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by farmerfalconer
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1488
Views: 65545

Re: The Gallery

Im a bit confused. Did you buy rough lasts and then rasp them to your size? Becasue first you said that you made them but then mentioned buying them. IF you bought roughs, where did you get them?
by farmerfalconer
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1488
Views: 65545

Re: The Gallery

This is a pair I am just finishing up -- a pair of 'austerity' brogues in a navy blue calfskin from Crack. I put a spit shine on the toe, and also on the sole just for the heck of it. All Baker bottoming leather. Hand stitched outsoles at 10 spi. Beveled waist, but no fiddleback sole. I messed up t...
by farmerfalconer
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18185

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

I'm sure this isn't the correct place to post this but its the closest I could figure. I will be traveling to Ecuador next week and staying for 3 months. There are many bespoke shoemakers down there and it is actually where I was originally introduced to handmade shoemaking. While down there, I hope...
by farmerfalconer
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Glues and Cements
Replies: 248
Views: 22666

Re: Glues and Cements

Hi DW, I used to live near a Tandys store so when I first started all my glues, etc, came from Tandy's. That EcoWeld is ok but I have also used elmers rubber cement (Is that the RC you use?) and it held far better. I have never tryed heat activating either the Tandy's of the Elmers so I cant tell yo...
by farmerfalconer
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61739

Re: Tools of the Trade

DW, You may be interested in the book, 50 Dollar Knife Shop by Wayne Goddard. It a great book on how to forge and temper knives with scrapyard materials. But it all applies to awl making too. I think Alastair was saying that you heat the blade at the tang and allow the heat to travel towards the tip...
by farmerfalconer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61739

Re: Tools of the Trade

Cool! I dont have all the furnaces etc. to do it that exactly so I just use the ashes.

Those cayons sound interesting. Ill have to get some!

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1853
Views: 61739

Re: Tools of the Trade

If Im correct, if you heat it past the "Curie Point" (where it becomes non magnetic, It looks cherry red at this point.) and then simply allow it to cool you are only normalizing the steel. While this does soften it, truly annealing it almost makes it file like butter! To anneal it, you heat it past...
by farmerfalconer
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18185

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

The Wiki article mentions cobbler as a trade but if you click on the link (for cobbler) it brings you to the shoemaking article. My baker friend says that they have shoemaking. I will let you all know what more he tells me.

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18185

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

This might interest you:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compagnons ... _de_France

I have a friend who was trained as a professional baker by that group and he is getting me more information on their shoemaking "program".

Cheers,
Cody
by farmerfalconer
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?
Replies: 108
Views: 6650

Re: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

Believe me, I believe you! Thats why I have gone back to trousers!
How can you see the other cobbler images? I tryed navigating the site in english but had a hard time doing searches.

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?
Replies: 108
Views: 6650

Re: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

I wondered that myself. The man has his breeches unbuckled and un buttoned so I guess he plans on sitting there for a bit. I always unbuckle my breeches when i plan on sitting a while as it a bit more comfortable.

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?
Replies: 108
Views: 6650

Re: THE GOOD OLD DAYS?

That is odd! Any idea what the chap behind him is doing? I couldnt read the german.

-Cody
by farmerfalconer
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11854

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

Hi Al,
Thanks! I figured you would have the answer. I have to admit we are a bit behind at OS with our knowledge :brickwall:
but hopefully that will be remedied in a few weeks! :wink_smile:

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Through the Mists of Time...
Replies: 331
Views: 11854

Re: Through the Mists of Time...

A coworker at Old Salem was recently reading through the 1785 inventory of the Single Brothers House Shoeshop. In it were listed 6 pair of "draw legs" (this is the modern english translation of the 18th. c. german). They were quite expensive, costing roughly as much as a pair of boots! Does anyone h...
by farmerfalconer
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: 19th century bootmaker
Replies: 15
Views: 3079

Re: 19th century bootmaker

Perhaps this will help?
http://www.dbgurney.com/home.php?cat=257
I dont know if thats what you are looking for but it might do. We use their hob nails at Old Salem.

-Cody
by farmerfalconer
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: In search of custom shoemaker
Replies: 104
Views: 10312

Re: In search of custom shoemaker

Hello all, In April I will be turning 18. I would like to apprentice under a proffesional bespoke shoemaker and really hone my skills. Unfortunately, I simply couldnt afford to pay someone for a class. Instead Im looking for more of the old fashioned apprentiship. I wouldnt want to come and just lea...
by farmerfalconer
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Gallery
Replies: 1488
Views: 65545

Re: The Gallery

Same here!
Makes my collection of 3.5 pairs of lasts look bad! :doh:

Very nice looking work by the way.
by farmerfalconer
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22921

Re: Closing techniques

Is that only sewn to the lining or to you also partially pierce the upper? Kinda like split and lift closing?

Thanks,
Cody
by farmerfalconer
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 22310

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Do you mean that they sell anklets premade or scraps by the pound?
Do you have a website?

Thanks!
by farmerfalconer
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 22310

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

Admin,
If putting a question like this is out of place on this forum, please let me know and Ill take it down.

Thanks.
by farmerfalconer
Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: The Boughton Faire Memorial Bazaar
Topic: Tools and equipment for sale
Replies: 167
Views: 22310

Re: Tools and equipment for sale

I am looking for scraps of kangaroo leather. I would be interested in buying them by the pound. I need them for falconry anklets and jesses etc. I dont need an entire skin so I thought someone here might have something. They would have to at lest be 2"x4" peices or larger. Pls email me at farmerfalc...
by farmerfalconer
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1354
Views: 43804

Re: Pattern making

OK. I think Ive got it...
So the upper has to be larger just to fit over the lining and stiffener. I never realized how exact it was. of course my shoes never turned out great either. Live and Learn!

THanks again,

Cody
by farmerfalconer
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1354
Views: 43804

Re: Pattern making

Hi Aaron, I start with the back line created by the taped form. At the top of center back I tighten the topline by 2mm, at the apex of the counter I add 2mm, and then use a template to draw the curve down to the lasting allowance. This results in consistently tight toplines and enough space to fit ...
by farmerfalconer
Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22921

Re: Closing techniques

"You're welcome...but "Mr. Frommer" was my dad."

Got it :)
by farmerfalconer
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22921

Re: Closing techniques

Here Goes:

viewtopic.php?p=38867#p38867

Thanks Mr.Frommer, Looks like that did it.