Monthly Archives: September 2018

More skiving

After another day of skiving, I have all of the pieces cut and skived for each of these three boot tops.

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Skiving

Why yes, I did spend my whole day skiving. However did you guess?

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It’s a Boot Life

YouTube video for September: I have a guest instructor explaining how he successfully uses the water-based Aquilim 315 to glue rubber soles. It’s a Boot Life

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New shoes

Well, it appears my expectation of being a master shoemaker by the time I finished my second pair of shoes was a little optimistic. (That’s a joke, people!) I learned a lot, they’re wearable, and I enjoyed making them. Those … Continue reading

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Practice

No lasers, no magic, just my hands and an X-Acto knife…

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What a mess!

Embarrassingly enough, this was one of my workbenches. My pride and honor has been restored.

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New designs, old history

I drew the design on the left yesterday. I decided it wasn’t really what I wanted for that pair of boots, so I chose the vintage tulip stitch instead. Interesting bit of history: A very similar tulip stitch is traditional … Continue reading

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