Rainbows and shoes

I inseamed the rainbow shoes today. I’ve left one on its side to show the stitching; this isn’t the way shoes are supposed to look inside, but it’s how cowboy boots look inside and these are cowboy boot shoes!

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Finishing soles

This

is a sole made from Baker Leather, which I import from England. The finish is achieved simply by rubbing the sole firmly as it dries with a wooden rub stick or a smooth hammer handle. There’s no wax or polish at all.
I haven’t rubbed/shined the area with pegs because I’ll have to sand the pegs smooth and that would destroy any finish I’d achieved.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sandas

New sandals for meeeeeeeeeThey have closed toes because I’ve worn cowboy boots for too many years and I don’t like for my toes to show.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Group photo

A customer brought in four pairs of boots to be shined, giving me the rare opportunity for a group photo! In order from left to right:”The Way I Am””If Heartaches Had Wings””Flowers On The Wall””Sunday Morning Coming Down”

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More experiments

Here’s a pair of shoe uppers made from the fabric used for Fender amps. Please someone tell me that the gray bar along the vamp edge looks like the knobs on a Fender amp. The last for this pair should arrive in a couple of weeks and then I’ll find out if I know how to last shoes made of fabric.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Back at work

If I have to be out of my shop for a while it always takes several days to catch up on paperwork and orders before I get to work on boots or shoes again. I was finally able to get back into my workspace this week, and this is what I did today.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Square toes and wingtips

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Progress on the rainbow shoes

I’m still getting the tongues too long which is a problem I only have on the cowboy boot shoes and it’s beginning to annoy me. Obviously I need to figure out what the problem is and fix it. Other than that, they’re pretty sweet.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Closed toe sandals

I’m not sure what I’m doing here, but I’m having fun!

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing

Introducing “If Heartaches Had Wings”

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment