This tutorial takes you through the process of making a pair of 14th century Pattens. It was high on my list for quite a while, and I was hesitant to try making them, but it was much easier than anticipated. It helped that we had access to an awesome wood shop, but using hand tools would not make it more difficult, just more time consuming.
We made the pattens about 10 years ago and I lost some of the process pictures since them, but I think you can still get a good overview of our process. Enjoy!!