I've made a few pairs of basic turnshoes, largely for the same reason (boy's who have feet that seem to grow as you watch them!). Never needed a last for a turnshoe, it wouldn't really help. I've never glued them, simply stitched with heavy linen cobblers thread. The most difficult bit is turning the toes, even using a softening product such as neatsfoot oil I find myself frequently resort to teeth, hammer, pointy stick and bad language to get it to completely turn.http://historiclife.com/pdf/Shoemaking.pdf
The above website has some useful tips.http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chrisand ... ction.html
This 1st one is a good basic shoe, I don't always bother with the stiffener if it's for a child who'll probably grow before the next outing. The second one is also good, it's meant for a child but I've made similar ones for new/trial members of various groups and, with some practice, the shoes usually last a whole season allowing some time to save up for a decent pair.
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