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Well, sooner or later this part should come, no? I decided not to waste your time with all the details of heel building, but I promise I will post some pictures about the ready made product. So next steps. We need to fix the heel part before we attach the heel layers. After making the holes (slightly angled inside)..

(this is the way for removing the awl from the hole – if you just tear it off – you might destroy your work or your tool – especially when you make welting)

Angle in – this is what I mean

To be sure the pegs will hold enough well, we apply paste into the holes we created.

Really small amount and remove the rest as soon as possible – if you leave it on – you make your tool dirty.

And start pegging..

The hole should be a tiny bit shorter than the pegs – so the end of the pegs should break a bit, whe you punched them (BTW twice. No more).

Now we can start build the heel. This is an easy way – measure the width of the heel (widest point)

And use the same size for the length. Easy.

Traditionally, heels are longer at the lateral side. Around one PP.

Mark at the edges – this will help you later.

Rasp the pegs – this will also help attach the rand.

Ready to build the heel.

From the top, no stitch shows. After the final decoration (which is also a specific for German-Welt) this will loog elegant and sharp (I hope).

This is the end of this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it – soon I will post a pic about the final product and I also made a cross section.

Thanks for your attention!

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