In 2006 I decided to shift my primary craft focus to the Art of Making Shoes.
Shoes are hard to make.
This is where I am so far. I like to call myself a "Self Directed Apprentice"
I also make custom tools for Shoe and Boot Making
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Shoe Making: Men's Practise Derby V4b
As a novice Maker I am trying to establish a solid understanding of the process.
Modification to the 11B is just to give me a little more room in the tarsometatarsal area; the area of the vamp.
The full set of patterns.
I have started putting the Key points on everything; the patterns, the drape, even the lasts!
In order to try out my latest invention; the "curved awl pliers" I made a traditional set of channels.
Pre lasting complete, I really like this new last!