It is a peculiar feature of the course that the most challenging things all come in the first week - but that is shoemaking, ladies and gents.
Here are a few images of what we did this morning.
|Beating The Welt|
|Flattening The welt|
Next up is making the shanks, getting the forepart filled and then it is soles. Once they get those on, the shoes really begin to look like shoes and, with the end in sight, the students feel really proud of what they have done. It's a really fulfilling experience!
|Checking The Shape Of The Filler|
|Rasping The Cork|
|Nails In The Sole|
|Checking The Welts|
Well, that all went swimmingly. Another productive day. Well done to everyone. Soles on Monday after a well earned day off.
Until next time, happy shoemaking!