The shanks..

The shanks..

Sorry about the gap in posts!
Last wednesday I went back down to Heidi’s place to spend the day working on my boots, which I have to finish in the next two weeks. I started by tacking the insole onto the last and attaching the shank (a strengthening piece of metal the goes underneath the insole, and sits just back before the joint, but further forward from the back of the heel) with two coats of glue, as shown in the photo. The rounded side of the shank goes towards the front of the foot, and the square end towards the heel.

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