Making the Fiddleback with Bevelled Waist

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.

16 thoughts on “Making the Fiddleback with Bevelled Waist”

  1. Hey Marcell
    Seriously, I think you should look into writing a book of your expertice.. these are really great.. i showed my shoe to my shoemaker friend and he has excited to get back at making great shoes..
    Thanks,
    Eiustace

  2. Thanks for sharing Your Skills Marcell. Well appreciated. i will recommend my students to take your class if the want to make hand made shoes

  3. Thank you for putting these photos online and brief descriptions. I am fascinated by the process! These shoes are beautiful.
    Candice

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