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Project by wrench posted 07-15-2012 06:44 PM 1990 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sandals are made of maple. The straps are hemp rope. The finish is just a light citrus and bees wax blend.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 06:49 PM

Neat little project. I have a plan in an old Deltagram magazine for making beach shoes, thought about making them for fun.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 07:03 PM

Shouldn’t you have made them from Beech?

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 07:47 PM

Idk i have never made them before but i know dutch shoes are poplar not beech. Is there a reason you would want beech?

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 12:49 AM

I have a pair of Dutch Sabots and I modified to fit my feet provided I also wear very thick socks. They are on the clunky side but they are comfortable after the modification – couldn’t wear them before modification. The soles of those dutch clogs are somewhat curved like a rocking chair to make it easier for walking, so without the curve, how do your flipflops work? They look beautifully made, J.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 01:36 AM

You had me till I seen them legs…............. hahaha Please don’t walk on any hot coals, there may be an aroma in the air between them flops & the hemp ! :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 07-16-2012 03:18 AM

I cupped the soles with a grinder and tried to make them the shape of some old sandals i had.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 05:04 AM

Great job and idea .
They may hear you going when you are ask to make more . LOL
Balsa wood is very quiet .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 07-26-2012 02:23 AM

These are so Cool! I’m gonna have to steal this!

-- I have a fever, and the only perscription is, more COWBELL!

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