There’s always a mistake

I came into the shop today to do some rearranging (it’s my hobby) and realized I’d forgotten to peg the soles on these shoes on Friday. They were in a plastic bag so they wouldn’t have dried out, but leaving them all weekend is an excellent way to get mold. So I pegged the soles with a double row of pegs and shined the forepart of the sole by rubbing it. See the three black dots on the sole on the left? Here’s the story on that: I’ve been waiting six months for a huge shipment of kangaroo leather, and it arrived on Friday while I was working on these shoes. I was So Excited I laid the shoes down on my bench — not realizing they were touching a metal tool — and rushed up front to help the truck driver bring in my leather. By the time I got back the metal tool had permanently stained the sole leather. I know better, but that’s what happens when I get a shipment of colored kangaroo, I guess.

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, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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