Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 24 August 2012

August 2012 Shoemaking Course - Day 11

It's nearly all over! One more leisurely day tomorrow to finish everything off - make the shoes look pretty; pull the lasts; put in the socks; and tie the laces.

We motored today and everyone is nearly finished.

Here's a summary of today's activities

After rasping the heel, they glassed them and the edges.



Next came sanding with 80, 120 and 240 grit aluminium oxide paper.




Edges too. we do it like this to get a concave finish on the edge so that the iron fits well.




They ironed the edges.




Glassed the soles and top pieces




Sanded the soles to a peachy finish.




Inking the soles, heels, edges and welts.







What a happy bunch we are.

Last day tomorrow - boo. I love my job!

Until tomorrow, happy shoemaking!

1 comment:

cambrelle said...

they are really enjoy every step of shoes making