Monthly Archives: April 2014

Oak leaf boots

The boots are finished except for the final polish, which I’ll do after they’ve sat on the trees all night. Tomorrow when I post the last picture I’ll tell you what I’ve named them.

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Customer note

I received this lovely note today from the new owner of these boots: “We just got back to Houston and my boots were waiting for me. They are stunning in person and they fit beautifully. Thank you so much for … Continue reading

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Finishing soles

Cowboy boots typically have half of the sole natural and half black or brown. I’m using a refillable marker to dye the brown right at the line because these markers won’t allow the dye to bleed like a dauber will. … Continue reading

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Pegged soles

I got the soles laid and pegged on the oak leaf boots. They’re almost completed!

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Prize Winning Boots

These are the boots that won a Gold Medal and trophy at a shoemaking competition in the Netherlands. I rarely ever get to make blue boots so when I do I try to choose a title with the word blue … Continue reading

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Extra

Sometimes I put a little bit more of myself into my boots.

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Inseaming

  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.

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