Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pegging the soles

Brittney is pegging her boot soles today. She almost got sent home for wearing an orange OSU shirt in my shop but I decided I could be tolerant. Bless her heart. JOKING!!

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Brittney’s boots

My student Brittney stitched the soles on her cowboy boots. The Curved Needle is an extremely difficult machine to learn and she did a fantastic job. I’m trying to decide if she’s unusually talented or if I’m an exceptional teacher.

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Working in the shop

In the foreground is my student Brittney working on the boots she’s learning to make. That’s my daughter Paige in the background at the second finisher. She just started a pair of shoes for her grandma.

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Monday Video

I’ve been doing a YouTube video every Monday. I’ve changed format a little, made it longer, and from now on I’ll be uploading a new video every other Monday. It’s just a little snippet of life in a boot shop.

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Teacher and student

Proud teacher and happy student…

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Rebecca’s boots

Rebecca finished her boots, or at least she got as far as we planned for this class. She’s training as a shoemaker in Germany so she has the skills to complete the boots after she gets back home. She’ll have … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s boot tops

My student Rebecca has finished her boot tops and she’s done a great job!

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Rebecca, student

Rebecca has all of the colored pieces glued into her boot tops and is punching the center hole for the flowers.

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My First Pair of Boots

This was the first pair of cowboy boots I ever had, made by my old mentor Jay Griffith. I inlaid and stitched the boot tops. I redid the design for Rebecca’s boots because I wanted it to be her first … Continue reading

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New Student’s Work

My student this week is Rebecca. She’s training to be a shoemaker in Germany and is here for an inlay/overlay class. Since she’s already a shoemaker her project is a set of boot tops which she’ll be able to take … Continue reading

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