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New shoes

Happy Pride Month, y’all! 🌈

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Always learning

I have learned so many things on this pair. I did a fun little experiment titled “How Little Customer Information Can I Obtain and Still Make Shoes That Fit?” so I’m not really confident they will actually fit but hey, … Continue reading

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Finishing the shank area

For those of you who were worried about what happens to all of the little wooden pegs in the shank area — they get sanded smooth!

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Rainbows and shoes

I inseamed the rainbow shoes today. I’ve left one on its side to show the stitching; this isn’t the way shoes are supposed to look inside, but it’s how cowboy boots look inside and these are cowboy boot shoes!

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Finishing soles

This is a sole made from Baker Leather, which I import from England. The finish is achieved simply by rubbing the sole firmly as it dries with a wooden rub stick or a smooth hammer handle. There’s no wax or … Continue reading

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Sandas

New sandals for meeeeeeeeeThey have closed toes because I’ve worn cowboy boots for too many years and I don’t like for my toes to show.

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Group photo

A customer brought in four pairs of boots to be shined, giving me the rare opportunity for a group photo! In order from left to right:”The Way I Am””If Heartaches Had Wings””Flowers On The Wall””Sunday Morning Coming Down”

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More experiments

Here’s a pair of shoe uppers made from the fabric used for Fender amps. Please someone tell me that the gray bar along the vamp edge looks like the knobs on a Fender amp. The last for this pair should … Continue reading

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Back at work

If I have to be out of my shop for a while it always takes several days to catch up on paperwork and orders before I get to work on boots or shoes again. I was finally able to get … Continue reading

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Square toes and wingtips

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