Det er nu blevet tid til at lave sålerne på mine oxford sko. Et stykke sålelæder skæres til, så det er lidt større end skoens bund. Inden sålen limes på med kontaktlim, slibes begge sider med sandpapir.
It is time for making the soles of my oxford shoes. A piece of sole leather is cut a little bigger than the bottom of the shoe. Before the soles is glued on with contact cement, both sides are sanded down.
The sole is cut along the rand tape.
The bottom edge of the sole is rounded off with an edge bevelling tool.
Three heel pieces are cut for each shoe.
The heel parts are glued on one at a time, and cut to fit.
Finished building the heel.
Finally the heel is moisted with water and smoothed with a wooden tool. Now there are only a few finishing touches before I can show the world my finished shoes.