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#51 Post by jake » Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:10 am

I'll start it off. That's Steve Harris in the far left and Dick Anderson in the foreground.

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#52 Post by walrus » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:30 pm

Hello Cordwainers

IT'S CONVENTION TIME!

It is time to get ready for the HCC AGM for 2005. Larry and Cindy Waller will be hosting our 20th meeting at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co in Delavan Wisconsin on the 21st thru the 23rd of October.

HOTEL
This year the hotel will be the Comfort Suites at 313 Bauer Parkway, Delavan Wisconsin (just two blocks away from last years hotel the Super 8) The hotel is a little nicer with more amenities (pool, hot tub)at about the same rate. We are holding a block of 10 rooms under the name "HCC Cordwainers" at the rate of $71.96 per nite with $10.00 for each additional person. Please call 1-262-740-1000 by Sept 21 to book your rooms.

SPEAKERS

Key speaker, Bill Tippit, Sr will be speaking on last making and terminology. Frank Jones will be speaking on Making a living as a Boot/Shoemaker. We are open for more speakers, so loosen up your laces and step up to the bench and let us know your secrets LOL. It will be here before you know it.

Please notify Larry Waller by email or phone ( larry@walrusshoe.com 1.262.882.6006)if you are planning to attend so we may make the proper reservations for food and such.
More announcements to follow.

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#53 Post by walrus » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:13 pm

[center]The HCC AGM 2005[/center]



[center]The convention is less than a month away.
October 21st thru the 23rd.
Hope you have your reservations made
and your shoes polished.[/center]




Seriously.. you must let us know if you will be attending so all necessary arrangements may be make for food and set up.



Call Larry at 1.262.882.6006 or e-mail at larry@walrusshoe.com.
As of today the Comfort Suites still has rooms available at the rate of $71.96 per nite with double occupancy.
Call them at 1-262-740-1000 under "HCC Cordwainers" if you haven't already made your room reservations.




This is our 20th anniversary meeting and it should be quite the event. We do have a few speakers lined up for our Saturday presentations, including Bill Tippit Sr, Frank Jones, and Andy of Williamsburg . We do have room for another speaker if you are interested please let us know. Larry will be demonstrating the LM7 bedlaster, first generation lasting machine after hand lasting.


Friday

we will meet in the lobby of the hotel between 3-5pm for registration and your intinerary of the weekends event. We will leave the hotel at 6pm for dinner at the Moose Creek Lodge. For those that attended last year, this is the same resteraunt with the traditional Wisconsin Friday nite fish fry.
Saturday
will start with donuts and coffee at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co at 9am with a full day of talks and our business meeting.

Saturday
evening we will all be heading to a private home on beautiful Lake Geneva for dinner and an evening of fun.

Sunday
will be a follow up day back at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co ,with tool swapping, "shoe" and telling and just good comeradery. Did I mention Hernandez?


HOTEL

This year the hotel will be the Comfort Suites at 313 Bauer Parkway, Delavan Wisconsin (just two blocks away from last years hotel the Super 8) The hotel is a little nicer with more amenities (pool, hot tub)at about the same rate. We are holding a block of 10 rooms under the name "HCC Cordwainers" at the rate of $71.96 per nite for double occupency,with $10.00 for each additional person. Please call 1-262-740-1000 to book your rooms.


SPEAKERS


Key speaker, Bill Tippit, Sr will be speaking on last making and terminology. Frank Jones will be speaking on Making a living as a Boot/Shoemaker. Larry Waller on the LM7 Bedlaster and Andy on leather dying and finishing. More to be announced.
Hope to see you there.

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#54 Post by walrus » Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:06 am

Dateline: Wisconsin
WSHOE News Network

"I AM GOBSMACKED!!!", says Frank Jones, commenting on the incredible presentation given by Bill Tippit. Jones, Tippit and the rest of the HCC membership were discussing the elusive "Last Trap", a curious and rare device, only known to exist among last makers, at the HCC Annual General Meeting, being held today at Walrus Shoe & Leather
Co in Delavan, Wisconsin.

"Feet are ugly", someone commented during the q&a session, which focused on working out how last measurements are made and methods to make lasts for hard to fit feet.

"Nonsense!" responded this female correspondent for W.S.H.O.E. News Network. "My feet look like bear paws, and my shoemaker-husband just loves 'em." No comment from the participants at the meeting followed, perhaps they'd all gotten too close a look at my size DDDDDDD shoes.

More to follow, Story developing...

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#55 Post by danfreeman » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:05 pm

And gobsmacking it was. This year's meeting just ended in Delavan, WI, had all the qualifications; First, a lot of shoe and boot information--I learned a great method of handsewing rubber soles from Paul Kraus I'd been seeking for years, and the aforementioned lastmaking program of Bill Tippitt was invaluable, just for two examples--I learned more. Second, great friends, old and new, willing, nay eager, to help each other, proud of their own work and free with praise for others'. Third, a nice vacation weekend--good food, better accomodations, details taken care of by Larry, Cindy, Ken Holmstrom and our host, the truly world-class humorist Joe Martin. I won't speak of the livlier entertainments; after all, it *was* a convention.

Thank you to about 30 Cordwainers and Cordwainerettes who trekked to Wisconsin--I hope you had as rewarding a weekend as I did.

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#56 Post by danfreeman » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:46 am

A reminder to all: HCC members' dues are now due for 2006, if you havn't already paid: still a bargain at $20 US/year. In case you missed last year's posting of the new address, it's:

The HCC
c/o Daughtrey & Haig P.C.
351 McLaws Circle, Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23185-5797

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#57 Post by admin » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:19 pm

Save the Date!

October 27-29

Annual General Meeting to Celebrate HCC's 20th Year!!

Cordwainers from around the world are cordially invited to join us in celebration of the HCC's 20th year at Williamsburg, Virginia for the AGM.

Held on October 27-29 2006, this year's AGM promises to be a wonderful follow-up to the excellent beginning of our year at the Walrus Shoe and Leather Co. in Delavan, Wisconsin last October.

More details will follow this summer about speakers and program plans, and anyone interested in sharing a presentation, workshop, hands-on demonstration or informal talk is encouraged to contact Al Saguto at dsaguto@cwf.org or via the HCC forum. Let us know today so we can share the news with fellow HCC members!

Reservations are available at the lovely Best Western Patrick Henry Inn, directly adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. There is a block of 15 rooms available, so call today to make your reservation!

Best Western Patrick Henry Inn
1-800-446-9228
Rate is $59/night ++taxes, double occupancy
Ask for the Cordwainers' Company group reservation, and they will book each room separately on your own credit card.

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM!

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#58 Post by admin » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:16 pm

21st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
THE HCC AGM 2006

Come to the ‘Burg for our Shoemaker’s Meeting!
All are welcome to attend our 21st HCC AGM for 2006 in lovely Williamsburg, Virginia. To be held on October 27-29 2006, this year's AGM promises to be a wonderful follow-up to the excellent beginning of our 20th year at the Walrus Shoe and Leather Co. in Delavan, Wisconsin last October.

This year’s meeting will take place at the Bruton Heights Educational Center of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – close to the hotel and, for spouses, many local attractions and sites. Veteran and charter members – and new members – are all welcome to attend this milestone guild anniversary gathering (our second in two years!)

A Call for Papers: The best part of our meetings is learning from each other. Come and share your research, skills or shop-styles with your fellow shoemakers. Anyone interested in giving a presentation, lecture, hands-on workshop or fireside chat is encouraged – please email dsaguto@cwf.org to let us know what equipment you might need and we’ll put you on the schedule. And, if you can’t attend, you can still give a presentation – just send us your DVD or VHS tape and we’ll include it in the weekend presentations.

HOTEL & TRAVEL
Reservations are available at the Best Western Patrick Henry Inn, directly adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. There is a block of 15 rooms available, so call today to make your reservation!
Best Western Patrick Henry Inn
1-800-446-9228
Rate is $59/night ++taxes, double occupancy
Ask for the Cordwainers' Company group reservation.

Nearest airports are Newport News International and Richmond International. Groome Transportation provides a fee based shuttle service for both, and Enterprise Car Rental has offices at both airports and in Williamsburg.

SPEAKERS & HIGHLIGHTS
This year’s speakers will feature Val Povinelli, Shoemaker for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, on Archaeological Footwear of Old Philadelphia and Colonial Williamsburg: An Overview, and a special presentation by Colonial Williamsburg’s Harness Shop featuring Saddler Jim Kladder. Saddler Jay Howlett has offered a talk on 18th century leather breeches. In addition, we will have a special tour of the Jamestown Archaearium (www.apva.org/jr.html) on Sunday, Home of America’s first Cordwainers, the “Jamestown Rediscovery” archaeological dig has recently unearthed some of our oldest shoes.

There is plenty of space to display your work, so bring your “prizework” or tools to show, trade or swap, and anything else you’d like to share with your fellow shoemakers and leather trades enthusiasts. If want to share your prizework from a distance, mail it (insured) to HCC, c/o 5 Foxcroft Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Several members have shared from afar in recent years – it’s a great chance for others to see your work – and everything is returned promptly after the meeting.

More speakers are always needed, so please notify Al Saguto (dasaguto@cwf.org) if you would like to share a presentation or workshop. Slide and overhead capacity are available, as are DVD and VCR.

FRIDAY
We will meet in the lobby of the hotel between 3-5pm for registration ($20) and your itinerary of the weekend’s events. Then it’s off at 6pm for relaxation, fellowship and dinner at a local bistro. If you are planning to attend, or have any questions, please email mcsaguto@aol.com so that we can plan for the weekend meals (thanks).

SATURDAY
Our annual business meeting will start the day at the nearby Bruton Heights Educational Center – located within 1 mile of the hotel. Donuts and coffee will get us started and ready for our business meeting in the morning. Lunch is followed by our workshops and presentations on shoemaking and leather trades – remember, we need more speakers!

SATURDAY EVENING
Our annual “Feasting and Drinking” will take place in a special setting selected just for us. Please bring your favorite period costume – a Guild tradition – and we promise, nobody will look at you funny, after all, it’s the historic triangle. And for you polar bears, we are between two beautiful rivers with low, sandy shores….

SUNDAY
Sunday will begin with a group breakfast at the hotel, followed by our own tour of the Jamestown Archaearium. All of our local historic sites are gearing up for our nation’s 400th anniversary celebration in 2007, so this promises to be a very special tour. Then it’s back to the Bruton Heights Center or the Hotel for more swapping and brain picking, techniques and trade traditions.

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#59 Post by admin » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:22 pm

The HCC Annual General Meeting is just a few short weeks away! We would like to get a count of folks attending as we finalize dinner plans, so please if you would email me at mcsagu@wm.edu to let me know if you plan to attend, that would be great. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you!

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#60 Post by admin » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:10 am

[center]The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company
21st Annual General Meeting
October 27-29, 2006
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Williamsburg, Virginia
[/center]

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 27

3:00-5:00 pm Registration and greeting at the Best Western Patrick Henry Inn (BlueGreen Resorts) lobby area. York & Page Streets, Williamsburg, VA

6:00 pm Meet in lobby of hotel to caravan to Dinner at Welcome South Restaurant

6:30 pm Dinner at Welcome South, 8558 Richmond Road, Toano, VA


Saturday, October 28

8:30 am Meet at Bruton Heights Educational Center for coffee & doughnuts,301 First Street, Room 204 – Parking across the street

9:00 am Annual General Meeting

10:00 am Glen Leasure – “Custom Lastmaking by the STS Sock Method”

11:00 am Lunch

12:30 pm Val Povinelli – “Archaeological Shoes from the Colonial Williamsburg Collection and Old Philadelphia”

1:15 pm Paul Lurk – “Walking in Big Ben’s Shoes: Reproducing a Mid-19th Century Slave’s Shoes”

2:00 pm Break

2:30 pm Dan Freeman – “Lasting with the Hoist Method”

3:15 pm Break and travel to Shoe Shop

3:45 pm Tour of the Colonial Williamsburg Shoe Shop

4:30 pm Tour of the Colonial Williamsburg Harness Shop

5:30 pm Tool Swapping, Prizework Exhibition & Light Refreshments at the Hotel

8:30 pm (sharp) Rendevous to Process to Annual Guild Feasting & Drinking at King’s Arms Tavern, Duke of Gloucester Street in the Restored Area Period dress (of your choice) is encouraged as per HCC tradition.


Sunday, October 29

9:00 am Guild Breakfast at the Patrick Henry Inn Restaurant

10:45 Depart Hotel for Jamestown Island rediscovery Archaeology Center

11:15 am Behind the Scenes Tour of Jamestowne Archaearium by Beverly Straube, Curator Jamestowne, home of America’s first shoemakers, including shoes from the early 17th Century

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#61 Post by admin » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:33 am

The HCC Guild Library has found a new home and is once again available for those who are interested in reprints.

Check the "library" link on the HCC hompage for a full list of what's available. Or contact:

William Niemczyk
HCC Reprints
20 Lakeside Drive
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 844-8440

for more information.

Yr. Hmb. Svt.

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#62 Post by admin » Tue May 08, 2007 5:38 am

Reverend Ronald S. Clark, of Fairfax, Virginia, went home on May 4, 2007. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 46 years, Doris Clark.

Born in Midland, Michigan on March 5, 1925, Ron moved to Loudon County, Virginia and worked farms with his family during childhood. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 and attended signalman school in Jacksonville, Florida, serving with distinction during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Euryale and the U.S.S. Caswell. After the war, he attended McKinley Tech in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Shepherd College with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. While attending Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, Maryland, he met and married Doris Jeanne Good of Fairfax, Virginia.
Reverend Clark served in the Virginia United Methodist Conference until his retirement in 1975. Returning to Fairfax, he and his son Mark owned and operated R.S. Clark & Son, a contracting business, until 1993.

Whether known as the Beak, Squirrel, Reverend, or Daddy, Ron led a vivid life, marking all those who met him with his caring for people, sense of justice and simple, unaffected love. He was a bold splash of color on our canvas, always serving in the only way he knew, and felt privileged to walk among God's flocks.

He is survived by his children, Mark and Susan Clark of Roanoke, Marcia and Richard Peterson of Dumfries, Monica and Jefferson Hobbs of Frederick, Maryland, and Miriam and Al Saguto of Williamsburg, Virginia, his grandchildren, Christopher Tate, Ariel Clark, and Matthew Tate, sister Patsy Laycock and husband Joe, and brother William Clark and wife Nita, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Fairfax United Methodist Church in Fairfax, Virginia on Wednesday, May 9, preceded by a viewing at 1:00 p.m. in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairfax United Methodist Church building fund.

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#63 Post by walrus » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:35 pm

A message For All
We, Walrus Shoe & Leather Co, Larry ,Cindy & Crispin will be hosting The 2007 HCC Meeting .We are just putting the final details together on rooms food and schedules. We hope to have full details ready by tonight . The date for the meeting will be Oct 25/26/27th. Full details will be posted within 24 Hrs.
See you at The meeting .
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#64 Post by walrus » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:03 pm

Hello Cordwainers

The 22nd HCC AGM for 2007 will be held at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co, W8295 Hwy 11, Delavan WI 53115, on Oct 26-28th 2007. We are located 1 ½ hours away from Chicago O’Hare Airport and 45 minutes from Milwaukee WI.

We just booked a block of 15 rooms at the Comfort Suites, 313 Baur Parkway, Delavan WI 53115. Our rate is $89.99 per night plus tax. To see more about this hotels amenities check out their website at delavancomfortsuites.com. To make your reservations you must call 1-262-740-1000 by Sept 28th 2007 and ask for the CORDWAINERS group.

We are looking for presenters for Saturdays line up. If you are interested in speaking or showing your talents, please call Larry Waller at 1-262-882-6006 or email to larry@walrusshoe.com.

Here is a brief itinerary at this time. Friday night will be a meet and greet at the hotel with dinner to follow. Saturday will start with a business meeting at Walrus Shoe and Leather Co, with a day of presentations and an evening of feasting and drinking. Sunday is breakfast at Perkins than back to Walrus Shoe & Leather Co to share our knowledge and craft and maybe Dinner at Hernandez for those that stay later.

More details on presentations as they come in.

Please let us know via e-mail or phone if you are planning on attending so we may make the proper food arrangements.

Hope to see you all soon! It will be a good one don’t miss it.

Larry, Cindy and Crispin Waller
Walrus Shoe & Leather Co
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#65 Post by admin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:03 pm

[center]The Honourable Cordwainers’ Company
22nd Annual General Meeting
October 26th-28th, 2007
The Walrus Shoe & Leather Co. LLC

Will proudly be your Host.
[/center]

[center]Dear HCC members,[/center]

As we look at the calendar today, we see it is one month before St Crispin’s Day. That can only mean one thing; it is one month until our Annual meeting. At Walrus shoe & Leather Co. LLC

So here is an update on the convention for those attending and a reminder for those who have not yet made their reservations.

The meeting: will be held on the 26th-28th of October, at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co, W8295 Hwy 11, Delavan WI 53115. Walrus Shoe & Leather Co is 45 Miles SW of Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and 65 miles NW of Chicago O’Hare Airport, with easy access from either airport. Google us.

Hotel info: We are holding a block of rooms at the Comfort Suites, 313 Bauer Parkway, Delavan WI 53115,under the name “Cordwainers”. Call the hotel at 262-740-1000 to reserve your room with the rate of $89.99 per night with double occupancy, by September 30th 2007.

Presenters: for this year include,

Dick Anderson on Hand sharpening.

Lisa Sorrell on Boot making as a Business.

Georgene McKim on the Transition from Footwear magazine to Shoemaker.

David Uline on Using Adhesives.



And a first time ever for the H.C.C. a surprise presentation

We have two other tentative speakers, and room for more if anyone else would like to give a presentation, we do have openings.

Itinerary: We will have a meet and greet in the lobby of the Comfort Suites from 3PM –5PM on Friday October 26th 2007, at 6pm we will meet in the same lobby to caravan to dinner at the Moose Creek Bar and Grill for a traditional Wisconsin Friday night fish fry, The remainder of the evening is free.

Saturday October 27th we will meet at Walrus Shoe & Leather Co at 9AM for Coffee and donuts, followed by our annual business meeting. Then we will start our day with various presenters with a break for lunch, which will be provided. More talks will continue after lunch. We usually finish about 5pm so everyone gets a break before meeting for our feasting and drinking dinner at The Duck Inn at 6:30PM. After dinner everyone is invited back to the farm for socializing and exchanging of thoughts and Tool Swap.

Sunday October 28th we will meet for breakfast at Perkins at 9am, Then back to Walrus Shoe & Leather Co for the rest of the presentations, if not completed on Saturday and for what we like to call “Shoe and Tell”, where everyone is welcomed to show what they are making/selling or share info they have learned. There will be The traditional dinner that evening, at Hernandez for those that stay on.

Up dates will be added as they occur.

A personal note:

All who can please come and share your love of the Craft, bring what you make, and share your stories.

Looking foreword to seeing old friends and making new ones.

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#66 Post by walrus » Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:25 pm

Notice To All:

Do to posting and editing problems, there is now a new link for the H.C.C. 2007 annual meeting updates It is as follows, Click Here: http://www.walrusshoe.com/2007meeting.htm
Remember to bookmark this page for quick access.Sorry for any inconvenience.Hope to see you all at the meeting.
Larry, Cindy & Crispin

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#67 Post by admin » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:32 pm

[center]Save the Date![/center]

[center]October 24-26, 2008

H.C.C. Annual General Meeting in

Guthrie, OK!
[/center]

Save the date for this year’s Cordwainers meeting, graciously hosted by HCC member Lisa Sorrell in Guthrie, Oklahoma, a beautifully preserved Victorian city which features the largest urban historic preservation district in the United States! More details will follow this summer on hotels and travel arrangements, and earlybirds can contact Lisa at customboots@aol.com. Oklahoma City looks to be the closest major airport, for those planning ahead.

A Call for Papers: More details will follow this summer about speakers and program plans, and anyone interested in sharing a presentation, lecture or workshop is encouraged to contact Marc Carlson at marc-carlson@utulsa.edu or Al Saguto at dsaguto@cwf.org.

A big Thank You in advance to Lisa and her husband Dale for what we know will be a great weekend. We look forward to seeing you all in Guthrie!

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#68 Post by admin » Tue May 13, 2008 6:06 pm

Dale and I are excited to be hosting this year's Cordwainers meeting and we're looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

I've reserved rooms at the Sleep Inn for the weekend. That weekend is also a big event at the Lazy E rodeo arena in Guthrie. All hotels in Guthrie will fill up that weekend so I'd recommend that everyone go ahead and reserve their room! The room rate is $79.49 per night including tax. The phone number for the Sleep Inn is 405-260-1400. Ask for the Cordwainer's rate, or just the boot and shoe maker's rate.

On Saturday we'll be meeting at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum. This is one block from my shop. Our meeting room is in a historical building so we're not allowed to bring in food. We'll take a break and walk to my shop for lunch.

Everyone is welcome to stay around on Sunday too. I hope to have some speakers and demonstrations on Sunday. We'll do that in shop so we have access to any tools or equipment needed.

I haven't made firm dining plans for the weekend yet. We have a wonderful Mexican restaurant in Edmond that I want to make sure to include. Their meeting room only holds 35 people, but they also cater. I'd appreciate it if everyone who's planning to attend in October would call or email and let me know. I won't know how to plan with the Mexican restaurant until I get a head count.

Lisa Sorrell
Sorrell Custom Boots
405-282-5464
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#69 Post by admin » Tue May 13, 2008 6:07 pm

Correction from The Crispin Courier:

Please note the correct room rate for the AGM, it was listed incorrectly in the latest Crispin Courier– with apologies from your humble treasurer, M. Saguto.

Sleep Inn and Suites

414 Heather Rd
Guthrie, OK 73044-0908
1-405-260-1400

Rate is $79/night ++taxes, double occupancy

We're looking forward to a great weekend in Guthrie, and thanks again to Lisa and Dale for being our hosts!

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#70 Post by dw » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:57 am

[center]Save the Date![/center]
[center]October 23-25, 2009
H.C.C. Annual General Meeting in
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts!
[/center]

Save the date for this year’s Cordwainers meeting, graciously hosted by HCC member Peter Oakley, Master Shoemaker at Old Sturbridge Village. In addition to the New England history nearby, OSV is one of the country’s largest living history museums, with 59 historic buildings on more than 200 acres, practicing tradesmen and women in various areas, gardens and lots to see and do. Plus, we have a large meeting room reserved for members to share their skills and demonstrations.

More details will follow this summer on hotels and travel arrangements – Keep your eye on the web for more info! Nearby airports include Logan International Airport in Boston, TF Green in Rhode Island, Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, Worcester Regional Airport or Southbridge Municipal Airport, for those planning ahead.

A Call for Papers: More details will follow this summer about speakers and program plans, and anyone interested in sharing a presentation, lecture or workshop is encouraged to contact Marc Carlson at marc-carlson@utulsa.edu or Al Saguto at dsaguto@cwf.org.

A big Thank You in advance to Peter and his wife Linda for what we know will be a great weekend. We look forward to seeing you all in Sturbridge!

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#71 Post by dw » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:37 am

Some months ago...right after I had finished and posted for download Golding's Vol. I, I received a call from Frank Jones.

Frank called to congratulate for completing the Golding and to draw my attention to some fairly egregious spelling errors that had slipped past me in the early chapters. During the conversation, I mentioned that I had been re-viewing Thornton's Textbook of Footwear Manufacture and in passing I commented on how it was a shame some of the newer books were inaccessible to the public, and to projects such as my offerings of Golding, due to copyright issues.

Well, Frank mentioned that he had known John Thornton...and several weeks later I received another call from him in which he indicated that he might be able to obtain the rights to reproduce Thornton, and would I be interested in scanning and converting Thornton to PDF the way I had done with Golding?

I had thought that I was done with such projects. They can be very frustrating to format just right not only due to differences in typefaces and publishing methods in the past but it can be a long tedious job--roughly two years for each of the three volumes of Golding that I have done. But I was intrigued not only by the information in Thornton and the fact that it is much closer to our own time period but with Thornton's much more "commercial" approach (although he quite deliberately and correctly sees and presents hand techniques as the foundation of all modern manufacturing techniques) and have always felt that such information was as much a part of our heritage as the older literature and deserved respect.

And to tell the truth, I found that I kind of missed the early morning (4:30-5AM ) "workouts."

So, to make a long story short (as if) Frank got permission...legal permission...for the Guild to scan, digitalize, and post for free download, J.H. Thornton's Textbook of Footwear Manufacture the 1953 edition (that's because that is the volume I have).

All kudos go to Frank Jones for doing the leg work and for the "persistence of vision" to see it through. Thank you, Frank.

And a heartfelt thank you on behalf of myself and the Honourable Cordwainers' Company to John Thornton's daughter--Mrs. Judith E. Doherty--for granting the Guild permission to reproduce Mr. Thornton's work.

Coming sometime in the second decade of the 21st century.

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#72 Post by admin » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:14 pm

The H.C.C homepage has just undergone a "face lift."

Some material has been edited, some new material has been added and overall navigation facilitated.

In addition, a printable pdf membership form has been posted.

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#73 Post by admin » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:13 pm

It has been brought to my attention (thanks Georgene) that those wanting to view the changes made to the HCC Homepage may need to clear their cache or enter a new address in the address window to avoid seeing the old site. (Most windows browsers store copies of a site's files to make browsing faster...especially where images are concerned.)

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#74 Post by admin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:23 pm

Book your rooms! We look forward to seeing you!

October 23-25, 2009
H.C.C. Annual General Meeting in
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts


Peter Oakley has reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Motel 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts for this year's AGM. The rate is $65.99/night double
occupancy, and rooms are being held in the name of Cordwainers or Peter Oakley. The hotel is convenient to Old Sturbridge Village and area
attractions.

408 Main Street
I-90 at exit #9/I-84 at Exit #3-B
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Phone: (508) 347-7327 | Fax: (508) 347-2954


This year's meeting promises to be another great weekend of learning, fellowship and fun. In addition to the New England history nearby, OSV is
one of the country's largest living history museums, with 59 historic buildings on more than 200 acres, practicing tradesmen and women in various areas, gardens and lots to see and do. We have a large meeting room at OSV reserved for members to share their skills and demonstrations.


A Call for Papers: All those interested in sharing a presentation, lecture or workshop are encouraged to contact Marc Carlson at marc-carlson@utulsa.edu or Al Saguto at dsaguto@cwf.org.

We look forward to seeing you all in Sturbridge!

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#75 Post by admin » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:16 am

[center]We look forward to seeing you!

October 23-25, 2009
H.C.C. Annual General Meeting in
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts
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Itinerary Update:
Friday, October 23
Registration from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Motel 6 - welcome and get acquainted with your fellow cordwainers!
Followed by the annual "Feasting and Drinking" at a fine local establishment

Saturday, October 24
Meet at Old Sturbridge Village for the Annual General Meeting (location and directions availalble at registration on Friday)
Followed by our day's feature presentations

Bruce Graham
Roundtable Discussion on How to Plan and Organize a Beginner's Shoemaking Class

Peter Oakley
Pegging 101 - How to Make a Pegged Shoe

Marc Carlson
"Where's my hammer?" Examining early historical tools through texts, images and archaeology

Nasser Vies
Approaching Pattern Cutting for Shoes, Taping Last to Obtain Form and its Application to the Geometry of the Pattern

Dan Freeman
Patternmaking Tricks and Ideas

Sharlot Battin
Canvas Last Draping Technique and a Discussion of Last Nomenclature

Nasser Vies
Making Hand Wax


Thanks in advance to all our presenters. More are welcome: All those interested in sharing a presentation, lecture or workshop are encouraged to contact Marc Carlson at marc-carlson@utulsa.edu, Al Saguto at dsaguto@cwf.org, or Peter Oakley at oakli81@msn.com - share your knowledge and skills!

Saturday Evening Group Dinner followed by Swapping and Trading (Bring your tools, work samples, shoes, cool stuff!)


Sunday, October 25
We will meet for breakfast, followed by additional presentations, time to tour Old Sturbridge Village and local Sturbridge, and possibly an exciting field trip. Stay tuned for more details!


Peter Oakley has reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Motel 6 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts for this year's AGM. The rate is $65.99/night double occupancy, and rooms are being held in the name of Cordwainers or Peter Oakley. The hotel is convenient to Old Sturbridge Village and area attractions.

Motel 6
408 Main Street
I-90 at exit #9/I-84 at Exit #3-B
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Phone: (508) 347-7327 | Fax: (508) 347-2954

This year's meeting promises to be another great weekend of learning, fellowship and fun. In addition to the New England history nearby, OSV is one of the country's largest living history museums, with 59 historic buildings on more than 200 acres, practicing tradesmen and women in various areas, gardens and lots to see and do. We have a large meeting room at OSV reserved for members to share their skills and demonstrations.

We look forward to seeing you all in Sturbridge!

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