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marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 11 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

https://earthandliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/viking-shoes-tutorial-sort-of.html

I like the look of these

Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
Posts: 2956
Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 11 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i love what you have made,looks very proffessional...I have seen someone wearing those shoes..would love a pair, they look so comfy.

hairyhippy



Joined: 15 May 2006
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 11 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I built my forge from a bbq out of a skip, an ikea table leg and a budget hairdryer from Adsa

There's a chap around the corner who welds traintracks for a living and I blagged a length to bash hot metal against.

Fun fun fun.


Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 11 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

marigold wrote:
https://earthandliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/viking-shoes-tutorial-sort-of.html

I like the look of these


As I've got a plentiful supply of alder wood I'm tempted to have a go at a pair of wooden sole / leather upper clogs one day. I might need to wait until I can get some cheaper leather to have a go at those.

As for a forge, I've got my eye out for a cheap but sturdy anvil or suitable lump of steel.

Here's the latest thing I've made, I purchased the blade a few years ago and I spotted the wood for the handle in a load of logs we had delivered. The sheath is 3.2mm veg tanned leather, wet formed. The knife looks a little basic and 'dumpy' but it's very pleasant to hold and use.


Kenworth



Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Posts: 855
Location: Michigan
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have you made leather animal leads? Perhaps a headstall or halter? Pouches and bags are wonderful. Leather mittens are wonderful in the winter for gathering firewood.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 11 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I might have a go at a dog lead but I've been a bit concerned about the strength as our dog is rather strong for her size. I've also got the chewed remains of a dog collar that I'll remake.

I've just taken delivery of just under 115 square foot of various leathers so I have plenty of materials to play with. Some thick 3mm undyed veg-tan, some really lovely 2mm dark brown leather and an entire cow of 1mm dark brown leather for making some bags and pouches (it looks a bit 70's but it fine for what I want if for). I'll not mention the kinky shiny stuff, but I did get some stripper to go with it.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 11 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I'll not mention the kinky shiny stuff, but I did get some stripper to go with it.



NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 11 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

marigold wrote:
https://earthandliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/viking-shoes-tutorial-sort-of.html

I like the look of these




....so I clicked the link, was redirected via Google security, who had a hissy fit about suspicious activity, sent texts to my mobile to verify who I am, had to sign up for Blogger, and after all that it's an "invite-only" blog....

Can someone post a pic please?

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 11 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
marigold wrote:
https://earthandliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/viking-shoes-tutorial-sort-of.html

I like the look of these




....so I clicked the link, was redirected via Google security, who had a hissy fit about suspicious activity, sent texts to my mobile to verify who I am, had to sign up for Blogger, and after all that it's an "invite-only" blog....

Can someone post a pic please?


Sorry - link worked when I posted it without having to sign in. Try this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-shoes/ or https://www.rockingfacts.com/how-to-make-viking-shoes-viking-shoes-tutorial/ The shoes turn up in lots of places - perhaps the original author got tired of being ripped off.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 11 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh wow!!
They look amazing!

*must not begin leatherwork, must not begin leatherwork*

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