I, as one who is sadly ignorant about these matters, appreciate DWF's generosity in taking the time to educate me about them. DWF, could I try your generosity one more time and ask for your thoughts on the durability of this cut-and-turn gemmed hand-welting used in the Tramezza video? Would
you rate it a 5 like you did Weston's machine Goodyear cut-and-turn, or does it rate higher because of what you said was the ability to use a shoemaker's stitch and to wax the thread? Thanks.
Yes, probably on the same order as the Westons stuff, in my professional opinion. Simply because as I said earlier, HW benefits from the shoemaker's stitch and the pine pitch based hand wax, but it really is a gestalt--a sum greater than its parts.
And really, I don't mind answering questions...that's why I'm here. I'm 70 and I've had my day in the sun. Time to pay it forward as well as I can.