Monthly Archives: March 2019

It’s a start

Today I finished fitting a last, created the boot top pattern, and drew the design.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Mail

My boots made the headlines! Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Daily Mail, UK

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Almost there

I don’t get to relax and enjoy my Saturday until I peg two pairs of boot soles. One down, three more soles to go.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Whoops

This is what happens when you hit the shank with your pegging awl.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It’s a Boot Life

For my 100th episode of “It’s a Boot Life” I’m featuring the whole of my presentation in England at the Independent Shoemaker’s Conference. I spoke about the qualities of a good teacher, and this is probably my favorite of all … Continue reading

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Inlay/Overlay class

If you’ve been wanting to take a leather inlay/overlay class with me, now is your chance! Class size is limited to six, so reserve your space now if you’re interested. Eureka Springs School of Art

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Whine

I’m not setting any boot maker speed records, but me and my poor little blistered hand did manage to inseam one boot today.

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sharing

OK, I’m going to share. A while ago I experienced a family tragedy; due to the illness leading up to it and the grief following, I didn’t work much in the shop for around three years. I tell students ALWAYS: … Continue reading

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

People are interesting

Guy comes in: I wanted to stop and see if you had any belts. Me: No, I don’t. Guy: WELL, I JUST THOUGHT I’D STOP AND ASK. I DIDN’T KNOW I WAS GOING TO GET CHEWED OUT. (as he’s walking … Continue reading

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My bio

Me: I want to work on boots today, but first I’ll just put together this huge heavy shelf, rearrange a bunch of inventory, and take all the boxes to the dumpster right quick. Also me: WHYYYYYYYYY am I always so … Continue reading

Posted in boot maker, Cowboy Boots | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment