Monthly Archives: June 2018

ESSA

I had a fantastic time at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts with my dedicated and talented students! Here they are with their completed independent leather inlay/overlay projects.

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It’s a Boot Life

This is a link to Part Two of speed boot making on my YouTube show “It’s a Boot Life.”

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts

CLASS SPACE HAS BEEN FILLED. I’m teaching a 5 day leather inlay/overlay class in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, next week–Monday through Friday, 9-5. One of my confirmed students has had to cancel, but instead of asking for a refund he’s requested … Continue reading

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Skiving

 

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Chair collaboration

This is a collaboration I did a few years ago with John Gallis of Norseman Designs in Cody, Wyoming.

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Boot memories

There’s a funny story about these boots; they’re a reproduction of an old Olsen Stelzer design with the last name added. When the lady ordered the boots she said, “I want an oil derrick on the boots because my family … Continue reading

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Fortune-telling

I foresee much skiving in my future.

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One more

Whoops, there was one more design inside me. Whenever people tell me that my designs or sense of color are “feminine” I reply that everything I know about color and design I learned from a grumpy old alcoholic man.

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Ready to cut leather

In my shop, this is how I create all of the pattern pieces for an inlaid design. A typical boot top is four panels–two fronts and two backs. Assuming the design is symmetrical, each design element is repeated either four … Continue reading

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Back to work

OK, I think I’ve drawn all the designs that were wanting to come out. Maybe now I can get some work done.

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