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Louvin portrait

I’m starting the portrait panels of the Satan is Real/Louvin Brothers boots that I’ll raffle. This large, vaguely Ira-and-Charlie-shaped hole is how it begins.

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The start of inlay

I’m making progress on the “Satan is Real” boot tops. Don’t worry–leather art is always transformed by stitching so it will look better soon.

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Sunday afternoon

I spent a Sunday afternoon with Satan.

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Exciting day

I’m officially starting the “Satan is Real” Louvin Brothers boots that I will raffle. This has given me a reason to pull out my very favorite pattern piece of all time: I present to you.. the pattern for the devil’s … Continue reading

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Wiping in the toe

“Wiping in the toe” of a boot in construction is pulling the leather around and under the toe in a way that smoothly incorporates all of the excess leather.

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Another pair

I’m working on a new pair of boots and I got them on the last this afternoon.

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Louvin Brothers portrait

IT’S TIME FOR THE BIG REVEAL!  Ira and Charlie Louvin portrait in leather, 8×10″ I had never done a portrait before but I realized that perhaps I’d succeeded when I began feeling as if my work was STARING AT ME.  … Continue reading

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