This is a tutorial on how to make your own pair of Geta. (this is the real way of making them. these are made from one piece of oak instead of 3 glued together.)
It is fairly easy but you do need some moderate wood working skills.
I have made longbows and other stuff from wood before so I know how it will behave
This pair of geta's will be made from Oak.
Step 1: Choosing the wood
You dont want it too be full of cracks and holes.
I have already mesured and cut out for each foot on the picture below.
Cut about 1 cm from your foot because then you will be able to shape your geta later.
Step 2: Start Sanding and Sanding
And when you are done with the first one then its on too the next one.
(this took me about 5 hours to complete because I wanted it too look really nice)
Step 3: The all important teeth
TAKE IT SLOOOOOW.
First mark out were you want your teeth
there are really no standards to where and how high but a minimum of 4 cm high is recommended. (I have seen some that are as high as 17 cm !!!)
Use a chisel (i think that its the right name) and a hammer to slowly remove the wood.
Make sure you dont hurt the teeths.
Do this on both shoes :P
OBS the front shall be a bit longer than the back. for more easy walking