Monthly Archives: November 2013

Monday

My Mondays are usually fully occupied with phone calls, emails, errands, and everything but boot making. However, I did manage to get these one step closer to being finished. I’m getting ready to put them on the trees where they’ll … Continue reading

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It’s a Boot Life

It’s a Boot Life This week on my Monday video I demonstrate trimming an outsole, interview Bill Shanor of Bonney and Wills School of Shoemaking, demonstrate how to hold and use a skiving knife, and debut a new feature: Email … Continue reading

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November newsletter

November newsletter I wrote my monthly newsletter over the weekend and it’s available on my web site. It features a photo essay of my boots getting to visit the Grand Canyon!

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Peewee boots

I nailed the rubber heels caps on this morning and the glue that I put on yesterday was still tacky. I can’t think of any good reason to leave things overnight before putting them together but it’s nice to know … Continue reading

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Almost…

These boots are almost finished!

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Rubber heel caps

The next step on these is putting on the rubber heel cap. I’m doing an experiment with the Aquilim 315 contact cement. I know it stays “sticky” longer than regular contact cement but I don’t know how much longer. I’ve … Continue reading

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Fallen Heroes Fund

On Thursday, November 14, I’ll be in Dallas, Texas for a book signing party at PDNB Gallery. I’m one of the featured artists in the book “Portraits of the American Craftsman.” There will be four prints available that night for … Continue reading

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Building heels

I haven’t posted pictures of these boots for a while but I have been working on them. The soles are on and I’m building the heels now. I am so proud to say that these are the first two pairs … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon stitching

I’m not usually sad when I’m finally through stitching a boot top, especially not on a Sunday afternoon when I didn’t want to work anyway. But this design was really fun!

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North via South blog

North via South blog A couple of weeks ago I was visited by an interesting couple who are traveling north from Antarctica to Alaska. They stopped by my shop while they were in Guthrie and wrote about it in their … Continue reading

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