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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.

All the little pieces

All of the pieces for this boot top design are cut out by hand and then skived by hand. No, I can’t buy punches or dies for the designs, because clients are all different sizes and I like to allow … Continue reading

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Confession

I like to create really intricate paper patterns when I do overlay designs. Oh… who am I kidding? I like to create really intricate paper patterns for everything.

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Your Cheatin’ Heart

Introducing: “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

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Don’t Give Your Heart to a Rambler

Introducing: “Don’t Give Your Heart to a Rambler”

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Almost finished

I’m coming down the home stretch on this pair.

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Told you they needed more heel height

The lasts came out of both pairs of these boots quickly and easily, which is something I can’t always say. Now I need to finish the heels and I can go home. Tomorrow I’ll take the final “formal portraits” and … Continue reading

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Expert opinion

In my expert opinion, both of these boots will need a few more heel lifts tomorrow before the heels are complete. 🙂

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