Academic Year 2023-24 Update
The Shoe Lab is open to students enrolled in shoe making courses during class time and faculty monitored open hours.
Open Task Time Fall 2023:
Monday – Thursday – 12pm to 3:30pm
Friday – 3pm to 6pm
Please refer to the CLASSROOM SCHEDULE document for available rooms and class times
About the Shoemaking Studio
Open only to students enrolled in shoe making courses
The Shoemaking Studio is located in room 517 of the University Center.
Machines currently available include*:
- Butcher-block worktables w/ cutting mats
- Lasting posts
- 2 plain stitch industrial sewing machines (for shoe work only)
- 2 post machines (for shoe work only)
- 3-in-1-Cutter & Press
Additional machines available during class time include:
- Edge Skiver
- Heel press
- Supreme 220 Sander
- 3 Fume Extractor Hoods (for glue application and curing)
*Students and faculty members are also able to use alternative locations and equipment listed below to complete any ongoing projects:
–Additional post machines: U518 Sewing Specialty Room, U429/430 Open Studio
-Additional Ironing Station: U518 Sewing Specialty Room, U429/430 Open Studio
-Additional Shoe Lasting Posts and Butcher Block tables: U431, U511 (available when classes are not being held in the listed spaces )
-Edge Skiver: Available in U518 when accompanied by a faculty or after completing the required orientation.
–Sander: Sanders available a N2 Wood Shop, FOR LEATHER AND WOOD ONLY, no shoe adhesives, or material with adhesives on it, is allowed.
- Sewing Technicians