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Francis Waplinger

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Course: Shoe Making
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Jan. 29, 2015 | Posted in Blog, Shoemaking , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Francis Waplinger | Course: Shoemaking

Shoe Making 15.1.28 : Assistant Report 12

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The start of another shoe repair. These boots are Fiorentini and Baker, an Italian brand. It is always interesting during a repair because that is when you can tell the true quality of a shoe. These seem to be good quality for a factory made shoe.

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Old heel pieces and new heel pieces.

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New heels. The one on the left has been dyed and waxed and the one on the right before dye and wax.

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Brass nails in the bottom to add strength.

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Finished repair!

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Finally finished my boot uppers, woohoo!

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Here is some thread that has been hand-waxed and twisted for a good year welt.


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