Trimming and sanding complete. The sharp-eyed among y’all may notice that there’s no channel cut into these insoles. Ultimately the welt will be sewn on with a lockstitch McKay machine. This is a technique I’ve been refining over the past year or so and have been very encouraged by the results. I plan to have a section up on the website detailing this process a bit more in the future. For now though.. lasting! #ryaton #brawler #shoemaking #handmadeshoes #cordonnier #cordwainer #madeincanada #smallbatch #shoes
A nice change of scenery working out in the porch today! Partly due to a nice sunny day, but mostly due to the glue fumes for this step. As usual I’ve neglected to get a photo of the shanks once fitted, so this is the next step. Veg tan covers are glued and, ultimately, stitched in place to further secure the shanks. Once the glue has dried and the covers have been trimmed, lasting can begin! #ryaton #brawler #handmadeshoes #shoemaking #cordwainer #cordonnier #madeincanada #smallbatch #shoes
This week’s look and some thoughts on my M-65.