Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Darby - Derby Development

I adjusted the toe shape on my latest version with a more modern "Chamfer Toe."

Used this beautiful leather from Horween Leather that I got on a field trip to Chicago last year.

 Was able to keep track of my time on this pair: 4 hours, clicking, skiving, and closing.

Getting better with air-nailer,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Glue & Stitch Welt - Full Circle Welt

I have been experimenting with a "full circle" welt.

I do glued construction and add a typical welt to aid in flattening the out sole.

I decided to try this method and have used it a couple of times so far.

After gluing, I stitch all around with the old 77.

Using my 5in1 with my lift attachment I am able to get to the inside of the ring and use the skiver function.
The ends have to be skived by hand bu the whole process is only appealing because of the 5in1.