Category Archives: boot maker

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Working, but not boots

Sixteen boxes will be picked up and shipped tomorrow, and behind them is a large shipment from Baker Leather that arrived today and still needs to be checked in and put away. This is how I spend those fun-filled days … Continue reading

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