Monthly Archives: April 2014

Newsletter Here’s ┬ámy newsletter for April.

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It’s a Boot Life Cutting alligator leather and new shank pullers on “It’s a Boot Life.”

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My family on Easter Sunday, 2014

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Lasted boots

One boot is always harder to last than the other. I’m tired and running late so I promised myself that the second one would be the easy one and…it was!

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Preparing to last

I’m preparing to last the oak leaf boots. I like the way I can control where the water goes when I spray the boots, and I like the way I can get the counter soft and pliable when I soak … Continue reading

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Oak leaf boots

I sewed the side seams yesterday and turned them this morning. They’re beginning to look like boots!

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Reinforcing and crimping vamps

One set of red alligator vamps is on the crimp boards. The brown leather is kangaroo lining and it’s cemented to the red alligator. This is how I reinforce a delicate leather; I only reinforce the tongue area and edges. … Continue reading

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