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by sorrell
Thu May 18, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Thank you Jake, and all of the Honourable Cordwainers. Paige was special. I grieve her as a mother, but also as a teacher. She is at peace now.

Lisa Sorrell
Paige's mother
by sorrell
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

AGM schedule

For those of you who have been asking and wondering, here's a preliminary schedule for this weekend. I believe Carina Eneroth and I are going to trade our speaking times but other than that this should be accurate. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

Lisa
by sorrell
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Just a reminder: Tomorrow, September 27 is the last day our block of rooms will be held for the Annual General Meeting, and the last day to get the special HCC price. If you're planning to attend and haven't do so already, call and book your room! And don't forget to email me also to let me know you...
by sorrell
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28712

Re: The Registry

Josh,
Yes, you can register at the door. It costs a little bit more that way but not much.

Lisa
by sorrell
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28712

Re: The Registry

Josh, You should think about attending the Honourable Cordwainer's Company annual meeting, hosted by me this year up in Guthrie. There will be lots of good presentations and many boot and shoemakers. I don't know how to link to a page within this site but just visit the final page of the HCC Bulleti...
by sorrell
Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Could we please remove the AGM announcement from August 16? It has an incorrect email address for me. The newer AGM announcement has my correct email address if anyone needs it.

Lisa Sorrell
by sorrell
Fri May 24, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

I just received this email from someone who's attending this year's AGM. I would greatly appreciate this sort of email from everyone who makes plans to attend. :clap: Hi Lisa, I am mailing in my pre-registration form and payment today for the AGM. D*** will be attending with me. We plan to attend al...
by sorrell
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 145
Views: 20902

October AGM in Guthrie, Oklahoma

I've been making preparations to host the Annual General Meeting this year. It will be held in Guthrie, Oklahoma on October 25-27. We don't have the final schedule yet for all speakers and restaurants but I do have rooms blocked out at the Holiday Inn Express. For those of you who attended the last ...
by sorrell
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

Janne,
I have a sample of the Garats to try also.

I find the Baker leather to be hard to cut also, so if that is the only issue I won't mind.

Lisa
by sorrell
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

Good gravy, I'm obviously still asleep this morning!

Al, DW, and all,
They really are insole shoulders.

Lisa
by sorrell
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

<t>DW, <br/> I'm sorry, I misspoke. Both the original piece of leather that I disliked and the samples he gave me were from insole shoulders. <br/> <br/> I was planning to ask that question at the tannery but didn't have to. The first room we visited had the raw hides laid out and the guide showed u...
by sorrell
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Sources
Topic: Great Leather!
Replies: 731
Views: 30307

Re: Great Leather!

I have some possible good news on the topic of insoles. In March I had the opportunity to tour the Rendenbach tannery in Germany. A couple of years ago Hans Rendenbach sent me an insole shoulder to try. Unfortunately, I hated it. It was hard and dense and horrible to inseam. While touring the tanner...
by sorrell
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17468

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

This particular student specifically wanted to know if I were in the habit of cussing at or around my students. Paige, my daughter, said, "OH! Mom, let me answer that question!" She sent him an email that said, "Dear ***, My mom's cuss words of choice are Piddle and Shoot."

Lisa
by sorrell
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17468

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

I'm sorry--I still can't see anything in the original post that denigrated anyone in any way. It simply humorously highlighted Bill Shanor's personality. Perhaps it was phrased in a way that someone might think it was aimed at them but I don't see any evidence that it truly was. I believe that the p...
by sorrell
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17468

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

I really don't know how to respond. One, I thought it was funny. Every teacher has their own style of teaching, and that's OK. Bill Shanor's personality is just as important to his classes as Marcell's or DW's or mine. Two, the part about "endorsements must be more general and not so personal" has o...
by sorrell
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17468

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

<t>"If you want bask in the aura of a living god or worship a Master who demands full devotion, Bonney & Wills NOT the place to go." <br/> <br/> This was from an older post about Bill Shanor's teaching style, and it made me giggle. It brings up a very good point, one that ties into DW's advice a...
by sorrell
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 17468

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

I sent my daughter Paige to Bonney and Wills and am very happy that I chose to do so.

Lisa Sorrell
by sorrell
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Seeking knowledge or survey
Replies: 793
Views: 22103

Re: Seeking knowledge or survey

Sure Paul, ask away.

Donald,
You're welcome!

Lisa
by sorrell
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Seeking knowledge or survey
Replies: 793
Views: 22103

Re: Seeking knowledge or survey

I have two customers, each with one prosthetic foot. One refused to wear cowboy boots because he hated the exposed zipper and the other did wear boots but also hated the exposed zipper that happens when you simply cut the side seam out and put in a zipper. It's sort of like screaming, "LOOK! I have ...
by sorrell
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Seeking knowledge or survey
Replies: 793
Views: 22103

Re: Seeking knowledge or survey

(Message edited by sorrell on March 16, 2013)
by sorrell
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 3897

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

Thanks everyone!
by sorrell
Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Welt
Replies: 107
Views: 7953

Re: Welt

Ruby is a good supplier. That's where I buy pedographs for my students.

Lisa
by sorrell
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Hand Wax / Coad
Replies: 441
Views: 30119

Re: Hand Wax / Coad

<t>Panhandle sells a golden hand wax that they make themselves. I can tell that occasionally they change ingredient ratios because sometimes it's better than other times. The last batch I got from them had too much rosin. I haven't tried it, but I bet it would be perfect if you melted it down and ad...
by sorrell
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 3897

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

<t>I'm looking for quotes from boot makers; something they said that really defined them. For instance, I remember Jay Griffith always said "a cowboy boot should look like a Coke bottle or a beautiful woman" and then he'd make an hourglass motion with his hands. If there's a quote you remember from ...
by sorrell
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: Historic techniques and materials
Replies: 166
Views: 10312

Re: Historic techniques and materials

<t>Jesse, <br/> Are you asking about my YouTube pegging video? <br/> <br/> I always peg with the last in. My pegs extend through the insole and go up into the last just a little, but not much. It would mainly just be the pointed tip of the peg that breaks through the insole. I have to reach down in ...