Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Week 2. Day 8

Well...it's all in the balance. If things go smoothly and nobody has any hitches, we could finish both shoes.

We did some sole stitching today, but we also started our heels. They have trimmed in and peened the seat on both shoes and they have prepared the split lift or rand ( the first section of the heel)

We put nails in, clipped them and punched them around the heel.




Preparing the split lift by skiving it.



Finished split lift, after hammering into a horse shoe shape on the flat iron.




I have sent them home with the remaining stitching to be done on the second shoe. Most are round the toe already. If they all come back witht them done, then it's game on. Fingers crossed!

So, until tomorrow, happy shoemaking!

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