Monthly Archives: October 2014

That’s all for today

My shop is a mess but I’m going home. I think I’ve done enough for today.

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Challenge accepted

There are always things I want to do better but I finally got the pegs as smooth as I wanted them today. I was talking to Dave Little a few years ago and he mentioned that sometimes his clients complained … Continue reading

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Next I’ll add the shine.

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I’m feeling soleful

It looks like I’ll be finishing soles today.

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October newsletter

I sent out my October newsletter this morning; here’s a link if you’d like to read it. To receive it directly to your inbox every month send an email to customboots@aol.com with “Subscribe” in the subject line.

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Steel shanks

These boots have a steel shank carefully shaped to fit the arch area. It’s laced into place and protected by the pegged shank cover.

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Saturdays with the Sorrells

Paige and I have spent a companionable morning at my shop. She was working on her next project and I was inseaming that final boot. Now it’s on to a fun-filled family afternoon of Helping Dale Clean Out The Barn.

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Choices

I just finished inseaming one boot of this pair. Now my choices are: A.) work late and inseam the other or B.) go home and spend the evening with my family (they’re planning a trip to OKC for dinner and … Continue reading

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Sewing, sewing, just keep sewing

One done, three boots to go.

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Inseaming

I’ll be inseaming these boots today. The black cords hanging over the boots are the inseaming threads, which I prepared yesterday before I left work. I’m rarely ever disciplined enough to prepare them ahead of time so I’m feeling quite … Continue reading

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