18th C. Shoemaker’s Toolbox

February 10th, 2011

I just posted a new project writeup on a 18th C. Shoemaker’s Toolbox. This was an attempt to reconstruct a period cordwainer’s toolbox based on research graciously made available by the folks at the Colonial Williamsburg shoemaker’s shop. I’ve been wanting a period toolbox for some time now, and I’ve made it such that I can potentially use it for 16th C. stuff as well, even though the tools may not necessarily be 100% authentic. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “18th C. Shoemaker’s Toolbox”

  1. Ilya Says:

    Here is XVII c. wooden shoemaker’s toolbox: http://geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/items/NISA01:2309

  2. raisedheels Says:

    Thank you so much for the link! This is a great box – however, it seems to me that this may not be a shoemaker’s box. I don’t see any shoemaking tools (awls, bristles, etc) but only things like sealing wax, a gavel, and slippers, which were common for officials like this. This link is appreciated, though!

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