The Shoemakers’ Shop of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has posted an excellent photo-essay of making a pair of 18th Century Jack Boots. Their leather work is phenomenal and shows real craftsmanship. Any leather worker can appreciate this even if they never intend to make a pair of shoes. This pair is particularly interesting with the fire-tempering and waxing that occurs. Their research is in-depth and is well documented.
A finished specimen. Ready for riding.Have a look at their Jack Boot page. There is commentary with each photo. While not full of detail, the images go a long way to understanding the process.