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gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 8:48 pm    Post subject: old crafts  Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn,
How would I find out about clog making? HHHHHMMMMMMM had not thought about that one :-}

Thanks
Gill

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello, they still make clogs at Walkleys Clogs in Mytholmroyd, near Hebden Bridge (West Yorkshire). You can go and see them do it!

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 12:12 am    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi All, hope everyone is well

I looked at Walkley clogs site, interesting. I wonder if these clogs could be made at home using pine or another softish wood, then coated with varnish (the wood that is) ??????
Anyone evr tried making them?

thanks
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think they're varnished, Gill: mine have a wooden sole and a leather upper nailed to it. The sole is slightly 'sculpted' and they are really comfortable. No segs on the underside: they only makes the clogs more slippy to dance in, and rubber ones stop the noise which is half the point. I must have a look at that site...

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 8:51 am    Post subject: old carfts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn.

Do you know of anyone that makes clogs at home or anyone that has a pattern for making them?
On the WAlkley site they are rather expensive, the ones I liked were 36 pounds, do dear for me and I would have to have them sent here to Australia. So I would like to have a go at making them myself

Thanks
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sadly, Gill, I don't, but I'll put out some feelers for you!

nora



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Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sometimes a pair comes up for sale on e-bay.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gill: this site may show you why not many peopple make their own clogs! This chap is only about 40 miles form me, so I must go and have a look. Most beautiful clogs I've ever seen!

http://www.kc3.co.uk/chamber/jeremy-atkinson/

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 9:42 pm    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn,
You were right about them being beautifull clogs

Still would like to have a go at making them myself, maybe if you go and see this man you could ask him if it is possible to make clogs out of pine.

Thanks for your help
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 05 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the thing about using Sycamore is that it's a hardwood, but relatively lightweight, whereas Pine is a soft wood = less durable.

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 05 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pine isn't close-grained enough for clogs. Here in Wales alder was the traditional wood, but I've heard of chestnut and elm also being used (though elm clogs must have been bloomin' heavy, especially by the time the irons were fitted.
There's an old cobblers near us in Cardigan who still has the templates for clog-making leathers - they're sheet tin cut from old biscuit tins. If you're interested in the DIY approach I can try to get a pic of them for you.

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 05 11:02 pm    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi Gervase,
We dont have any of those woods here in Australia.
Yes I would like to have pics of the templates please.
I am still looking at having a go at making clogs myself.
Thanks for your help.
Gill

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24551
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 05 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder how hard Euaclyptus wood is: Then you'd have clogs with built in deodorisers!

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 05 10:31 am    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn,
I laughed when I read that wonder if I could find a cobler round here, theey might know.
Will keep you posted

Gill

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 05 9:59 pm    Post subject: old crafts Reply with quote    

Hi Mochyn
I went to see a local cobbler, well its a shop that makes shoes.
The lady who makes the shoes was VERY nice and quite helpfull, she suggested using a hard wood like Jarah, but make one in pine just to see how to do it.
I have contacted a few people who make clogs in UK, one said its too hard to explain. Another said if I wanted to be come to UK and be an apprentice he would teach me ( cant afford to do that LOL) So I am still none the wiser.
Oh well, I tried

Gill

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