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Saturday, 19 May 2012

New York Shoemaking Course Day 11

Day 11 saw us progressing very well. Everyone is well on target and we will not have the usual mad dash to get everything done tomorrow. Good work one and all.

Here the heel edge is being sanded.

After being previously glassed.

The edges are sanded after the glassing process.

Before the edges are set, the lip on the top of the welt is ploughed off.

Then the edges are set using a hot edge iron.

Soles and heel top pieces were glassed and sanded ready for inking.

And so, after 2 intense weeks of hardcore shoemaking, we are left with one final day. It's been a journey and I hope the students are happy. Exhausted,but happy.

Until tomorrow, happy shoemaking.

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