Maybe it’s the tools…

Years ago a man in New Hampshire sent me some vintage tools to try to sell for him and among those tools was set of hole punches. The set was in great condition, top-quality, and went down to the smallest size I’d ever seen. It was expensive and I couldn’t really afford it, but I knew I was unlikely to ever find anything like it again (I haven’t) so I bought it. So when you look at a piece like this and think, “Wow, she’s really talented!” just know that having the proper tools is an important component of creating good work. Without that tiny hole punch I’d have to stop at solid black eyeballs and it’s the spot of white in the center that gives them life.
By the way, this piece isn’t finished. Expect more detail soon!

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About customboots

I'm a custom cowboy boot maker. I own a business, Sorrell Custom Boots, and I create bespoke cowboy boots using vintage machinery and hand tools. I also own www.sorrellnotionsandfindings.com, a company that specializes in tools, supplies, and leather for the boot and shoe making trade.
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2 Responses to Maybe it’s the tools…

  1. Mike McCanna says:

    I beg to differ…it’s the hands holding the tools that make the difference.šŸ˜

    On Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 11:31 AM Lisa Sorrell, cowboy boot maker wrote:

    > customboots posted: “Years ago a man in New Hampshire sent me some vintage > tools to try to sell for him and among those tools was set of hole punches. > The set was in great condition, top-quality, and went down to the smallest > size I’d ever seen. It was expensive and I couldn'” >

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