Monthly Archives: September 2015

France

I’m in Firminy, France right now for a leather show. I’m with my friend Carina, and today we took a sightseeing drive up a mountain. The class I’m teaching begins tomorrow morning.

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It’s a Boot Life

Here’s the link to my “It’s a Boot Life” video for September. “It’s a Boot Life”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6l12Q0_EfY

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Ball fillers

I’m glueing in a piece called the ball filler to bring everything up to level. Then I can lace in the steel shank. The best way I’ve found to apply the water-based contact cement is to use a squirt bottle and … Continue reading

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Goal achieved

Goal: Inseam both boots by 6pm Finished: 5:57pm

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Now I get to inseam

This morning was all about shaping and finishing the toes on these boots. This afternoon I plan to inseam one pair. I forced myself to make all of my waxed threads yesterday (there was much whining, sighing, and complaining) and … Continue reading

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My haunted studio

I’ve been searching for my missing heel pry tool for days. This morning I came into the shop and found it lying in the middle of my work bench. One of my mentors told me that when you search everywhere … Continue reading

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We match!

My day is NOT going as planned so there’s not much progress in the boot shop, but I’m leaving soon for a bluegrass festival weekend. I hope to return inspired and recharged. In the meantime, here’s a picture Paige posted … Continue reading

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