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Re: The Registry

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:24 pm
by fclasse
Hi Alana - there is a lot of knowledge on the forum here about welted and randed shoes which are lasted right side out. If you're particularly interested in early welted shoes (and forgive the plug), but I've done quite a few which I've put up on my site - http://www.raisedheels.com. It might give you some ideas into the basic construction and techniques, though I've learned quite a bit since the early lessons have been put up (I would start with Lesson 10 and work backwards). Happy shoemaking!

Francis

k'abel wrote:hi all,
my name's alana and i'm from winnipeg, manitoba. i've been lurking for a while now gaining knowledge and making my eyes bug out of my head :doh:
i've made a couple of pair of medieval turnshoes, and while i really enjoyed it, i'd like to eventually expand to not having to turn my shoes right-side-out. my current project isn't shoes, but rather a messenger bag for a friend to keep his camera and lenses in.

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:21 am
by joshDuvall
Hi,

My name is Josh Duvall and I'm from Oklahoma City, OK. I don't have any background in boot or shoe making but I do have a little bit of a background in other areas of leatherwork. Unfortunately I don't have the ability to apprentice under anybody at the moment but I am interested in being able to make my own boots. I love learning the history and techniques of boot and shoe making that have been shared here.

Thank you all for sharing your knowledge.

-Josh Duvall

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:43 pm
by sorrell
Josh,
You should think about attending the Honourable Cordwainer's Company annual meeting, hosted by me this year up in Guthrie. There will be lots of good presentations and many boot and shoemakers. I don't know how to link to a page within this site but just visit the final page of the HCC Bulletin Board thread for details.

Lisa Sorrell

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:49 am
by joshDuvall
Thank you Lisa,

I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, I just now saw the reply.
I'm not positive yet on which date I would be able to attend but I just wanted to make sure I read it correctly, I can register at the door on the day that I attend correct?

Thank you for letting me know about it and I look forward to it.

-Josh Duvall

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 pm
by sorrell
Josh,
Yes, you can register at the door. It costs a little bit more that way but not much.

Lisa

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:06 am
by Herrera
Hello everyone! I seem to have had some technical issues trying to log into my old account on here "rhbootmaker". But no worries I've created a new account! I'm excited to share pictures of the work and things I do with you all. Looking forward to it :).

Re: The Registry

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:03 pm
by russell_c_cook
Hi everyone,

I'm Russell Cook. I live in Shanghai at the moment and am looking to get started with some basic shoemaking in my apartment. I'm thinking of getting Tim Skyrme's "Bespoke Shoemaking" book as a teach yourself guidebook. Has anyone tried this book?
Btw, I tried to make a post on the "Open Forum", but couldn't find the button to "Start New Topic". Can anyone help me with this?

Re: The Registry

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:49 pm
by admin
russell_c_cook wrote:Hi everyone,
I'm Russell Cook. I live in Shanghai at the moment and am looking to get started with some basic shoemaking in my apartment. I'm thinking of getting Tim Skyrme's "Bespoke Shoemaking" book as a teach yourself guidebook. Has anyone tried this book?
Btw, I tried to make a post on the "Open Forum", but couldn't find the button to "Start New Topic". Can anyone help me with this?
Welcome to the Crispin Colloquy Russell.

The reason you couldn't find a "Start New Topic" button is that there is none. This is deliberate. Our mission is to collect and archive techniques and information and having topics cycle in and (mostly) out of relevance is not conducive to either goal.

You need to look through the many topics on the forum and decide which one best matches your interest and area of inquiry. There is a topic already in existence that will answer to your needs to one degree or another.All you have to do is look at the Board Index and choose the relevant top level topic and then drill down for more precision to lower level topics and discussions. If you read the descriptions it's pretty self-explanatory and can narrow down your search for an appropriate discussion very quickly.

Again welcome and enjoy...

Emmett

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:06 am
by Feliks
'evening All!

I was born and grew up in Canada, but I live in Eastern Europe now. I was in the infantry for 7 years, where I first developed an appreciation for boots!

I'm looking into slowly getting started in this craft, and thought that this forum might be a good place to go for some advice!

It seems that book wise, the selection is slightly limited?

I'm only interested in traditional boots/shoes, and in particular, traditional combat boots.

Happy to be here!

-Feliks

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:04 am
by FABRIZIO GIANSOLDATI
Hi all of you,

First of all: sorry for my bad english, and I wish you want to correct my mistakes...thanks in advance..

Few words about me: I am Italian and I live between Milano and Bologna, I am 53 years old and my family is Giovanna (my wife) and Veronica (my daughter, teen ager...).

I work since 1980 in a bank, but i love work with hands in my free time, so about 15 years ago I started repair shoes, and after I thought "How it's made a shoes ?", and so I began.
Now I've made about ten pair of shoes, only for man, Goodyear welted and recently with norvegian construction.

It is a great pleasure for me have found a site like HCC and this forum, in Italy, I think, there isn't a forum like this.

So, I will post some photo of my shoes and I hope to find a lot of shoemakers friends.

Good life to all. :)

Fabrizio

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:27 am
by lancepryor
Fabrizio:

Welcome to the Colloquy. I look forward to seeing some of your work!

Lance

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:33 am
by FABRIZIO GIANSOLDATI
lancepryor wrote:Fabrizio:

Welcome to the Colloquy. I look forward to seeing some of your work!

Lance

Thank you, my works are already posted.

Fabrizio

Re: The Registry

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:40 pm
by crashbella
Hello,

Greetings from the Bay! I'm a long-time maker with a degree in fine arts, however I'm relatively new to shoe making. I'm actively working on growing my leather and fabric shoe making skills and looking to connect with cordwainers and resources in Northern California and beyond.

I look forward to sharing the process and results with you!

Diane

Re: The Registry

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:37 pm
by admin
Diane,

Welcome to the Crispin Colloquy. check out the HCC homepage as well and the plans for the upcoming AGM.

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:48 pm
by dkwflight
Hi
My Name is Dennis Williams, retired.
Unfortunately I watched Marcels videos and caught the shoe making bug.
I am in the process of buying tools and a set of lasts.
I probably bought more tools than I need , But I like tools.
I have started a trial pair of shoes.
I have the lasting done and am waiting for sole leather.
My trial pair will be cemented construction.

I would post a pic but I will have to figure that process out.
Dennis

Re: The Registry

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:01 am
by admin
Dennis,

Welcome to the Crispin Colloquy. looks like you have a good start. Good on you.

:thumb:

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:02 pm
by Heather
Hi!

My name is Heather Jackson. I live in Phoenix, AZ. I am a physicist with a serious interest in custom fit shoes. I just finished reading this registry, and I'm excited to meet you all!

For about a year, I have been learning all I can about bespoke shoemaking, and brainstorming ways to bring buying quality shoes that fit well from a local bespoke maker back to the mainstream. I've spent a lot of time in books and watching videos, and somewhat less time actually making shoes. I made my first pair of custom fit boots for myself under the instruction of David Espinoza, here in Phoenix. In hot pursuit of starting a business making custom-fit shoes, and at the helpful suggestion of Alan Zerobnick, I am on a vendetta to make 50 pairs of shoes as fast as I can. I finished my third pair of custom fit ballerina style flats under the instruction of Sveta Kletina via her online shoemaking courses. I am working on a pair of custom fit cowboy boots using techniques that may somewhat trace back to DWFII's work. So far, a sharp knife and an old sewing machine have been my most important tools, and a wonderfully antique hammer that I bought from Dave Espinoza has been my very favorite.

I love books, and I love learning. My favorite read so far has been "The Science of Footwear," edited by Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, which was published in 2013 and is loaded with (then) state-of-the-art technology and industry forrays into footwear customization, as well as a lot of important vocabulary and basic information on how feet work. I was disappointed in the chapter on the relationship between the foot and the last, but I'm hoping that a book I ordered today from Tim Skyrme will give me more if the information I need.

Thank you all for your contributions to this forum, and to all the other sources I've learned from so far!

Paul Krause, Prescott is a fairly short and really fun motorcycle ride from my house - do you mind if I stop in for a visit one day?

Re: The Registry

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:42 am
by paul
Please do. You'd be welcome.
928 442-1213
Paul

Re: The Registry

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:08 pm
by Crack3r
Hello all,

Name's Graham, I'm a college student and currently studying in Asia for a few more months. I'm an amateur leather worker and love to create. I've been interested in learning about shoe repair and construction for a while. I've done only a small amount thus far but plan on resoling and relating three pairs of boots when I return to America this summer.

I'm here to learn about lasting, sewing techniques, tools, and everything else! At the moment I have many questions about lasts and relasting men's boots so I'll head on over the right forums and ask away! If anyone would be willing to lend some knowledge on this - please don't hesitate!

G

Re: The Registry

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:40 am
by paul
Hello Graham and welcome to the Colloquy.
There is a plethora of info here, as you've already found.

My background is in shoe repair, there's others here too who got into making through that door. You'll find answers to most any question you may have, but if not ask away, and we'll do the best we can for you.

Regards,
Paul

Re: The Registry

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:04 am
by dw
Crack3r,

Welcome to the CC. Don't be a stranger now, heah?

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 1:54 pm
by Wes
Hello-

I have to admit I've been a lurker for quit awhile. But I've never needed to post. Maybe it is because I spent some time with Mr. Krause and he is a wealth of information (or I am lazy).

For those who don't already know me... I have been making boots around Nashville TN for a few years. I love the cowboy boot. Wore them all my life. One day I woke up and decided to make them. Went haywire... quit my job and I've never turned back.

I am fortunate to have two mentors, Mr. Krause and Miss Deana Mcguffin. Deana taught me mechanics and processes, Paul taught me fit and measuring. I also watch Lisa Sorrell's Youtube channel and own Mr. Frommers book. I still have a lot to learn (boot making is a humbling business), but I hope to have a good idea one day that might help someone out and start paying it back.

Wes Shugart

Re: The Registry

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:21 pm
by admin
Wes,

Welcome to the Crispin Colloquy...enjoy.

Re: The Registry

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:50 pm
by Herr_Leeb
Hello everybody,

my name is Alexander Leeb and I've been enjoying your forum for a while now.
Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and examples of your work. Just reading your posts might have saved me a lot of grief and many pairs of my shoes from the trash bin.

To introduce myself, I am from Austria, live in Los Angeles and started making shoes for fun and personal use
about two years ago. My resources so far for learning the craft were youtube videos and some pictures of
craftsmen at work on the internet. I am glad to have stumbled across this forum with all it's valuable information.

I am attaching a picture of my most recent project to give you an idea about my current level.

If anyone wants to know more about me and my shoes you are welcome to take a peak on
http://www.shoes.alexanderleeb.com

And again thank you to the admin for help with creating this account!

Cheers,
A. Leeb
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Re: The Registry

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:27 pm
by dw
Mein Herr...

Welcome to the Crispin Colloquy.

Your monks are very nice looking. I enjoyed your remarks about GYW on your blog. Hope to see more in days to come.