Monday saw them finish any welting not done on the rest day and get their shanks and cork filler in.
After shaping the shanks and cork to achieve a gently domed surface, the students trimmed their welts in preparation for attaching the soles.
These were glued on and trimmed in readiness for stitching by hand.
Of course before this was attempted, the channel (which hides the stitches on the underside) had to be cut. Much fun was had by all!
After much hard work and effort, everyone finished the soles and we moved on to heel building.
First off we made the split lift or rand.
|Hammering the split lift into a horseshoe shape|
|Skiving the plit lift.|
You will see how the heels progress in the final exciting installment of our coverage of the 2014 August Intensive Shoemaking Course.
Until then, happy shoemaking!