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by damocles
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 22328

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Nick what are you asking for this set of tools
by damocles
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1354
Views: 43859

Re: Pattern making

<t>i mark all my seams with silver pen so that i know exactly were my stitching lines are how much to skive away and were to turn and glue if im reinforcing the seam by tacking down the seam alowences. if your using top line tape you can place it carefully and use its edges as the guide for sewing. ...
by damocles
Tue May 22, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1354
Views: 43859

Re: Pattern making

<t>Idris im no exspert but i would think you are not stretching the leather enough at the toe. when you are lasting tough this is not a true hole cut the point in lasting a hole cute is controlling the stretch and compacting the leather in all the right spots to eliminate the fullness that ocres on ...
by damocles
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: The Gentle Craft
Replies: 189
Views: 11786

Re: The Gentle Craft

found it this site has every kind of book on shoes that you could ever want to read. many are quite old the English is some what hard to understand. they spoke in a much more artistic way back in those days but i digress. the book on ancient shoes in in the list its a Digital scan. good luck with yo...
by damocles
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: The Gentle Craft
Replies: 189
Views: 11786

Re: The Gentle Craft

<t>good luck Robert. post some pictures when you get your pattern layed out. i think it would help some of the fokes here. this type of shoe is easy to make they could make them on the go or in the field as it were. some were i have a link to a vary extensive on line scan of a book on ancient shoes ...
by damocles
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: The Gentle Craft
Replies: 189
Views: 11786

Re: The Gentle Craft

<t>ok here is my selousion all try to explain this. fist draw your foot stand on a piece of paper draw carefully then take drawing and add a 1/2" around the couture of the foot. this is so you have something on the side of your foot to stop stones from cutting you. then you want to take a measuremen...
by damocles
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: The Gentle Craft
Replies: 189
Views: 11786

Re: The Gentle Craft

<t>this is not unnecessary but if one had a last you could tape it up and draw the pattern sort of on to the last. you would then cut it out and redraw in the exact with of the tabs. you would have all the lengths for all the straps already. it would greatly simplify the process of a good fit. you c...
by damocles
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7941

Re: New Ebay auctions

sorry for the dubble post
by damocles
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7941

Re: New Ebay auctions

<t>I'm looking for a vary cheep post bed sewing machine or even a hand treadle. it can be old i don't do much work its just a hobby for me i need a new top stitcher. any one know were i can get one for under 500. i know thats not allot of money but its all i can afford. o and it has to have its own ...
by damocles
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: New Ebay auctions
Replies: 48
Views: 7941

Re: New Ebay auctions

<t>I'm looking for a vary cheep post bed sewing machine or even a hand treadle. it can be old i don't do much work its just a hobby for me i need a new top stitcher. any one know were i can get one for under 500. i know thats not allot of money but its all i can afford. o and it has to have its own ...
by damocles
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: New publication
Replies: 29
Views: 3418

Re: New publication

hi victor i am also interested in your tools lasting pliers sole edging tools feather knifes that sort of thing
by damocles
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 18527

Re: Outsoles

THE BRAS PINS CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY GOOD SEWING SUPPLY STORE THEY ARE LONGER THEN YOU WOULD NEED BUT THEY ARE ABOUT THE RIGHT DIAMETER LEAVE THEM HIGH AND CLIP THEM OFF THEN SAND THEN DOWN FLAT
by damocles
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 542
Views: 30505

Re: The Registry

<t>hi every one just joined looking forward to seeing and learning shoe's I'm a professional artist iv wanted to make shoe's sins i was 5 years old when my mom took me to a local Cobblers to have some high heals repaired but i never new were to start until i found Marcells video's on YouTube and the...