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Irish Brogues and Other Simple Shoes

It’s time for new shoes.  After a soon-to-be-finished commission for a leather satchel, I intend to dive into a brogue-making project in the style of 19th century Ireland.  This basic design certainly dates back much further than this as shown … Continue reading

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Jack Boots

The Shoemakers’ Shop of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has posted an excellent photo-essay of making a pair of 18th Century Jack Boots.  Their leather work is phenomenal and shows real craftsmanship.  Any leather worker can appreciate this even if they never … Continue reading

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Le Cordonnier

18th century tools of the bootmaker’s trade. Click for the source.

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The Shoemaker

A real treat from the Sifting the Past blog.  It is worth checking out if you are interested in researching the past through images of the period just prior to mass industrialization.  The Townsend’s have a couple excellent websites including … Continue reading

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The Shoemaker’s Shop

Prang’s Aids For Object Teaching written by Norman Allison Calkins in 1877.  From the Shoemaker’s Shop, Colonial Williamsburg.

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