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post #91 of 1242
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I'll ask Riccardo to make them. The shoes are still in Italy and I live in Amsterdam The pictures in this topic are pretty much realtime. As soon as he works on the shoes he mails the pictures, then I post them .

What a relationship you have built up with Bestetti Roy. An SF savvy cordwainer.
post #92 of 1242
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thanks.
The pictures will be there tomorrow. But Riccardo asked if you thought he glued the seam? Because that apparantly happens sometimes with stingray. This seam is stitched exactly like in the photo I posted before. Tomorrow he will make the photos.
post #93 of 1242
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What a relationship you have built up with Bestetti Roy. An SF savvy cordwainer.
I am just building on the relation T4Phage has with him.
post #94 of 1242
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He was faster than I thought:
post #95 of 1242
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He was faster than I thought:
No, I never thought he might be gluing it. I just wanted to see how he handled the stitching and the edge. I have worked with stingray on several occasions and hated the way the stitching looked when I was done. Those beads are like hard ivory and they are random sizes. A needle will not peirce them and more often skitters away so badly that the line of stitching becomes increasingly erratic and uneven. He did a good job there. I can't see much of anything about how the stitching finished. But if that is only a function of the choice of colour for the thread, it is still worthy of praise. And thank you BTW...and please pass my compliments and appreciation to him.
post #96 of 1242
i dont see the stitching on the edges... looks glued to me?
post #97 of 1242
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
No, I never thought he might be gluing it. I just wanted to see how he handled the stitching and the edge. I have worked with stingray on several occasions and hated the way the stitching looked when I was done. Those beads are like hard ivory and they are random sizes. A needle will not peirce them and more often skitters away so badly that the line of stitching becomes increasingly erratic and uneven.

He did a good job there. I can't see much of anything about how the stitching finished. But if that is only a function of the choice of colour for the thread, it is still worthy of praise.

And thank you BTW...and please pass my compliments and appreciation to him.

That is wat Riccardo said about stingray as well. He does not like to work with it. He hates the beads. He encountered the same problems like you. I will pass on your compliments, like most artisans he is very proud of his work.

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i dont see the stitching on the edges... looks glued to me?
It is very hard to see. But when it comes of the last, he will take photos of the inside. It also reveals some stitching. However, it needs to rest on the last for another 2 weeks or so.
post #98 of 1242
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i dont see the stitching on the edges... looks glued to me?
if you look closely you can see some of the stitches

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
No, I never thought he might be gluing it. I just wanted to see how he handled the stitching and the edge. I have worked with stingray on several occasions and hated the way the stitching looked when I was done. Those beads are like hard ivory and they are random sizes. A needle will not peirce them and more often skitters away so badly that the line of stitching becomes increasingly erratic and uneven.

He did a good job there. I can't see much of anything about how the stitching finished. But if that is only a function of the choice of colour for the thread, it is still worthy of praise.

And thank you BTW...and please pass my compliments and appreciation to him.

i spoke to riccardo and he appreciates that you like his work.
he also said to tell you that he learned half his craft learning to make boots in the u.s.

as for the stingray, he had the problems you mentioned with the rounded beads
but with the sanded stingray like roy's
his problem was the needle breaking when it hit the flat surface
post #99 of 1242
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if you look closely you can see some of the stitches



i spoke to riccardo and he appreciates that you like his work.
he also said to tell you that he learned half his craft learning to make boots in the u.s.

as for the stingray, he had the problems you mentioned with the rounded beads
but with the sanded stingray like roy's
his problem was the needle breaking when it hit the flat surface

figured it'd be easier to use a fine drill to drill the holes rather than use a needle
post #100 of 1242
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The shoes need to rest on the last a bit before the final finishing is done and Riccardo makes the final photo's, so here's a little slideshow on a shoe he has made for me before to kill the time:
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post #101 of 1242
^Oh wow
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Very cool. This has been an wonderful thread.
post #103 of 1242
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So... Here are the pieces for the shoe I gave my brother for his birthday:

These are sharkskin and they're going to be a three eyelet derby.

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post #104 of 1242
Since Roy already posted his brother's non-stingrays, I thought he would not mind me hijacking this thread a little to show some pictures of my current commission with Riccardo. A boring brown calf skin u-cap on an almond toe last. I especially enjoyed the pictures of the last making:

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post #105 of 1242
This is a great thread. Please continue to post photos as the shoes progress.
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