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A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

Here is a tutorial I posted before to thehcc.org, but I decided to save it here as well. These are one version to make the bevelled waist and fiddleback on a shoe.

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As you can recognise – the shank area must be skived.

This is how to prepare the parts:

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And the attached sole shows the nice fiddleback:

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The the hardest part: making the stitching channel – not an easy job with JR soles. (but its quality is very good)

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Then stitching. The awl must come out in the right place – no room for mistakes.

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And this is the secret… and a lot of experience to get the best result.

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Ready to walk.

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ooops.. and that’s why I visit shoe labs..

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Most probably every maker makes it a bit different.

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