Hard soles Mocassins

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  1. Strigidae

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    You silly! Put your feet into them! Put the 8$ in your pocket!
     
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    I've been wanting to make a pair of these. I think I'm going to give it a shot later this year.
     
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    This is awesome I ordered some leather for this... you have great skill. Do you think making the wood form from a current pair of shoes would work?? Also saw your tanning post I want to try that with the next deer, didn’t have luck this year.
     
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    i had an idea for making your own almost free goop with rubber bits.....

    get a cheap blender from a thrift store, cut up some old bike tire treads into small chunks and blend it coarse.....then screen to whatever size you want and mix with barge cement or whatever.
     
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    The dust could make a binder for your pitch glue.... would that make it rubber cement?
     
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  6. SEMO

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    Did you ever get around to making any?

    The wood form is not traditional. I just came up with that idea. You could use a pair of soles, House shoes, or flip flops. Flip flop soles Wouk probably work better than the wood form.
    Good luck on your venture.

    Where did you order leather from?
     
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  7. BlueDogScout

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    Thanks, the mountain man goat skin came from uncle George on Facebook but was shipped by Springfield leather in mo. It will be for the top, still need sole leather
     
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    Nice work! I've been wanting to do this for several years, but never got around to it. In my head, it just seems too difficult.
     
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  9. SEMO

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    Fantastic. Look forward to seeing some pics along the way.

    Mud, with your skills you have to go for it. You could even start with a pattern like this one...
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Moccasin-Kit...hash=item20e0d89e66:m:mKX0pTfpn5XtJ0RbV7a2IqQ
     
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    Sadly, no. We moved right before that, and had a baby in August. I've just recently unpacked my leather working tools from our move a year and a half ago.

    Organizing a shop that I just had built and working on the property has consumed most of my "man" time lately.
     
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    I understand your pain, minus the baby part...
     
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    You're very talented! Great job man!
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Nice! I thought about making a pair but I've been lazy.
     
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    Thanks @Stim you should go for it!

    Any progress on your Mocs?
     
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    No I still haven’t sourced the soles. I want to hand select them. I either need to go to tandy in St. Louis or wait for a rendezvous
     
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    Great Job! I always wanted to make some and put tiretreads on the bottom for protection and durability. I was gonna grab a couple pieces of the blown up tire pieces i see on the side of the road and use those.
     
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    Tire tread shoes are the real deal in South America. I have seen them for sale at street vendors, and have seen many people wearing them. More of a flip flop style though.
     
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