Skiving

“Skiving” is thinning the leather along the edge so there are no bumps or ridges where the pieces join. “Skiving” also means goofing off in England, but yesterday I did the first kind of skiving, not the second one. Although honestly, I love skiving leather enough that it feels like playing.

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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