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How to Repair Shoes

80 pages20 minutes


How to Repair Shoes is a comprehensive guide to shoe-mending with chapters on necessary equipment, how to use the tools, preparing materials, running a shop, and much more. With helpful illustrations and simple instructions, this timeless guide will be of considerable utility to modern readers with a practical interest in shoe repair. Contents include: “The Proper Way to keep a Shoeshop”,”Making a Waxed End”, “Some Points to bear in mind about Waxed Ends”, “To Make the Plain Stitch”, “The Study of Different Awls”, “How to Sharpen Knives”, “The Square-awl like the Knife and the Chisel”, “The Divisions of a Last”, “The French Hammer, Welt-knife and Rhan-file”, “Repairing a Heel”, “How to McKay Sawed Shoe is Made”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of shoemaking.

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