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Monthly Archives: June 2013


As I mentioned earlier, I set up a third course in New York. So, here is your final chance to put your hands on making shoes:

CLASSIC MEN’S SHOE MAKING. 5 DAYS (1490.00 USD)

Participants will craft a pair of classic men’s shoe with cemented welt. All materials and tools will be provided.

17th July to 21st July in New York, NY

And there is a chance for a 3rd course in NY due the huge interest. There is only a waiting list for that, so keep registering – we will let you know if we make it or not. (we already have 2 registrations so only 3 missing for the course!)

BALLET SHOE COURSE. 4 DAYS ($695.00) 

All participant will create a pair of flat ballet shoe. All materials and tools will be provided. There will be possibility for few individual design and decoration changes.

22nd July to 25th July New York, NY

 

More info: http://www.shoemakingcourse.com/new-schedule-summer-courses-2013


The first pair of shoes is coming together in the new workshop.

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…in progress. This time I decided to make some furniture. Obviously there is nobody around who could help me in this – or who could is just not affordable for me, so after some research I decided to make my tables for myself. FYI I have NEVER ever made tables.

So I did the design and get the pieces. Some of them could be cut at hardware store, some of them – the legs – were just too thick, so I had to do it on my own, by hand and a 9 dollar saw.

 

This is my workshop. Not bad for one person, but I have to squeeze my ideas too.. 🙂

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And this the parts of the very ambitious plan.

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If someone want to build it:

1 tabletop (24 x 48)

4 legs (3 x 3 x 24) – if you are taller you can leave it slightly longer.

3 short pieces for the frame: (1 x 4 x 20) (Interesting fact: the pieces are NEVER the same as it is written on the label. My one inch thick piece was 3/4)

2 long pieces for the frame (1 x 4 x 44)

+ get a bunch of screw, a drill and wood glue.

I just put it together, just to see, if the measurements are OK or not.

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As it seems fine, I start to assemble.

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The frame is done.

 

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Then the legs. NOt only glue, but screws as well.

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The frame is done with the legs assembled.

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I added a little extra pieces on the sides, so my precious tools not gonna fall down and break.

 

 

 

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This is the bottom of the desk. That little piece will hold the tabletop in its place, but it will be still removable.

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Tomorrow I will post pics from the ready made desk.

The next plan is a cutting table, but I don’t know when.

 


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Rare product from my workshop – a woman sandal. Every girl deserve to have a red, patent shiny, alligator sandal, right? 😉

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1. Let me start with the great news – finally we could set up a company, here in the United States, so now on Koronya is officially represented and capable of doing local business, education… and this is the fantastic update – webshop. Yes. Cordwainertools.com will get back to business very-very soon. Tools, materials, lasts – everything what you might need to create footwear.

2. Courses are coming soon – due some cancellations we still have at least one spot in all of them, moreover we plan to keep a third one in New York. 5 courses in one summer! That is probably a new record for us.

3. I found a workshop in Savannah. Maybe not the fanciest location ever – the third floor of a school building, but it has enough space to create shoes and maybe some bags. No storefront, but it will come eventually. Maybe in a year or so. Anyway – I am gonna hold the summer courses in there, I hope the participant will enjoy it, just like me.
Actually it also let me to post more tutorials and blog posts. Isn’t it just great?

4. Koronya RTW is coming! I actually have a bunch of ideas and now I have a workshop to make it happen. Just watch!

And finally something important to mention: 
Register to courses, if you really mean it – we were really generous not to charge anything for those wishy-washy people who booked a place, than change their mind in the last weeks. That is over. No other institutes let students do that ever. It is not fair to us, it is not fair to others who couldn’t register and definitely not fair to all the others, endangering the course itself. I hope you guys will understand.


A little update about the summer courses:

1 spot left in the women shoe course in Savannah. 

Basic women’s flat ballet shoe. 4 days (695.00 USD)

All participant will create a pair of flat ballet shoe. All materials and tools will be provided. There will be possibility for few individual design and decoration changes.

24th to 27th June in Savannah, GA

Also 1 spot for… 

Classic men’s shoe making. 5 days (1490.00 USD)

Participants will craft a pair of classic men’s shoe with cemented welt. All materials and tools will be provided.

17th July to 21st July in New York, NY

And there is a chance for a 3rd course in NY due the huge interest. There is only a waiting list for that, so keep registering – we will let you know if we make it or not. (we already have 2 registrations so only 3 missing for the course!)

Possible 2nd Ballet shoe course. 4 days ($695.00) 

All participant will create a pair of flat ballet shoe. All materials and tools will be provided. There will be possibility for few individual design and decoration changes.

22nd July to 25th July New York, NY