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Francis Waplinger

Country: U.S.A.
Course: Shoemaking
Assistant

Mr. Waplinger began his training in Italy in 2014 under the tutelage of Accademia Riaci's maestro Angelo Imperatrice, followed by an apprenticeship with famed Florentine shoemaker Roberto Ugolini.

Jan. 29, 2015 | Posted in Reports, Shoemaking , | Tags:, 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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