Monthly Archives: May 2014

I forgot to post an update earlier because I actually got to get back in the shop and work! Today was cool and cloudy all day until after the air conditioner repairman came and fixed the air conditioner. The shop … Continue reading

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I’m going home now

Sometime this afternoon between fixing the crimp break, attempting (with no luck at all) to fix the air conditioner that chose NOW to die, working on my YouTube video for Monday, and receiving a huge shipment of leather from England, … Continue reading

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Baker Leather

My order from Baker Leather in England just arrived and Morgan is preparing to remove all the packaging with her fearsome knife.

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“Competition”

I get an email like this every now and then and it always ticks me off. Ray Dorwart is another cowboy boot maker in my town. I certainly don’t view him as a competitor–we’re friends and fellow boot makers. I’m … Continue reading

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Pegging soles

There are 95 little wooden pegs in the sole of this boot. The pegs are always spaced the same so the total number of pegs depends upon the size of the boots.

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Another view

This is the bottom view of a pair of lasted boots. Occasionally I have problems with water spots when I last in the toe of a boot. I’ve started completely lasting in the toe area when I last the boot, … Continue reading

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Lasted!

I have two pairs of boots on the last! I believe I shall coast for the rest of the day.

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Lasting

Hmmm… this is a boot with a 2″ heel. Normally they’re a FIGHT to last but this one was sweet and easy. I’m not sure if I should be happy or worried. We’ll see how the next one goes.

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Two pairs of boots

Two pairs of boots have been side seamed and turned right-side-out. Tomorrow I’ll put them on the last.

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What… me make mistakes?

I forgot to put the side liners between the vamp and the liner. I had to take out the side welt stitching, peel it back, stick it in, and restitch it. It’s a rookie mistake which I will blame on … Continue reading

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