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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

I have never had three piece trees, does the middle piece act as the spring/lever?
Is this considered superior or works just the same but maybe looks better?
I think Berta makes tress for Vass as it looks very similar.

Yes, it look almost the same as my Vass 3 pcs tree.
post #1262 of 2366
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

NO, you can't control the tension, the tree is either fit or not, since it doesn't has any spring in it.

Not sure, from the picture the third piece is wedge shaped, and I see a gap at the bottom. My guess is if you squeeze all the way down or not it acts just as a spring would.
post #1263 of 2366
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

thanks, in addition to what you have said probably you can control the tension/strech more depending on how much you push the lever or third piece..
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

NO, you can't control the tension, the tree is either fit or not, since it doesn't has any spring in it.
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Not sure, from the picture the third piece is wedge shaped, and I see a gap at the bottom. My guess is if you squeeze all the way down or not it acts just as a spring would.

You could maybe influence the stretching effect a little bit length-wise, but not by much.
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Oh, by the way, here is something I have in the making right now. They are trial shoes but you get the idea.
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post #1265 of 2366
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Not sure, from the picture the third piece is wedge shaped, and I see a gap at the bottom. My guess is if you squeeze all the way down or not it acts just as a spring would.

Three piece shoe trees either fit properly or they don't. If the shoe trees are too big, you cannot get the centre piece properly inserted (without hammering it down). If they are too small, the centre piece won't sit snugly and wobbles around.

Think of a Russian 'Matryoshka' doll (nesting dolls).
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Here's my latest pair, made for my sister in law.

The last is one I made myself. This is about my 20th pair.

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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

NO, you can't control the tension, the tree is either fit or not, since it doesn't has any spring in it.

+1, and yes he works for Vass and a lot of bespoke maker.
post #1268 of 2366
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

I have never had three piece trees, does the middle piece act as the spring/lever?
Is this considered superior or works just the same but maybe looks better?
I think Berta makes tress for Vass as it looks very similar.

imo, three piece is the real deal for aesthetical reasons. probably the fit may be a tad better, either.

agreed, it's not the most practiacal thing for travelling as they have more weight.

this year he is starting with larch wood in addition to beech tree. they will be lighter.

i'll see them soon, when i pick up mine. i'm excited. he really knows his stuff and is a pleasure to deal with.

thanks fishball for posting. how did the shoes on the last he made for you turn out finally?
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Originally Posted by shoefan View Post

Posted elsewhere, here is a pair of black calfskin on black suede spectators.
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You are hitting the straps now bro'!
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

My brand new 3pcs shoe tree for my bespoke shoes:
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That is one sexy shoe tree.
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Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette View Post

Oh, by the way, here is something I have in the making right now. They are trial shoes but you get the idea.
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Could you educate us on what those markings are for?
post #1271 of 2366
Fritzl,

Sorry, still don't have time to make my new shoe, will let you know when I tried.
Any new project?

Fishball
post #1272 of 2366
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Originally Posted by shoefan View Post

Here's my latest pair, made for my sister in law.
The last is one I made myself. This is about my 20th pair.
The best pair you ever do.
You do very very good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1273 of 2366
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Originally Posted by shoefan View Post

Here's my latest pair, made for my sister in law.
The last is one I made myself. This is about my 20th pair.
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Fantastic! When are you taking SF commissions?

 

post #1274 of 2366
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

Fritzl,
Sorry, still don't have time to make my new shoe, will let you know when I tried.
Any new project?
Fishball

not quite new. i sampled some interested parties with trees. we'll see.
post #1275 of 2366
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

That is one sexy shoe tree.
Could you educate us on what those markings are for?

Toe positions and instructions on how the last needs to be modified (more space above the outer toe, longer toe box overall, tighter instep, narrower waist) for the final pair.
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