Category Archives: boot maker

Shoes for me

I spent Sunday afternoon with Satan; I’m trying to finish my shoes before I see The Malpass Brothers in concert on Sunday. (Taylor Malpass owns the “Satan Is Real” cowboy boots — they’re fellow Louvin Brothers fans.) Today I finished … Continue reading

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Toes

I put the toe boxes in my Louvin Brothers shoes. The “toe box” is a stiffener that holds the shape of the toe and also protects the wearer’s toes. This particular shape is a cowboy boot style I learned from … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Satan and new friends

Me: Ugh, people are awful and I want them all to stay away from me.Also me: Squeal!! I will make so many cool new friends with my Louvin Brothers/Satan Is Real shoes!!

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Inseaming thread

I had some questions yesterday about why the upper is laced to the insole and what I do with the excess thread, so I’m going to explain that a little more. Keep in mind that what I’m showing you is … Continue reading

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I did a thing

Look at me, working on shoes today instead of sitting at my desk!

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Shoemaking Tools

I made a new YouTube video about the crimp break I sell, demonstrating how it works.Your guess is as good as mine if I’m regularly making videos again or I’ll wait four years to make another.Shoemaking Tools: Crimp Break

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Inlay/overlay class

I always begin a class with three simple bracelets to demonstrate the techniques of leather inlay and overlay, and then the students move into designing and creating an independent project. Two students finished their projects today!

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Class time

Iā€™m teaching a leather inlay/overlay class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts this week. My students are busy and happy!

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New shoes

Happy Pride Month, y’all! šŸŒˆ

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