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by goatman
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61963

Re: The Gallery

As long as I'm at it, here's the display I had at last week's conference: 3560.jpg It's more cluttered than I wanted, but I was trying to show as much as I could of the whole medieval technology thing. Marc Isn't using 'medieval' and 'technology' in the same sentence some kind of an oxymoron? :rofl...
by goatman
Thu May 05, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Origins of the Heel
Replies: 145
Views: 19904

Re: Origins of the Heel

THX, and a tip 'o the hat to ye </:^)
by goatman
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Origins of the Heel
Replies: 145
Views: 19904

Re: Origins of the Heel

<t>Thanks guys, didn't mean to cause any hullabaloo ..... the thought of the French being the "inventors" of high heels reminded me of the cold war .... you know, Nikita taking his shoe off at the UN and pounding it on the podium ..... it seemed that the USSR was the inventor of everything that was/...
by goatman
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Origins of the Heel
Replies: 145
Views: 19904

Re: Origins of the Heel

<t>My son just read this in a book, can anyone tell me how accurate it is? <br/> <br/> "When high heels were invented in France in 1590, they were worn by men, who used them to assume a position of power over other men, <br/> Men soon found that dominance was difficult to maintain when you were fall...
by goatman
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: "The Art and Mysterie..."
Replies: 455
Views: 17976

Re: "The Art and Mysterie..."

<t>quoting Jesse Lee -Many unworn machine pegged examples I have examined had very long pegs which were just broken off inside and left for the wearer to deal with. - end quote <br/> <br/> Err. massaging the feet with slivers doesn't sound like a heckuva lot of fun to me! <br/> <br/> <br/> quoting J...
by goatman
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: "The Art and Mysterie..."
Replies: 455
Views: 17976

Re: "The Art and Mysterie..."

Thanks Nat; I'll check that out!

Thanks DW; That explains a lot! I appreciate the explanation!
by goatman
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: "The Art and Mysterie..."
Replies: 455
Views: 17976

Re: "The Art and Mysterie..."

<t>DW, I have a question or three about a pic you posted over in the A&M Photo Essay - You posted it on May 5, '01 and it is a full Wellington, fully-pegged sole with a star. My questions are more about the pegging around the outside. 1. Do these pegs go through the insole? 2. If so, how do you ...
by goatman
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: On beer
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: On beer

DW,You got PM
by goatman
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: On beer
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: On beer

<t>I will be travelling home to Montana at the end of 1 1/2 weeks of being at Yachats at a Church Festival. It also depends on whether we take another family with us to Oregon or not, gas being as high as it is expected to be (and I don't fly, since the TSA seems to feel that they have "the right to...
by goatman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: On beer
Replies: 18
Views: 1706

Re: On beer

<t>DW, you're a man after my own heart! Anything lighter than an Amber is too light for me! If I can make it down to Redmond, Oregon this Oct., I will try to remember to bring along a sixer of my favorite stout. Otherwise, I will have to drop it off with Rick in Eugene and hope he will get it to you...
by goatman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Pegging awls, pegs...
Replies: 27
Views: 13811

Re: Pegging awls, pegs...

Try Panhandle Leather, they sell pegs, they just don't list them in the catalog on line. http://www.panhandleleather.com/
by goatman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Bottoming techniques
Replies: 524
Views: 27346

Re: Bottoming techniques

Lance, THX for these pix. they have answered a lot of questions for me. Now, if I can just put it into practice! lol
by goatman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22120

Re: Closing techniques

Nice pix. I'm building a couple of stitching ponies for myself, and it's good to see how others are made. Mine will use ideas from several different ponies that I've seen. THX
by goatman
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sharpening knives
Replies: 87
Views: 12911

Re: sharpening knives

<t>I believe that J.A. Henckels is a "Solingen" steel company, I don't know if they are still in business. I know they used to make super-good butcher's knives .... they were so good, I could never afford them!! <br/> <br/> I am under the belief that Solingen Steel is made in Germany, that's what I ...
by goatman
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sharpening knives
Replies: 87
Views: 12911

Re: sharpening knives

@ Nick Hausman - those are fine looking Koronya knives, thanks for showing them to us. Some of us newbies don't know what you guys are talking about with the different tools, so it's nice to have pix!
by goatman
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sharpening knives
Replies: 87
Views: 12911

Re: sharpening knives

<t>I picked up an old Sears motorized home sharpening stone for a couple of bucks at the thrift store for my sharpening/shaping needs. It has a water reservoir which keeps the stone and blade cool and wet, as well as a plate that allows you to set the angle that you're grinding. The stone is a very ...
by goatman
Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51505

Re: One "Last" Question

<t>DW, <br/> <br/> I checked the ball-to-heel measurement, and it is good - the lasts actually conform almost perfectly to a drawing of my foot (the drawing is about 1/4" shorter ...... After doing a little bit of touch-up to the instep measurements so that the waist, instep, and short and long heel...
by goatman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41180

Re: Pattern making

Hi; I've been following this thread for some time, even going back into the archived conversations because I am interested in how you guys design your shoes. I'm wondering if this You-Tube Video by "skomark1" is helpful to the discussion .... it sure has helped me in trying to understand what you fo...
by goatman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51505

Re: One "Last" Question

{ By Jan-Erik Melkersson on Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 06:10 am: Edit Post I don't know if this link already have been posted somewhere else on the forum but here is a guy who make lasts seriously. You aint a shoemaker until you can make a pair of lasts of a square block of wood, just kidding! http:...
by goatman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51505

Re: One "Last" Question

<t>Thanks Rick and DW; <br/> <br/> @ Rick <br/> I guess what I was asking was in agreement with your assessment of the lasts - now I understand the reason why they don't seem to fit the "ideal" of 9 1/2C LOL. When I was writing about checking the insole to the last, I was doing pretty much just as y...
by goatman
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51505

Re: One "Last" Question

<t>I've got one pair of lasts to do a repair on my boots. There is a label on them that says 9 1/2 C. <br/> <br/> My boots are 10 1/2 D, but the lasts won't fit into them! I tore the boots apart today so that I can re-sole and heel them, and took a look at what they look like when the insole is put ...