KenJWan

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  1. Thanks! I made one. Thank you!
  2. It's a hand-modified last from a mexican manufacturer that my bootmaker friend hooked me up with.
  3. Rocking the boots I made
  4. You mean the nails? Reinforcement to hold side of vamp/heel cup to insole and half-sole to midsole.
  5. The only really good machine is a post-bed Adler leather sewing machine. Otherwise, a hydraulic sole press, a MacKay stitcher, and sanding/buffing machine. Hand cut pattern that I designed, hand lasted, hand channeled insoles, hand welted, etc.
  6. This is my fourth leather project and fourth pair of boots. Each time has incorporated new techniques and tweaks. So far, I’m the most pleased with these.
  7. This is my fourth leather project and fourth pair of boots. Each time has incorporated new techniques and tweaks. So far, I’m the most pleased with these.
  8. Why can't you? I just decided to try!
  9. Toe is not hard reinforced and will flatten a bit over time for a vintage look
  10. Well, in case anyone is interested and haven't noticed yet, I just finished my second pair of boots. HUGE improvement over the previous version. I'm extremely happy with them! Take a look: https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/89001-my-second-leather-project/?tab=comments#comment-608792
  11. I started online mostly. Did a lot of research. Started getting tips from a local boot maker who I’ve become friends with and now have access to additional equipment. They actually fit me very well! Well, there was a time people did this stuff by hand so I figured why not?!?!
  12. So, 10 months ago, I posted my first leather project... a pair of engineer boots. I didn't expect to end up with something I could wear and didn't care about the mistakes in stitching, pattern, etc. However, the end result was something unexpected and so I decided to do it again, this time with better materials, more care, a better pattern, etc. So, here are the results. My engineers, version 2. Very happy with how they turned out. Brown Horween Chromexel Horsebutt Japanese buckles Neoprene soles with Catspaw heels Unstructured toe
  13. So, 10 months ago, I posted my first leather project... a pair of engineer boots. I didn't expect to end up with something I could wear and didn't care about the mistakes in stitching, pattern, etc. However, the end result was something unexpected and so I decided to do it again, this time with better materials, more care, a better pattern, etc. So, here are the results. My engineers, version 2. Brown Horween Chromexel Horsebutt Japanese buckles Neoprene soles with Catspaw heels Unstructured toe
  14. Thanks!. Working on my next pair!