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Re: The Gallery

#1451 Post by dw » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks paul...

As one of my recent students said, "it's just for _______ (spouse)". :crackup:

These were just for my son-in-law. The good news is that until now he's never had a "real" pair of shoes.
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#1452 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:58 am

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.
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#1453 Post by dw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:21 am

Martin,

Say, those look great. How did you shape them? The toe is so well formed, the "tabs"(?) are even twisted. Almost looks like the shoe was formed over a last...???
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#1454 Post by homeboy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am

:clap: Nice job Martin!
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#1455 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am

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.

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#1456 Post by Emilyparker » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Hey everyone... I've been studying with DW and Randee for the past week and learning to make some packer boots. Thought I'd share some photos from the week:) cheers!
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#1458 Post by homeboy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:33 pm

Emily,

THANKS a bunch for the pics! Brought back many fine memories of my time there. Soak it up! Keep taking notes and pics....it will help later on after you leave.

Give D.W. and Randee a big "howdy" for me!

Thanks once again for sharing! Keep'em coming!

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Re: The Gallery

#1459 Post by Emilyparker » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:46 pm

Well since your asked ... here are a few more:) lol. Have a great weekend!!
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#1460 Post by dw » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 pm

Three posts and already figured out how to post photos! Good on you, Emily.

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