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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2018, 02:54:38 am »
Korean BBQ, I think H has his own table here...

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2018, 11:29:12 am »
S "The licence plate is 4455, the number of the Kojima Yakuza Branch"

Sounds like they're not far away from a decent clothes branch to snag some nice pieces ;).
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2018, 03:05:31 am »
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2018, 03:27:21 am »
Great thread and great photos. Thanks @Giles and @Alex
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2018, 03:35:36 am »
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2018, 04:08:20 am »
Great pics. Love the food shots


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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2018, 07:23:45 am »
Those factory shots are great! Thanks.

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2018, 07:25:08 am »
Love these pics and a great Father and Son photo.
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2018, 07:46:01 am »
Love these pics and a great Father and Son photo.
They must get along well, they're Brits and damn near smiling!  ;) At the same time!
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2018, 07:49:15 am »
I think someone had just said "you know what, that Steelworker aint so bad after all"   :) :) :)
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2018, 08:07:27 am »
It is a common misperception that jeans are starched post construction.  The denim warp is made stiff and slippery with the application of a sizing agent (typically starch) before the weaving process.  This gives the warp less friction, so the weaving process is more efficient and warp breakages (which cost a load in loom down-time) are reduced...

Warps being beamed


Beams of warp entering the sizing machine


A warm bubbly bath of sizing agent


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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2018, 08:37:38 am »
Those factory shots are great! Thanks.
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2018, 08:59:49 am »
Obviously before the warps get sized, they need to be prepared and dyed...

Beams of warp in position.  Each yarn in a beam is 2,000M long and there are dozens and dozens of warps on each beam
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2018, 09:32:18 am »
Great photo tour of the process... Love it ! Domo... Thanks !
This reminds me of having been in Billund for an Inside Tour of the LEGO manufacturing plant...



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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2018, 10:20:28 am »
I love these behind the scenes images. This is where the magic happens.