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by martin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 107
Views: 7784

Re: Looking for...

Hi Duncan,
got around to do them just now, pictures are on their way to your inbox, please check!

Cheers,
Martin
by martin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Looking for...
Replies: 107
Views: 7784

Re: Looking for...

Hi Duncan,

I have both white (very fine, from China, got a bunch from a guy who makes brushes etc. the traditional way) and black bristles (all sorts, from wild boars hunted in Germany) and more than I need. I'll send you some pics over the weekend so you can decide if they'll do.

Cheers,
Martin
by martin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30311

Re: Great Leather!

Interesting, thanks for sharing!
by martin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Nice work! I like them!
by martin
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

A bit of fancy Roman-ness from the history department ;-) This pair is made after one of two quite similar finds (no.s 220 and 221) from one of the wells at the Saalburg castell, dated to the 2nd cent AD. The cut and decoration of the uppers is so similar, yet different, that it seems likely that th...
by martin
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Lasting
Replies: 801
Views: 23848

Re: Lasting

Admirable work - thanks for posting in detail!
by martin
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Congrats! Nice work!
by martin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Cine Cordonnnier
Topic: Cinema Verite
Replies: 29
Views: 5469

Re: Cinema Verite

Great video there, Duncan - enjoyed watching it!

Thanks,
Martin
by martin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Hm, I somehow doubt that, Paul. Reason being that to my knowledge 15th/16th cent. shoes didn't use tunnel stitch construction except where repair clump soles were sewn on.
by martin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

The outer sole is prepared with flesh-side "tunnels", going ca. through half the thickness of the leather MartresDeVeyreRekon_05.JPG and then sewn on through all layers OuterSole01small.jpg Here you can see both the tunnel-stitch thread and the leather straps fixing the midsole pieces. Laminae02-sma...
by martin
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Certainly, my pleasure! FYI, I'm using pictures from various shoes I did over the years to illustrate the details. The construction is a rather easy one, though apparently widespread in Roman times. With multi-piece and multi-layered sole shoes, midsoles (one or multi piece) in various types of shoe...
by martin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Another pair from the Roman department: Saalburg no. 218, one of the finds of various types of low shoes dated to the 2nd half of the 2nd century AD, in an unnailed version and decorated with cut out and punched patterns. The 2nd century AD saw these low shoes in fashion before shoes covering the an...
by martin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

DW, you are spot on :-) First handshaped them and formed the heel area over my shoemaker's anvil, then used a normal (modern) last to wet shape them. They quickly adapt to the wearer's feet when they're broken in I find.
by martin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

A type of one piece shoe of Germanic origin. The original find is dated to the 3rd - 4th century AD. Note the raised horizontal and off-center vertical seam around the heel. The asymmetric design with carved decoration is typical for these shoes. Made of 4-5mm veg tan cow leather. IMG_5308.JPG IMG_3...
by martin
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions
Replies: 1150
Views: 34839

Re: miscellaneous tips, advice, and cautions

That's a cool idea there with the lid!
by martin
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Nice work, Steve!
by martin
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Extremely nice stitching, Duncan! I will need to give this a try by the time I go about those 18th century ladies' shoes again. My first shoe didn't turn out anywhere near what it should have where the white rand stitching is concerned.
by martin
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10313

Re: Historic techniques and materials

Yes, I need to try and find some, I'll ask our local butcher if they can provide some, it doesn't seem especially easy to obtain here.
by martin
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10313

Re: Historic techniques and materials

And finally finished them with a variation of the black ball recipe described in Colonial Williamsburg's blog. In my case I used beef suet and lamp black. In the shot of the vamp from above the before (left side) and after (right side) can be seen. Again, many thanks for all the tips and feedback! L...
by martin
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Cine Cordonnnier
Topic: Cinema Verite
Replies: 29
Views: 5469

Re: Cinema Verite

That's a great video, Duncan! Thanks for that!
Btw. found one for myself as well for 50 euros, medium condition, still have to sharpen it properly and try it out.
by martin
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Great work, especially like the black pair!
by martin
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1482
Views: 61950

Re: The Gallery

Great work and interesting style!
by martin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Square Sewing Awls
Replies: 34
Views: 3508

Re: Square Sewing Awls

Thank you for the detailed explanation, Al, that helps :-)
Something I need to try out with the next shoe.

Cheers,
Martin
by martin
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Square Sewing Awls
Replies: 34
Views: 3508

Re: Square Sewing Awls

[quote="[url=http://www.thehcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=41566#p41566]Does anyone have any information about "Wivos" awls?[/quote] Not much but that the company is still around. Seems to be producing different stuff now, though. See http://www.wivos.de/chronik.html for a bit of their history. The na...
by martin
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10313

Re: Historic techniques and materials

Took a bit again, but finally got around to do the outsole and the heel. Looks like a real shoe now, I guess one could say :-) Too bad I'm not a pirate with a wooden leg, now I'll have to do a 2nd one ...
Thanks once more for all the help, everone! :bowdown: