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.
As you can recognise – the shank area must be skived.
This is how to prepare the parts:
And the attached sole shows the nice fiddleback:
The the hardest part: making the stitching channel – not an easy job with JR soles. (but its quality is very good)
Then stitching. The awl must come out in the right place – no room for mistakes.
And this is the secret… and a lot of experience to get the best result.
Ready to walk.
ooops.. and that’s why I visit shoe labs..
Most probably every maker makes it a bit different.