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Re: Thoughts on cobbling

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:58 am
by Andrea L Redden
the_power wrote:I've had mixed results with shoe-making. I've no source of lasts (wooden foot moulds), and I'm not good enough at woodcarving to make one for my feet.

According to Olaf Goubitz 1991 “Short instructions for making the reconstruction of a shoe from archaeological sources” (emailed off-list) you don’t need anything as complicated as a last. All you need is a “sewing support”, which in the drawing looks like nothing more complicated than a shoe outline cut out of a plank with a jigsaw, nailed to a stand made of bits of scrap wood. Wayne Robinson used it for his last pair of 17thC latchet shoes and said it worked a treat.
Anybody know how to cut’n’paste a drawing out of a PDF?

Andrea from Oz

Re: Thoughts on cobbling

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:30 am
by museumtom
Open the page on PDF. Click CTRL and Print SysRq at the same time(or printscreen, which ever you have on you keyboard).
Open a paint program.
Press Ctrl and V and it will paste it for you. Then you can clip it and save it wherever you wish.
Regards.
Tom.

Re: Thoughts on cobbling

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:01 am
by Andrea L Redden
Thanks Tom. Here'tiz.

GoubitzSS.JPG
Wooden shoe "sewing support" from Goubitz.
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Andrea