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Laura N.




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PostPosted: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Looking for a Targe Maker         Reply with quote

I've sadly been informed that Joe Lindsay has retired. I'm looking for a good targe maker to make my husband and I a targe for our 3rd anniversary present to ourselves. We saw some nice targes at the National Museum of Scotland, one of which we would like as our design for the targe. Does anyone know of a good targe maker?
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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try George Bolton, 130 N. Hudson St., Coldwater, MI 49036-1402,; 517-278-4055. I do not know what he is producing at the moment but he is the only name I have in my files in the US. I did buy a boss and spike from him about 30 years ago that were fine.
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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Targe         Reply with quote

I was able to visit Joe in his workshop years ago and purchased the Culloden Targe . The best stuff I have seen since Joe retired is from Alba Targes out of Glasgow . Graeme Biggerstaff is the gentleman that makes the targes and all the other items . He has a Facebook page ... Alba Targes . Good luck !
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Richard Worthington





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PostPosted: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Which NMS targe did you like? I have drawn full sized patterns for most of them.
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Stephen Curtin




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PostPosted: Thu 03 Aug, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Their is also Rab Cairney of highland-targe.com

I haven't purchased from him myself but website looks pretty good.

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Kevin P Molloy




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can recommend Rab of Highland-targe. I have a Joe Lindsey one off and 2 from Rab of highland-targe and all are equally good.
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Gregory J. Liebau




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maybe Alba Targes? I've been following their work on Facebook for a while, and it always looks quite lovely. It's hard to mess up the quality of a targe... Everything is pretty straight forward so what you see is what you get!

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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Lindsey Targe         Reply with quote

Richard ,
I purchased the Cullodden Targe.

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