5th part in this series on traditional english clog making
Jeremy talks about the finer points of fitting the upper before nailing the leather to the sole.
He also shows us the different patterns for the leather uppers used in traditional clog making throughout the centuries.
3rd Part in this series on traditional english clog making
In this video Jeremy demonstrates different methods of attaching the uppers, using a last to shape the leather.
He also explains how the uppers were traditionally stitched and talks about the irons used on the soles.
Jeremy Atkinson is England's last remaining clog maker using traditional craft skills. Lynwen and Dave from Artisan were intrigued, so we met up with him earlier this year at his small shop / workshop in Kington, deep in the West Country of England.
This is the first of 6 videos in which Jeremy shows how to make traditional English clogs.
He talks about the wood traditionally used in clog making; demonstrates how to hand cut a block of wood with a blocker, or stock knife, transforming it into the sole of the clog; and talks about the properties of the stock knife and the changing use of the name over the years.
There's a small shop on the far end of the country from us that we like very much. Mike Hancock has the best selection of hand tools from independent makers, probably in Europe. He has an intimate knowledge of each range supplied iin his shop and has been to visit many of the workshops and forges to see them being made. We made the long journey over to Suffolk in East Anglia to take a closer look at what Mike's got to offer at classichandtools.com