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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Update:
    I completed my second pair of vellies. There is a parcel on it`s way from Cape Town containing leather dye, shoelace cutter, crepe sole , some extra leather needles and leather conditioner/water proofing solution. When it arrives I will complete the finishing on the Vellies.

    Here is the pair I made for my wife, she wanted a dark finish, I still need to polish this pair ..


    I commence with the restoration/substitution of my old pair velskoene , fitting a new pair of thick leather soles to give it a few more years of unselfish service to it`s owner, me....
    The sideline project:( new life of an old pair of velskoene)



    Here are some photos.

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Good, I will be spending time this week to complete my second set of Velskoene for the Black Powder hunt. I will also complete the procedure to fit new soles to an old but good quality hiking boots that I can use in the hunt as well...
    Fortune smiled on me when a friend asked me to replace his velskoene `s soles with leather soles, I am doing this for him in a trade for a .303 bayonet ....so it is not always about money, trading stuff is a great way to acquire other valuable items..

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Good, here are some photos of me stitching the first thin base sole onto the restoration vellies I am completing now.I completed fitting the one shoe, will do the other shoe tomorrow..then glue a crepe sole onto the base sole and use this pair of velskoene to hunt with... I am doing a second set for a friend , trading me for a .303 bayonet...

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Good , I completed my second set of Velskoene " so this thread is completed. The crepe soles I fit to my old vellies are working just great, it really walks softly and comfortably...Here are photos:

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Great job sir, this seemed like a fun project that was worth the time and effort.

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Quote Originally Posted by Greekboi95 View Post
    Great job sir, this seemed like a fun project that was worth the time and effort.

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    Thank you kindly , yes, this is always fun making something for yourself to use..I will be wearing these vellies from today to ensure they fit well on the hunt...

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Gert can you show us a photo of the old vellies with the new sole as a matter of interest?

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Sure Daan , I will do it tomorrow...I will upload a photo of a friend`s walking boots that I fit a new sole too...he then used a new tyre , brand new since the wall was damage to use as soles, it really is great looking...
    Here are the soles he used, it really is great..

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Hunting boots with the replaced tyre thread soles:

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    Default Re: Vellies : Making our own , Wallace Vosloo our mentor

    Pretty intense sole there! I wonder what mileage he'll get on it?

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