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by admin
Wed May 01, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

1947redhed wrote: Smilie guy didn't work--need some instructions DW
Just click on the emoticon. It will be inserted... :woohoo:

:old&wise:
by admin
Wed May 01, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: Just some thoughts...
Replies: 113
Views: 6558

Re: Just some thoughts...

The new site was definitely strange to begin with and I found myself wishing back the old site, but after messing around on the new site for a little while it started to get familiar. In fact the more I use it, the more I like it. So thanks to the person or people involved in the update. If anyone ...
by admin
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: System Announcements
Topic: System Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: System Announcements

So...we have lift-off!! Many thanks to protech--an extremely affable and knowledgeable developer at the phpBB website. If you are getting this (because you are subscribed to System Announcements) you know that the transition to the new forum software and to the new server is complete! If you are not...
by admin
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: System Announcements
Topic: System Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: System Announcements

<t>If everything goes well and as planned (when does it ever?), we hope to go live with the new iteration of the Crispin Colloquy sometime today...Friday 26 April, 2013. <br/> <br/> Everyone will need to confirm their registration, but as far as we can tell, all valid registrations made the conversi...
by admin
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: System Announcements
Topic: System Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: System Announcements

<t>Because of the impending move to a new server and new software, the memberlist as been pared down. Members who have never accessed the board, members who did not activate email notification for System Announcements, as well as members whose email addresses keep returning an error message have bee...
by admin
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: System Announcements
Topic: System Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: System Announcements

<t>This is a major announcement, but it will not be repeated anywhere else on the board. <br/> <br/> The Crispin Colloquy is undergoing a major rebuild and moving to new digs. New software, new usability features, new host. <br/> <br/> While these changes may not be apparent yet, within a week or tw...
by admin
Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

Lisa, You are not annoying...you are a valuable and respected member of the forum and the Guild...which is why I took the time to respond to you. At the same time, it must be said that you have earned that respect. And that's not an insignificant consideration. Even before the OP's post was sent to ...
by admin
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

In the first place, there is nothing wrong with endorsement...up to a point. Your endorsement of Bonny and Wills was not questioned nor sanctioned. Nor was Larry's. That's a red herring and anyone who has been paying attention for the last 15 years or who has taken the time to inform themselves abou...
by admin
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

<t>Tim, <br/> <br/> That's a great link. Thank you. It may be all that is necessary. <br/> <br/> On the other hand, I want to assure you that I'll not just copy it and present it as my own effort. If nothing else, when the time comes, I'll ask for permission to use parts of it. <br/> <br/> emmett</t>
by admin
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

<t>Cody, <br/> <br/> It's neither visible nor accessible to regular members. <br/> <br/> Coventry is a city in the West Midlands of England. During the English Civil War, Royalist prisoners were sent there for "safekeeping". <br/> <br/> The phrase to "send someone to Coventry" entered the English la...
by admin
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

moved to Coventry, pm sent, awaiting response.
by admin
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Shoemakers Wanted...
Topic: apprenticeships and schooling
Replies: 213
Views: 18207

Re: apprenticeships and schooling

In the coming months (after May?), I intend to put out a call for people who teach or offer seminars or even apprenticeships, contact information and specialties...ie. bootmaking, shoemaking clogmaking, etc.. Compile a list of educational opportunities, as it were. Make it a "sticky." At the same ti...
by admin
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: The SpeakEasy
Topic: "...a great way forward?"
Replies: 94
Views: 4906

Re: "...a great way forward?"

It's a dirty job (part of the job description in this case), but someone needs to say it...

It is "the love of the shoemaker"--the love of the Trade--that informs the philosophies and the policies of the Guild and the Crispin Colloquy. We can do no other.

Emmett
by admin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 124
Views: 6578

Re: Announcements

Deleted... Reason:Violation of Posting Guidelines. DO NOT take disagreements with Administration or the moderators of the Crispin Colloquy public. All complaints, suggestions or dissent should be restricted to private messaging or email. Failure to abide by this protocol will result in immediate sus...
by admin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 4013

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

Al,

Oh! Now I get it...doh!!

Done and done.

Emmett
by admin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: System Announcements
Topic: System Announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 3315

Re: System Announcements

Seems like as good a place as any to address an issue that has just recently come to my attention. I addressed this issue, gently, in another thread and as much as I hate to rehash it, circumstances make me suspect it needs some clarification and reinforcement. The Guild was formed as a scholarly......
by admin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 124
Views: 6578

Re: Announcements

Seems like as good a place as any to address an issue that has just recently come to my attention. I addressed this issue, gently, in another thread and as much as I hate to rehash it, circumstances make me suspect it needs some clarification and reinforcement. The Guild was formed as a scholarly......
by admin
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: The "Whys" and Wherefores"
Replies: 48
Views: 4013

Re: The "Whys" and Wherefores"

I'm not sure I understand but if you need to edit either PM me or have at it...as a moderator you have indefinite access.

Emmett
by admin
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Closing techniques
Replies: 444
Views: 22974

Re: Closing techniques

The discussion regarding "experimental" techniques
has been moved to The Speakeasy > "...a great way forward?" thread.

Please keep future posts "on topic".

Emmett
by admin
Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: "All in the Family..."
Topic: Boot/Shoemakers News
Replies: 39
Views: 2819

Re: Boot/Shoemakers News

No fan of Facebook, me, but this is simply classic...very very nice, almost a water colour. “D. A. Saguto, Colonial Williamsburg’s Master Boot & Shoemaker, from Colonial Williamsburg’s Shoemakers FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Shoemakers-Shop/265271515131 , photo © by Oda Hoeflein 2...
by admin
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Inseaming Awls
Replies: 99
Views: 7551

Re: Inseaming Awls

<t>So far, I think this has remained within bounds but I remind all members of this forum that business transaction are better dealt with off line or in private emails. <br/> <br/> And that quoting prices for personal profit or that accrue or seem to accrue directly to the person selling an item is ...
by admin
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12779

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

<t>Eric, <br/> <br/> Actually, admin is neutral as to whether you allow your photo to be posted. It was Admin, after all, that suggested you contact Larry and Terry. <br/> <br/> Admin simply doesn't see the need or the utility of creating a new and separate thread that, if past experience is any ind...
by admin
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: HCC meeting in Oct.
Replies: 398
Views: 12779

Re: HCC meeting in Oct.

<t>Objection noted. <br/> <br/> However, everything about your suggestion runs contrary to the spirit of camaraderie, fraternity and sharing that characterizes this Guild. <br/> <br/> You might contact Terry or Larry and see if they can cut you out of the photos they are intending to post or at leas...
by admin
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: The HCC Bulletin Board
Topic: The HCC Bulletin Board
Replies: 147
Views: 21785

Re: The HCC Bulletin Board

Happy St. Crispin's Day to all members.

And to all you AGM'ers...I wish you a Merry Gathering and ample food and whisky.

Have a good time for goodness sake!

To those, like me, who can't make it..."Here's you!"

Slainte
by admin
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: The Towne Crier
Topic: Of interest...
Replies: 410
Views: 14323

Re: Of interest...

The University of Northampton and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery supported by Northampton Borough Council invite you to submit papers for a World Footwear Conference at the University of Northampton. The World at Your Feet will be held 20 - 21 March 2013 . This is a cross disciplinary conference...