A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Fanatic Friends of Craftster can disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 315,883
Currently Running With Scissors:
487 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My pattern and mock-up  (Read 1786 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
ElfN
« on: September 05, 2009 06:59:22 PM »

I'm a newbee and not yet allowed to post pictures, so you'll have to follow the links.  I made a pair of 10th century shoes at a two weekend workshop.  The technique for making them used my foot as the last.  If you have any kind of toe issues at all, I wouldn't recommend the technique.  The class was fun and I learned a lot.  Here's a link to the result http://norisstuff.com/?p=322.

I have made a pattern and a mockup and I'm pretty pleased with the result.  I made one adjustment after the mockup was complete (where the pin is) http://norisstuff.com/?p=358.  I'll try and post more as I work through the process.  I have the tools and leather I need but I still need barge cement and lasts that match my feet.  I'm working on plaster of paris lasts and will order barge cement shortly, if I haven't already (flakey memory).

ElfN

THIS ROCKS   Logged
Ludi
May the Ghost Squid be with you.
Offline Offline

Posts: 12406
Joined: 06-Jan-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009 06:48:22 AM »

That's fantastic!

One note of warning, which may be redundant but just in case it isn't - Barge cement is extremely toxic and care should be taken not to get it on your skin and you MUST have plenty of ventilation when you use it (preferably outside) or use an expensive respirator with the appropriate cartridges.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

"We can have anything we want, because we can make it." - RovingAnarchist

http://ernestthesiger.org/
http://immenseminiatures.com/
ElfN
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009 02:34:55 PM »

It's a good warning for everyone.  I hope those intending to use barge cement pay attention.

The composite rubber soles on the 10th century shoes are a mix of barge cement, barge thinner and ground rubber.  Once the mix reaches a consistency of peanut butter it's painted onto the roughed up bottom of the shoes.  The nice bit is it can be renewed as necessary with little effort.

ElfN
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Room Divider
Tute Tuesday: Snow Dyeing
Baby, It's Cold Outside



Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands