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Here is a new project I’ve been working on for my first client.
They are another version of the Pony Boots that I showed you earlier this year at the page The Pony Boot Project —> HERE
I’ve removed a section of the toe platform and added two pieces of balsa to form the heel shape.
It’s important to provide a surface for the glue to grab onto, so I scuff up the heel before I glue it. I use a heavy stinky single compound shoe makers glue.
Two sides on and some shaping done.
A better view.
Three photos above show a fused fabric overlay on the upper to join balsa skeleton smoothly to the existing “heel”.
They are now ready for the All Fix to be pained over the structure to give them a smooth look and strength one the wood laying underneath is cut to shape to cover the bases..
Heh heh, Can you see my little feet there? Anyway, I’ve plugged up the holes with pegs, as it stops them from collapsing and killing the additions to the heels. Very important step if modifying this particular style of “pony boot”…
Close up of the holes…
With a 2cm thick heel piece attached the first layer of All Fix is done. Needs to be sanded before another layer goes on. This procedure is repeated until the finish is smooth and ready for either covering, or painting.
I’m bedridden today, so in between sleeps I’ll post some more.