Tag Archives: cowboyboots

In love

I’m pretty excited about these because I think they’re one of the prettiest boots I’ve made. I’ll have them finished tomorrow.

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I like a challenge

I found this picture today of a pair of boots I made. There’s a raised cord design going around the front of the foot, precisely along the bottom of the vamp (foot) leather. To do this and get it perfect … Continue reading

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Lace-up Boots

Successful day lasting boots with my apprentice

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Inseaming

The purple lines show how I often see boot makers punch their holes in the insole for inseaming. The blue lines show a better way to position the stitches; this way all of the stress for multiple stitches isn’t centered … Continue reading

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Concert

I attended a Malpass Brothers concert Monday night and got to see my boots on stage.

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I am pleased to announce

Introducing: “Walking the Floor Over You”

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Leather heels

A common misconception is that cowboy boot heels are made of wood. They are not; cowboy boot heels are composed of as many layers of sole leather required to achieve the desired heel height. Today I’m stacking heels, which means … Continue reading

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Only heels left

Next comes building the heel and then these boots will be finished! The heel is made from pieces of sole leather layered on top of each other, one at a time, leveling each one before adding another, until the correct … Continue reading

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Lasting

This pair of boots has been waiting patiently for weeks to be lasted, and they went onto the lasts beautifully.

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Job well done

Inseaming boots always makes me happy. I enjoy doing it, I like knowing it’s done, and (assuming I did a good job) it gives me pleasure to look at it.

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