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Get­ting Star­ted: Basic Tools and Mater­i­als

In these “Get­ting Star­ted” posts I want to lay out the mater­i­als, tools and inform­a­tion you need to build your first pair of shoes. As you move on to build­ing more detailed shoes or shoes built with more peri­od tech­niques there are more things you will need, but these can be …

Prac­tice!

At the time I’m writ­ing this I’ve made five com­plete pairs of shoes (and a couple of com­pletely writ­ten off attempts). The second shoe of the latest pair was the first one I have looked at and thought of as a com­pet­ent piece of appren­tice level work where all the basic tech­niques were …

Expect­a­tions on Start­ing Out Mak­ing Shoes

The thing I say to people con­tem­plat­ing their first pair of shoes is that all they need to do is go on your feet and last long enough for you to make your second pair. It doesn’t mat­ter if they’ve got things wrong with them. A pair of peri­od shoes that didn’t …

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