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by janne_melkersson
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30287

Re: Great Leather!

Lisa,
please let us know yuor thoughts about Garat when you have tried it.
by janne_melkersson
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30287

Re: Great Leather!

Lisa, I cut an insole of the same leather you got from Rendenbach since Carina at Framåt Stockholm got a piece of it too. I find it hard to cut but easy to work with from the fleshside making holdfasts and prepunching. Their old insole leather is hard to work with but this is promissing. If they don...
by janne_melkersson
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30287

Re: Great Leather!

DW et all, I have never blocked a whole cut before and I don't know how to do it. I can see it's pros when it is about lasting becasue a wholecut where the patterns is made from a mean forme could be hard to last. The whole cuts patterns I make are not much wider then a regular shoe pattern would it...
by janne_melkersson
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17462

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

DW, good idea and well said!
by janne_melkersson
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Dw, <br/> I have an old Berg edge cutter/rand knife that looks the same as #1. It as you said hard to see on the photo. <br/> In English I would call it edge trimmer because it is used for trimming all kinds of edges such as in soles, welts, around the heel......In Swedish it is called a pusher t...
by janne_melkersson
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

6 is a hammer for nails in the heel area after the last has been pulled out. At least that is what I have seen it been used for
by janne_melkersson
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

1 Götz call the tool edge cutter or randmesser in German
by janne_melkersson
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Hand Wax / Coad
Replies: 441
Views: 30089

Re: Hand Wax / Coad

David, the tar I used was; SUPERIOR QUAL PILE BURNED TAR, 1 LITRE Genuine peasant made pine stump tar, yellowish to brown-yellowish. Which is the finest quality. Only pine tar should be used no oil tar. You find it at http://www.claessons.com/english/produkter_list.asp?do=list&category=&sokord= Stoc...
by janne_melkersson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Hand Wax / Coad
Replies: 441
Views: 30089

Re: Hand Wax / Coad

<t>Recently I made some pitch by cocking/reducing tar. It was cocking for one hour and the result after cooling was surprisingly good. The pitch was not to brittle and mixed with rosin and beeswax it made a nice wax. <br/> To get the best quality I used a light colored tar. The lighter color of the ...
by janne_melkersson
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 1233
Views: 35408

Re: Looking for...

Now we are talking Michael Image
by janne_melkersson
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 3895

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

Michael
he and his fellow makers where brave guys. Just wonder if I would have the guts to do the same
by janne_melkersson
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 3895

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

"On this side of heaven there will be no perfect boots and in heaven we don't need boots" Quoting my self Image

That said, aiming for perfect boots is what we can do and that's not bad
by janne_melkersson
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61765

Re: The Gallery

And here is the pattern
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by janne_melkersson
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61765

Re: The Gallery

Here is a photo of a boot I made this week. It is a copy of a boot I found in E. Jäfverts book on history footwear. Well, it is my interpretation of it and it is the tops that have the old "looks". This one is made of heavy nubuk and the tops are not lined. The patterns come from an Englsih pattern ...
by janne_melkersson
Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Glues and Cements
Replies: 248
Views: 21761

Re: Glues and Cements

All my career I have been reading on the cement cans that it is a cancer risk of inhaling the fumes. I don't want to scare you guys but it is time to take the warning on the cans for real, The only substance that has been proven to cause leukemia is benzene a substance that is in one or another name...
by janne_melkersson
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61765

Re: The Gallery

Here is a one piece elestic side, 10 spi, stacked heel and phyton imitation leather
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by janne_melkersson
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16072

Re: Finishing techniques

Rick/Paul
"It sounds to me like Jan and DW are referring to the same method."
Yes, I think so
Janne
by janne_melkersson
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16072

Re: Finishing techniques

I think it is a "rope seam" without a seam at the sides. I do it with a thin rope which I tape to the flesh side of the vamp. It is a method used on machine stitched aprons but on a apron you put one seam line on each side.
by janne_melkersson
Wed May 30, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

Jon,Nat thanks for the compliment!

Nat, I am glad you asked because I forget to mention that there is a risk you burn the leather if not moving the iron around the heel seat all the time.
by janne_melkersson
Wed May 30, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

Ps the good thing with using this method is that the heel seat will be intact no leather will be needed to grind away. I just scrape the surface of the upper leather about an half inch with the knife and then cement and put the sole on.
Janne Melkersson
by janne_melkersson
Wed May 30, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

DW, "The flat margin can be further accentuated by using a half-inch wide wiping strip around the heel seat." I have not tried that method yet but I have seen other using it with a good result at the toe area. Maybe it works as good at the heel area too. Anyway I am doing it with another technique. ...
by janne_melkersson
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Insoles and inseaming
Replies: 426
Views: 16587

Re: Insoles and inseaming

Looking good, cool style!
Janne
by janne_melkersson
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61765

Re: The Gallery

Here is a boot I made for my brother. The tops are made by Malin Jonsson a former student to Tex Robin.
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by janne_melkersson
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Fitting the Foot
Replies: 434
Views: 16189

Re: Fitting the Foot

(Message edited by janne melkersson on April 07, 2012)
by janne_melkersson
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Fitting the Foot
Replies: 434
Views: 16189

Re: Fitting the Foot

DW,
yea, different strokes it is. I am so surprised that we get our clients happy with all our different way of making the things we do. We have a saying in Sweden "It doesnt matter which way a grindstone goes as long as the knife get sharp"
Janne