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  • Simple Homemade Boot Stand

    Catskill Mountain Moccasins suggests that you store their leather boots hanging up, so that the leather can breathe and last longer.  I have no idea the validity of this concept (that letting leather have more contact with air will lengthen its lifespan), but it doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  The alternative is to let

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  • Repairing Boot Toes

    A more complicated shoe repair!  My knee-high Catskill Mountain Moccasins are my babies – they are the fourth most expensive thing I own, after my sewing machine, laptop, and car, and worth every penny.  They are incredibly comfortable, being custom-fit to my feet and legs.  They are my fencing boots, general SCA shoes, and also just all

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  • My Own Fume Hood!!!

    I have a fume hood!!!  And it works, for the most part!  This is so exciting for me.  As a leatherworker, I sometimes work with methods or materials I shouldn’t be breathing.  A lot of leather glues, like barge cement, are not good to be inhaled and are denser than air, so can hover around

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  • Custom Guitar Straps

    I made two custom guitar straps last week!  Ever have that most beloved piece of equipment that is falling apart, and you just can’t find the suitable replacement?  Having it custom made will solve that problem. Bill’s favorite guitar strap was perfect: the curve fit over his shoulder and around his body at just the

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  • Shoe Heel Repair

    Another shoe repair!  This one had some serious damage to one of the heels. As you can see, the right heel was completely worn through.  Not only that, but it was worn through where it touched the ground.  This required more than a simple patch. I added patches of strong black leather to the back,

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