- Jun 12, 2011
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Thank you for the answers and explanations!
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Then try to find some videos from handwelting Instead of gluing holdfast canvas you actually have to carve it from the insole (usually - and hopefully - one of better quality than in GYW) and then do the hard work manually.I have never thought that Goodyears Welt were so complicated to manufacture
17:27 "with what we call a fiddle waist" If I heard correctly. I'm guessing it's fiddleback waist.what is a fiddle?
It's made of cork -or- preferably leather that's shaped and cemented on top of the foot-bed so that when the sole is attached the leather will follow the shape creating the fiddle appearance.from that video, when Tony was talking about corking, 12:40 to 13:05, he mentioned a wooden shank, and a fiddle for shape.
what is a fiddle?
Generally use a leather shank in bespoke, which you can shape however you likeYes, I guess he means he inserts something to mould the outsole around to give the shape of a fiddleback.
How do they make the fiddleback on bespokes? Do they carve it out of the thick insole or is it something inserted below the outsole?