Lacing the shank

I'm getting ready for one of my favorite parts of making boots--lacing in the shank with my leftover inseaming threads.

I’m getting ready for one of my favorite parts of making boots–lacing in the shank with my leftover inseaming threads.

Now the shank is laced into place; isn't it pretty?

Now the shank is laced into place; isn’t it pretty?

I've covered up the shank with the shank cover and pegged it into place. Next I'll be ready for the sole.

I’ve covered up the shank with the shank cover and pegged it into place. Next I’ll be ready for the sole.

About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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