"The Art and Mysterie..."

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#451 Post by dw » Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:07 am

Oh BTW...looks like you got your bug exactly in the right spot.

Not many in the world (bluster aside) know how to do a full wellington...and you're definitely becoming a master. And someone who understands it theoretically and aesthetically. That's evident from these boots.
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#452 Post by paul » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:59 pm

I don't see a blush smilie, so I'll just say Thank You.

Of course we all know the proof is in the putting (on).

But it sure feels like I'm understanding well enough. Especially after the confusion of the heel draft and hoisting were addressed. Thank you for that. As for the toe bug, it positioned well enough, but will be on my list of 3 for a long time. see below

This Torino was interesting, Cheryl talked like it's been a problem for them because it was more than $7.00 per ft. What's with that! It's is a full calf skin, and being from the bottom of the pallet wasn't #1 clean. But it sure felt nice before it was lasted. Interesting thing is how dry and course it is after. I'm thinking of a product for it, spoken of on the Shoe Repair International Facebook page. I think it's called Tenderly. I'll have to do some more research, but ones who have used it say it brings a like newfeel back to old leather. Thinking of some stain for color too. Should be inseaming them tomorrow.
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#453 Post by dw » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Paul,

Did you mark and position your toe bug before closing the side seam? Getting the toe bug correctly located on a FW has always been a bit problematic for me.
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#454 Post by paul » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:45 am

DW,

Yes I did. I had made a fitter and used the break {more or less the High Instep line) as a point of reference, measuring down from there.

Maybe it was beginners luck. I don't know where the variables would be. I do so few toe bugs, each one is like doing it for the first time all over again.

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#455 Post by dw » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:50 am

paul » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:45 am wrote:DW,

Yes I did. I had made a fitter and used the break {more or less the High Instep line) as a point of reference, measuring down from there.

Maybe it was beginners luck. I don't know where the variables would be. I do so few toe bugs, each one is like doing it for the first time all over again.

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Did you make a full cut fitter's model!?
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#456 Post by paul » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:50 am

Nope. I made a triad fitter for 'er.
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