The Tool Shed is our online shop for specialist shoemaking tools and materials which you might find hard to find elsewhere. We sell the stuff we use ourselves, so it is all great quality and ideal for making shoes by hand.
This week we have added some new items which you might be interested in.
First up are waist irons, aimed at more experienced shoemakers, these are for making the bevelled waist - the gold standard of "West End " handmade bespoke shoes
|Example of a bevelled waist|
Made by legendary Sheffield tool makers Barnsley, we are selling them in 4 sizes for £63.90 plus shipping to anywhere in the world
Next up is the craft paste we use, made by Hirschkleber in Germany, this is a water based paste which dries hard, perfect for toe puffs and stiffeners. It has a 2 hour drying time (approximately), giving you plenty of time for lasting. It has the advantage of being 'revivable' with water, making repairs and remakes much easier.
Available in 600g tubs for £13 plus shipping in the Tool Shed
And last but not least, we are selling cork sheeting, ideal for filling the fore part of your shoes. It can also be used for fitting up lasts. Should be enough for 2 plus pairs of shoes.
We are selling a 50cm x 50cm sheet cut in half and rolled for ease of shipping. It costs £6.70 plus shipping
All are available now in Tool Shed and can be shipped anywhere in the world
And that is it for this week, folks. Until next time, happy shoemaking!