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by DesertRose
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18197

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

Ah! I wish I still lived in Dallas. St. Jo is a hop and skip away. If I ever move up there I'll pay him a visit. A Google search revealed a free custom shops within an hour of my house. I think I'll pay them a visit. Is there any sort of process in reaching out and inquiring about an apprenticeship?...
by DesertRose
Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 542
Views: 30515

Re: The Registry

Lately I've been working on tooling designs on scraps. I would like to get comfortable with that so I can begin tooling and painting custom portraits, scenes and designs.
I would like to know how you all came into this craft?
by DesertRose
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6551

Re: Just some thoughts...

why, in an age of computers and nanotechnology and the nearly culture-wide expectation of “instant gratification,” pursuing a vocation that has roots and traditions and essential skills that go back literally centuries—a process that can never be made “fast,” only faster...and then, objectively, at...
by DesertRose
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18197

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

I hope I'm not being too forward here. I was wondering if anyone knows of any western bookmakers in South or Central Texas, who might be interested in taking on an apprentice. I live on the Texas coast, but am willing to commute to an extent.
by DesertRose
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 542
Views: 30515

Re: The Registry

Howdy from Texas! I've been lurking for a bit now, and I finally got to the point where I should just sign up. I've loved cowboy boots all my life. My entire wardrobe is built around one or several of my boots. I also enjoy leather working and painting on all different types of canvas. I've always a...