Today I prepared a pair of boots for inseaming…
…and inseamed them. It’s my favorite thing to do when I’m alone in the shop. I had the music on and sang the afternoon away.
Here’s my newsletter for April.
Cutting alligator leather and new shank pullers on “It’s a Boot Life.”
One boot is always harder to last than the other. I’m tired and running late so I promised myself that the second one would be the easy one and…it was!
I’m preparing to last the oak leaf boots. I like the way I can control where the water goes when I spray the boots, and I like the way I can get the counter soft and pliable when I soak them. So I combine the two techniques: I soak the counter area then spray the rest of the foot prior to lasting.
I sewed the side seams yesterday and turned them this morning. They’re beginning to look like boots!