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Cowboy boot soles traditionally have a double row of wooden pegs in the sole, and the hole for the pegs is created with a pegging awl in a wood handle. Here I’m demonstrating how to hold the pegging awl and haft. See how the side of my hand is sort of squished against the boot? When I hit the handle my hand compresses and then rebounds, which helps to bounce the awl back out of the leather.

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About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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