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by walrus
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35481

Re: Looking for...

Hi Petra we carry all of Tim's books in stock you can Private message me at larry@walrusshoe.com or go to our website www.walrusshoe.com
by walrus
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61958

Re: The Gallery

Courtney In answer to your first Question HDPE is the same thing . Find out what the inside diameter of your last pin hole is and you can go to an automotive place and see if you can buy some steel brake line or hydro line it is generally lighter than regular pipe but as strong or stronger. or as DW...
by walrus
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61958

Re: The Gallery

Courtney If you would like to repair it like new, cut off the broken part clean and get a small block of HDPET (High Density Polyethylene Plastic) that is the kind of plastic lasts are made from .Industrial plastic supply house will have it and most of them have cut off pieces that they will sell yo...
by walrus
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17471

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

RW Bonney & Wills is one of the best schools available. You will leave with the knowledge needed to make footwear,plus the opportunity of being taught by someone who has made his living plying his craft . Bill Shanor is a Master Maker,and has put together one of the finest and most comprehensive sch...
by walrus
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4341

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>To Al,Dw,Nori,All. <br/> I cannot respond at this time to todays posts and this whole line. I will post tomorrow .We have something special here and today I have been reminded of that,you have all had a part in it .thank you all every day I learn more about my craft and my journey .More tomorrow ...
by walrus
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4341

Re: "...a great way forward?"

<t>DW <br/> A agree with the Richard as I stated in my last comment that the knowledge stream must have the highest of level of of process ,because as the old saying goes zx#$p in zx#$p out. My opinion is that we should respect the 20th century handmaking processes as well ,if this progression had n...
by walrus
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4341

Re: "...a great way forward?"

Nori Amen! Thank you for saying or posing the Question about limiting this forum to 19th century techniques , or we going to take hand shoemaking into the 20th century? our by laws, are traditional practices. There is large part of hand shoemaking in the 20th century as well, where is the line? I do...
by walrus
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Welt
Replies: 107
Views: 7961

Re: Welt

To All I Just got off the phone With Ruby Leather Co in Milwaukee WI .And he said that he will sell to Custom Makers. He stocks all Vibram products in all sizes Sheet Stock as well as pre made blockers in sizes .The only requirement is that you buy at least three pair to make it worthwhile to handle...
by walrus
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Books, Manuals, Publications
Replies: 362
Views: 13972

Re: Books, Manuals, Publications

Lance
You are right you can download the entire 450 pages in PDF form .thinks for the link
Larry Waller
WWW.walrusshoe.com
by walrus
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12010

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

<t>Eric thank you for your response. We care less about what you look like and more about where your passion for the craft is . We all carry that common bond the love of the craft and those that practice it. That's the Juice that we all get from coming to the convention, it lasts till we get the cha...
by walrus
Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12010

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

<t>Eric <br/> In all the years that this guild has existed no one has ever made that request. But there's always a first and I would be happy to take any pictures of you out, or take you out of the picture, but I don't know what you look like.I will not modify the group picture because it was very s...
by walrus
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12010

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

Terry
I took pictures ,and the group picture I will put them up over the week end as well.
by walrus
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20903

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Attention all those attending the annual meeting.Dick Anderson Will be picking us up at the Burlington airport around 12:00 noon on Friday 26th we have one seat open if you want a ride to the convention . drop me an email or call me.
Larry
Larry@walrusshoe.com
phone:262.882.6006
by walrus
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51504

Re: One "Last" Question

Nori
Tim Has great plans on his website for a sole press to do just the thing you want. here is the link,
http://www.shoemakingbook.com it's well thought out and can be built from the plans.
Larry
by walrus
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 21245

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Lisa These machines are great for cutting up sheets of soling rubber , heavy sidesor bends of leather they will do the same job that you will get from the 5in one just not the welt rolling or skiving .A very useful bench machine for your shop ,saves the wear and tare on your hands cutting those type...
by walrus
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 48235

Re: sewing machines

Geri
I think that hole is used to hold the drop leg of the folding flat bed attachment to give the table more stability when it is installed. Hope this helps.
by walrus
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35481

Re: Looking for...

Lonnie Do you have steel toe lasts ? They require a last that is carved out so the toe cap is inset into the line of the last, otherwise the cap will be very prominent.You really need the cap to fit the toe character of your last.The insole must be cut to the outside of the steel toe to be effective...
by walrus
Tue May 29, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41179

Re: Pattern making

Paul and Nasser We always notched the vamps and the heels it leaves you with a nice flat surface for your toe and heel.You have to watch that you do not place them too close to the feather edge of the last or you will not have enough left to sew your welt to .you have to remember that by notching yo...
by walrus
Mon May 21, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11129

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

<t>Al <br/> I went Through all the articles That Dr. Rossi sent me during our correspondence about the Podometrics book and sizing fitting discussions. The only thing I have is a copy of the article called Shoe Sizes The Big Bamboozle in Podiatry Management.June 1994. In that he talks about the myth...
by walrus
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16085

Re: Finishing techniques

<t>Rick <br/> You can eliminate the line all together by using an air brush for applying the die.That's all I used when I was dying the shoes I was making .it makes for a much smoother application .That's how they die leather in the tannery only their sprayers are much larger.LOL Try it and see. <br...
by walrus
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12010

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

Jake we sure missed you.Dick and I got laughing good a couple times,on our trip and I said I haven't laughed that hard since last time Jake and I were together at Lisa's.We both missed you.
by walrus
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12010

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

DW & Randee
Thank you both so much for hosting the 2011 AGM, Great place,Great Food,and opening up your shop for all to share.
Randee the lunch you made for Sunday hit the spot and the pumpkin soup was awesome.
Thanks again
Larry
by walrus
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16617

Re: Insoles and inseaming

Al and All Tim Skyrme has got a very detailed set of plans on his web site, http://shoemakingbook.com/sole%20press.htm for a full bed sole press that is real sweet, complete with blueprints and directions on how to make your own. its a great press with a small footprint.These are available only thro...
by walrus
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20903

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Update 9/30/10 The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company 25th Annual General Meeting October 22-24th , 2010 Walrus Shoe & Leather Co. LLC Dear HCC members, Come one come all to the annual meeting at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co. LLC The meeting: will be held on the 22nd-24th of October, at Walrus Shoe & Leat...
by walrus
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20903

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company 25th Annual General Meeting October 22-24th , 2010 Walrus Shoe & Leather Co. LLC Will proudly be your Host. Dear HCC members, Come one come all to the annual meeting at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co. LLC The meeting: will be held on the 22nd-24th of October, at Walrus...