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post #10036 of 11258
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

They are popular these days but I understand the time consuming intricacies of making them yourself.

Not really a matter of time--I'd rather throw an hour at a problem than a dollar. Not least because it's free training--anything that advances your skill level.

But high end men's dress shoes and western boots seldom if ever look good with storm welts...IMO. I just don't get any customers wanting any.

I sent my main computer in for an upgrade--high end graphics card, 8 GB ram and a i7 quad core processor--or I'd post photos of split storm welt.
post #10037 of 11258

Hi guys,

 

I have a problem with topline bulging/bowing and I'm starting to see creases on the quarters. Do you think it's going to crack? Anything I can do to prevent it from cracking? I mostly use Saphir MDO cream and once in a while, Reno.

 

 

Thanks.

post #10038 of 11258
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I sent my main computer in for an upgrade--high end graphics card, 8 GB ram and a i7 quad core processor--or I'd post photos of split storm welt.

I would advise you too increase the ram with 8 GB more; the cost is low and it won't be a potential bottleneck IMO.
post #10039 of 11258
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Originally Posted by niakulah View Post

Hi guys,

I have a problem with topline bulging/bowing and I'm starting to see creases on the quarters. Do you think it's going to crack? Anything I can do to prevent it from cracking? I mostly use Saphir MDO cream and once in a while, Reno.




Thanks.
I don't think it will crack, probably just softer leather from non-prime areas of the hide. I can't see it being an issue as I don't think that part of the shoe sees much stress.
post #10040 of 11258
I always thought storm welts had an extra row of stitching... I don't own anything with a storm welt currently. I pretty much think everything looks better with a flat welt.
post #10041 of 11258
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

I would advise you too increase the ram with 8 GB more; the cost is low and it won't be a potential bottleneck IMO.

I know you're right but I had a budget of @$550.00. I had to buy the components individually to get that price. Next upgrade will be major--everything.
post #10042 of 11258
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I always thought storm welts had an extra row of stitching... I don't own anything with a storm welt currently. I pretty much think everything looks better with a flat welt.

Well, the double row of stitching is not necessarily characteristic of stormwelt. Some will double stitch it, others won't.

Just as some will double stitch flat welt. Personally, I'm not fond of wide welts of any kind.

Again, stormwelt has a lot in common with flat welt and I'm not all that sure it is significantly better.
post #10043 of 11258
Of course, if the computer is only going to be used to browse SF and look at cat videos on YouTube, 8GB should be plenty for quite a while; a upgrade to 16GB is probably only needed if you run memory-heavy calculations/processes as statistical regression on huge datasets or massive calculations - neither I presume a cobbler does on regular basis.
post #10044 of 11258
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Originally Posted by niakulah View Post

Hi guys,

I have a problem with topline bulging/bowing and I'm starting to see creases on the quarters. Do you think it's going to crack? Anything I can do to prevent it from cracking? I mostly use Saphir MDO cream and once in a while, Reno.


Thanks.

Understand that it is nigh onto impossible to diagnose shoe or fit problems from a description or even from a photo. All we can do is line out the possibilities.

Chances are real high that the bulging topline is indicative of a poor fit in the long heel measurement. I suspect that you may be experiencing some heel slip as well.

While the creasing on the side is, as pB suggested, relatively insignificant and not posing any real cracking problems, it will probably only get worse..at least for a while.
post #10045 of 11258
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Of course, if the computer is only going to be used to browse SF and look at cat videos on YouTube, 8GB should be plenty for quite a while; a upgrade to 16GB is probably only needed if you run memory-heavy calculations/processes as statistical regression on huge datasets or massive calculations - neither I presume a cobbler does on regular basis.

Say what??!! crackup[1].gif


I do some design work on my computers and some photo manipulation (CorelDraw X4 Suite)...nothing major. I also write, edit and lay out books--mostly, at this point in my life, scanning old books, OCR'ing them, and then reformatting (to original layouts) in Ventura 10. Beyond that I am the webmaster for my Guild--The Honourable Cordwainers' Company and the Forum Admin for the Crispin Colloquy.

I'm also an indifferent but long time gamer, esp. FPS's. Been playing Skyrim for a couple of years and am thinking about modding it and starting over. Plus I am preparing to get into the new Wolfenstein--that's where I started lo these many years ago...when Wolfenstein was not much more than a glorified side-scroller.
post #10046 of 11258
Without knowing the rest of the specs, it seems like 8GB is enough to satisfy your needs.

And Wolfenstein 3D was awesome; I still remember standing behind my fathers chair when I was 4 years old and watch him kill mecha-Hitler. Also, the first commands I learned was:

cd wolf3d
wolf3d.exe

But I had it on a note under the keyboard just in case I forgot.

I got a new computer delivered last month and fired up the new Wolfenstein; very impressive graphics, and if it hadn't been for my master thesis I would've played through it.
post #10047 of 11258
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

Without knowing the rest of the specs, it seems like 8GB is enough to satisfy your needs.

And Wolfenstein 3D was awesome; I still remember standing behind my fathers chair when I was 4 years old and watch him kill mecha-Hitler. Also, the first commands I learned was:

cd wolf3d
wolf3d.exe

But I had it on a note under the keyboard just in case I forgot.

I got a new computer delivered last month and fired up the new Wolfenstein; very impressive graphics, and if it hadn't been for my master thesis I would've played through it.

Maybe you already have...I dunno...but if not, don't get into Skyrim. It's an RPG that plays like a FPS. But the real drawback is that it's a huge and graphically spectacular world. Several years ago, when I told my computer tech I was going to start playing Skyrim, he said simply "Goodbye." Really immersive.

I quit playing it about two years ago. But I recently had some fairly major health problems and when I was sitting around recuperating I kept getting images/flashbacks of all the places I'd been in Skyrim. I had to re-load it and start playing again. Even three years after its release it is still one of the most played games for PC.

I have over 300 hours in the game but I run across people on the Skyrim forums that have ten times that much.

Sorry everyone for the OT posts but ...you go where the conversation takes you.
post #10048 of 11258
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Not really a matter of time--I'd rather throw an hour at a problem than a dollar. Not least because it's free training--anything that advances your skill level.

But high end men's dress shoes and western boots seldom if ever look good with storm welts...IMO. I just don't get any customers wanting any.

I sent my main computer in for an upgrade--high end graphics card, 8 GB ram and a i7 quad core processor--or I'd post photos of split storm welt.

Interesting.....more evidence of how our businesses differ.
Florshiem Gunboats have been very popular over the past several years. Not a day goes by that we don't see at least a pair or two. People are buying them used (Ebay/thrift shops). They bring or mail them in to us to custom finish the welts, mid-soles, bases and, out soles. Some request us to leave the welts as wide as possible. Others have us convert a 270 flat welt to a 360 storm.
When you can post a photo, I'd appreciate seeing it. I have never seen a storm welt split by hand before.
post #10049 of 11258

I have a couple of pairs with storm welts - a double soled brogue not dissimilar to a "gunboat", and a "commando" soled boot.  I do like the aesthetic in some ways - it give the illusion of a deeper welt and sole and makes the boot look even more chunky.  Which is fine.  But from a functional point of view, there's no extra stitching holding it flush to the upper like there would be with a Norweger, so I guess it's all for show.*  Which is OK, by the way.  I think so anyway.

 

 

*Like toe taps. :stirpot: 

post #10050 of 11258
I have several computers...I just don't store photos of techniques or finished work on this one. Nevertheless, as requested...

As mentioned, I haven't done this in a while--no call for it. So it took me about 20 minutes to get set up.

Once set up, I made this split storm welt in about 15minutes (click to enlarge):

It's only about 12 inches long but it was for demonstration (proof of concept) not for use--I don't know where I would use it.




Grainside at an angle to show "storm lip."



Storm lip split to 6 iron



Outside/outsole edge split to 6 iron.



Fleshside showing inseam/thread groove (unnecessary)

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