, 2019, 8:22 am
by vintagebrett
Here’s an old thread that may be useful to you - my dad posted about the taxidermy needle and I’ve been using it for 15 years with no issues

Re: lacing needle

PostPosted: July 4th, 2019, 11:31 am
by ebbets55
This is all I have ever used. You have to cut the rawhide into a point and then thread it onto the end of the needle. Probably picked them up at Tandy 20-25 years ago.


Re: lacing needle

PostPosted: July 4th, 2019, 3:25 pm
by mikesglove
here is a link to the tool Fred/Brett use:
I've used both the threaded needle and pull lacer. My go-to lacer right now is a big paper clip straightened out and crimped around the lace. It seems to solve the problem of lacing small grommets or closely spaced grommets such as found on catchers mitts. One advantage to the paper clip wire is it can be easily shaped. I use the pull lacer and threaded needle only for webs.

Re: lacing needle

PostPosted: July 4th, 2019, 4:00 pm
by droc
Thanks, those are great tips, esp the paper clip as it is on-hand. I ended up doing the web with the threaded needle. It was tight, and I think it probably enlarged the holes a bit more than necessary but it worked. It was just the eyelets that were no-go. This ended up being a nice glove for $30 with a bit of work. I originally followed the pattern in the web as received, but when I looked at information on that model I realized it was done completely wrong and the web was positioned incorrectly so I redid it following the pattern I found on a NOS model on sidelineswap. This was my first attempt at relacing a glove and it came out ok. Would have liked to have a longer than 72" piece to do the outside though. After and Before shots.