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post #1021 of 1304
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I presume "lighter" refers to the colour, not the weight. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The trees might be made from "steamed beech" (steaming certain woods takes out the yellow and turns the colour into a pale, slightly pink, off-white). Or they are made from a naturally pale timber like lemon wood or birch (although birch tends to yellow if exposed to sunlight for extended periods). Third possibility the wood is "pickled" (no, not in vinegar like gherkins), it's a kind of colour-wash.

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post #1022 of 1304
Norweger peter last

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Budapest oxford new peter last

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Just dropped my slr camera in the pavers and damaged it, these are the only 2 pics remotely close to being in focus, lcd screen doesn't work, weird noise and no focus, sucks. Camera experts, is this fixable?
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Norweger peter last
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Budapest oxford new peter last
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Just dropped my slr camera in the pavers and damaged it, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
these are the only 2 pics remotely close to being in focus, lcd screen doesn't work, weird noise and no focus, sucks. Camera experts, is this fixable?

oops. good luck.

shoes are excellent as ever.
post #1024 of 1304
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

I presume "lighter" refers to the colour, not the weight. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The trees might be made from "steamed beech" (steaming certain woods takes out the yellow and turns the colour into a pale, slightly pink, off-white). Or they are made from a naturally pale timber like lemon wood or birch (although birch tends to yellow if exposed to sunlight for extended periods). Third possibility the wood is "pickled" (no, not in vinegar like gherkins), it's a kind of colour-wash.

full wood:

BertaKalman004.jpg

opposite to hollowed.
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post #1025 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

full wood: - opposite to hollowed.

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Colour: Ivory = lighter, opposite to

BertaKalman004.jpg
Colour: Buttercup Yellow = darker.

So, the top one is lighter in colour as well as in weight.

If the lighter shoe trees are made from Obeche, and the darker ones are from the usual Beech, they will be even considerably lighter in weight: a cubic metre of (dried) beech wood will weigh about 720 kg, while the same cube of obeche will weigh about 390 kg.

For comparison: African Ebony = 1030 kg, Balsa = 170 kg
post #1026 of 1304
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

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Colour: Ivory = lighter, opposite to
BertaKalman004.jpg
Colour: Buttercup Yellow = darker.
So, the top one is lighter in colour as well as in weight.

If the lighter shoe trees are made from Obeche, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
and the darker ones are from the usual Beech, they will be even considerably lighter in weight: a cubic metre of (dried) beech wood will weigh about 720 kg, while the same cube of obeche will weigh about 390 kg.
For comparison: African Ebony = 1030 kg, Balsa = 170 kg

actually, i didn't ask and there was no sample in the workshop. i guess the guys at vass should know that.
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Other pics of the budapest oxford new peter last

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post #1028 of 1304
very nice...how do you like the 3 piece? The color of the shoes atleast in the picture looks darker than antic cognac...
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very nice...how do you like the 3 piece? The color of the shoes atleast in the picture looks darker than antic cognac...

Thanks, I like the trees very much, fit very well (much better than I thought based on what I have read), antique cognac shell is a a little darker than calf and also it was getting dark and I was trying a fixed 28mm lens that I'm not used to and didn't want to use flash.
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Other pics of the norweger

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a couple of members asked me how the peter compares to the new peter, here it goes. The peter last (grain shoe) and the new peter last (suede shoe) look very similar to me

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post #1031 of 1304
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Thanks, I like the trees very much, fit very well (much better than I thought based on what I have read),

actually, there have been rumours about the fit that i couldn't confirm myself.
post #1032 of 1304
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i forgot to mention that both pairs are excellent. enjoy and wear them in good health.
post #1033 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i forgot to mention that both pairs are excellent. enjoy and wear them in good health.

Many thanks!. Regarding the trees, maybe is this particular size but they do fit very well. I sometimes have problems with the spring tress because I wear half size (40.5) and they always send a size 40 trees and sometimes they are loose, specially in the P2 last, I have to put an insole only for storage so the trees fit snug. I have asked Vass many times to send size 41 trees with my P2 shoes and they say yes but they simply don't compute this, they are incapable of processing this information for some reason and they send the 40 again, I gave up on that.
post #1034 of 1304
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Thanks, I like the trees very much, fit very well (much better than I thought based on what I have read), antique cognac shell is a a little darker than calf and also it was getting dark and I was trying a fixed 28mm lens that I'm not used to and didn't want to use flash.

thanks, i misread still difficult to figure out calf from shell when unworn. Did you get this directly from Vass recently?
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