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by tjburr
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Paul, I like the stitching, it looks simple but elegant. I find it interesting that just the right curves can transform a boot even with the simplest lines. I find this to be one of the harder parts to visualize. This shape to me gives the feel more of a victorian look even though the boot itself do...
by tjburr
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20891

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

A few more pictures from Friday's dinner.
by tjburr
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20891

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Some photos for those people interested in the wonderful meeting in Toronto. Here are some photos from the Friday dinner.
by tjburr
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Here is a new pair of shoes made on a munson last. The munson did seem to take a little more skill at getting the leather to lie tight against the wood over the joint due to the last shape.
by tjburr
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51397

Re: One "Last" Question

Great idea!

May I ask what 1865 shomaking book this is from?
Terry
by tjburr
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Martin, I like your tudor shoes. I've been busy with other things, so I am a little behind on asking questions. I was curious what weight of leather you used on the tudor shoes. Is all the leather used vegetable tanned? I had assumed it was but thought I would ask. Did you make the last yourself, mo...
by tjburr
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10308

Re: Historic techniques and materials

I thought I would post a picture of a Christmas gift I received. This is a presentation piece for displaying pin/nail work for a shoemaker. I believe this came from Northampton, UK. As I understand it, these presentation pieces would be displayed in a shoemakers shop to show what they could do. This...
by tjburr
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Hand Wax / Coad
Replies: 441
Views: 30089

Re: Hand Wax / Coad

You might try buying some pre-made coad if you can not find someone local to show you what it should look and act like. I believe Panhandle leather sells some but it is not in their catelog. Also Lisa Sorrell sells some on her Sorrel Notions page (I've bought some of this but I have not used it yet)...
by tjburr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11062

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

Thanks for the post. Some truly cool stuff. It would be hard not to stand around waiting to see what came up next.

Terry
by tjburr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

I must apologize, I was getting my hides mixed up. I finally found the tannery info I wanted. These hides were from Greg but were a Skotan Calf sides, fully struck through. I believe these are from (http://www.skotan.com.pl/index.php?strona=13&jezyk=2) but I am not 100% sure. I have also used the An...
by tjburr
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

DW, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. As to the midsole I was trying something new on these shoes since they were for me. I basically used a rand around the fore part and whipstitched the rand and upper to the insole. I did this since I only had poor quality insoling on hand and was just pla...
by tjburr
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Here's a pair of shoes I had fun making.

French calf yellow and blue...and no it is not for University of Michigan.
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Terry
by tjburr
Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

The shoes are for my wife who is a BIG Sherlock Holmes fan. This was an attempt to try something different, looking for sort of a dress-casual look. The vamp to quarter line was borrowed from an early 1900's picture. I will post more on the cutting of the letters when I get some pictures together. A...
by tjburr
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Duncan,
I like the hand made details and the description of using the leather dyes on the box. That was a nice touch. I remember the write up on making eyelets and I like the fact the aglets match the eyelets, which makes me want to try it on a future pair of shoes.

Terry
by tjburr
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

This is a pair I completed recently for my wife.
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Terry
by tjburr
Sat May 09, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10308

Re: Historic techniques and materials

I have several historical questions that I hope one of the shoe historians out there can help with. I know that shoe lasts have been around for some time. I'm not sure when the first recorded shoe last was. Does anyone know? I also know that the soles I have seen from Medieval turned shoes do not se...
by tjburr
Sat May 09, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61761

Re: The Gallery

Here's a pair of shoes I made. The top is one piece with a seam on the instep. These are fully pegged.
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Terry
by tjburr
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Cutting the insole
Replies: 142
Views: 12415

Re: Cutting the insole

Also I might add, if you buy long distance from a salesman ask for there name and have them describe the leather they are sending to you. Write that information down. If you like the leather they send to you, give that description back to the same person next time. That is at least how I have tried ...
by tjburr
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Cutting the insole
Replies: 142
Views: 12415

Re: Cutting the insole

Eric, I do not know your experience, so you may already know this, but I feel strongly about the subject. I will let the much more experienced people on insoles speak about the best leather for that since much of my shoemaking experience has been more with soft moccasin's without a leather insole. H...
by tjburr
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16072

Re: Finishing techniques

DW, Thanks. Yes, I wish I had a physical copy of "the art and mystery...". I know there are scanned copies on google and elsewhere, but there is nothing like having a printed piece of history. At the AGM i asked Al some questions about this particular picture. I believe he said that the filled in ci...
by tjburr
Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Finishing techniques
Replies: 177
Views: 16072

Re: Finishing techniques

I would like to announce that I have digitized Crooker's Design Book - Bottom Finishing from 1885 and it has been posted to the HCC guild library; go to the HCC home page and select Guild Library from the left side of the page. Here is a little teaser from the book. I found many of the example desig...
by tjburr
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: St. Crispin's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3759

Re: St. Crispin's Day

I mentioned the shoe design by Albrecht Durer; thanks June for pointing this out in your presentation.

Here is web page that has a picture of it and a second shoe just in case the picture was not enough

http://medieval-illumination.blogspot.c ... shoes.html

Terry
by tjburr
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: St. Crispin's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3759

Re: St. Crispin's Day

Ah, one more that I forgot to hit the submit button on. Marcell joined us and I wanted to say thanks to him in answering a question on how to use a recent purchase (6 months) of a Junker and Ruh Channeler. I find these meetings wonderful since if you want to know something there is likely to be some...
by tjburr
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: St. Crispin's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3759

Re: St. Crispin's Day

As I head off to bed I will leave you with one final image. The mad scientist of shoemaking. Rick with an informative talk on the Chemistry of shoemaking supplies. Who would have thought shoemakers would have been looking at carbon chains and going; so that's why...
by tjburr
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: St. Crispin's Day
Replies: 54
Views: 3759

Re: St. Crispin's Day

The next picture is of Rick getting set up for his presentation with help from Miriam. I had to show this to take a moment to thank Miriam for all the hard work she put in setting up the meeting. Also a hearty thanks to the others who helped as well. A very enjoyable weekend.