Monthly Archives: January 2019

Three done, one to go

I’m tired and don’t want to lay soles today, but when I prepare soles the day before and they’re ready, I don’t really have a choice. I’ve put the soles on three boots and this is the final one!

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Know when to walk away

I spent a peaceful afternoon inseaming boots. Many boot makers won’t go home until they complete a pair, and I only did a pair and a half, but I figure that second boot will still be here tomorrow!

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Nicknames

Hahaha! If you’ve heard the story of how I became a boot maker, you know that Jay Griffith–the first boot maker I worked for–was a grumpy old alcoholic who used to scream and cuss at his employees, which terrified me. … Continue reading

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Toes

Cowboy boot toes: The trick is making them match.

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It’s a Boot Life

For those of you who were paying attention, there was no “It’s a Boot Life” video for November or December. Sometimes I have too much to do and cloning myself hasn’t worked out yet. For my January video I demonstrate … Continue reading

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Marty Stuart

I love Marty because he passionately loves country music. I get that. ❤ Also, in the “Tempted” video he’s wearing a pair of yellow boots we made when I worked with Jay Griffith. I believe we made the black top/white … Continue reading

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Trio

I have a lovely trio of boots to keep me company in the shop today.

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