Today was a long day. We put the soles on my boots…flattened a BIG ol’ nail for the shank, pegged the bottoms, all that stuff. I had kinda of a “wreck” with the 5 in 1 (that’s a machine with a rolling blade)…a slight undercut did in that right sole pretty good (it will be reincarnated as a stacked heel I think). All these tools I’ve never used before, some invented by Tex Robin or sometimes his father. I think somebody counted wrong…seems like right about now, there have got to be more than 374 steps to bootmaking. I might get to wear my boots home tomorrow.