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I have a couple pair of these, and the quality is very good.

However, they are rather wide, and I had to sand them down in certain areas to fit them into my shoes. I typically wear a rather narrow last style shoe, but I am a standard D width in US sizing.

I also felt like the finish on the wood may have impeded absorption, so I sanded the finish off while I was at it.

How do you sand down the trees?

 

...With sandpaper?

post #3962 of 10405
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How do you sand down the trees?

I used a belt sander to get the size down, and a hand sander to remove the rest of the finish:


I would have sent the trees back, but I didn't want to hassle with the shipping, and they are well made trees.
post #3963 of 10405

Some shoe cleaning p0rn:

 

 

Just got this today - I'm looking forward to a weekend of polishing!

post #3964 of 10405
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I used a belt sander to get the size down, and a hand sander to remove the rest of the finish:


I would have sent the trees back, but I didn't want to hassle with the shipping, and they are well made trees.

Taking shoe care to another level. No wonder you have such a nice shoe blog
post #3965 of 10405
Bulled the toe slightly to add some contrast. Did not go for a mirror since these are my snow/rain boots. Just want to show that it is possible to pull off a bull shine even when SnoSeal has been used (I think I read somewhere that polishing after SnoSeal is hard).
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post #3966 of 10405
Shineeeee!
post #3967 of 10405
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Just got this today - I'm looking forward to a weekend of polishing!

So... do you Reno that leather mat too? nod[1].gif
post #3968 of 10405
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I have a couple pair of these, and the quality is very good.


However, they are rather wide, and I had to sand them down in certain areas to fit them into my shoes. I typically wear a rather narrow last style shoe, but I am a standard D width in US sizing.


I also felt like the finish on the wood may have impeded absorption, so I sanded the finish off while I was at it.


How do you sand down the trees?

...With sandpaper?

lawlz
post #3969 of 10405

there any other website to buy saphir polish besides for hangerproject? trying to avoid paying $10 shipping to get one $20 item. 

post #3970 of 10405
Just posted these images in the B/S section for my non-toxic shoe polish and I thought I would share them here.

Black, quarter brogue, Adelaide, Edward Green shoes on the 888 last, polished with GlenKaren polish:


Rubbed down with GlenKaren Leather Cleaner/Conditioner:




Brush shine with GlenKaren Black Cream Polish:



Mirror shine on toe and heel counter with GlenKaren High Shine Paste Polish:



Close up of toe in natural lighting:
post #3971 of 10405
Beautiful shoes and nicely done!
post #3972 of 10405
That's a mirror shine. Good combo with the Adelaide cap style.
post #3973 of 10405
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there any other website to buy saphir polish besides for hangerproject? trying to avoid paying $10 shipping to get one $20 item. 

Buy at least $50 in shoe care products and shipping is free.

post #3974 of 10405
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Buy at least $50 in shoe care products and shipping is free.

I know that too, unfortunately I have everything else I need, which is why I asked if there's any other source. 

post #3975 of 10405

To second on his question, is there anywhere I can buy saphir products in person? (Not online)
Any department store or whatnot? 

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