The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

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    If I lived in France I'd just have to get Mr Delos to do some work for me... great skills this man. j

    I do agree with you, his is gifted and and hardworker too....in his name I thank you for the compliment.


    Youd could imagine a trip to France, others from this forum have done it....


    Adrian
     
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    Here is my ongoing project:

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    I sewn the sole, finished and polished by my hands at home.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Lovely..you did a fine job on those. I hope you'll post them in the Gallery on the CC.
     
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    Lovely..you did a fine job on those. I hope you'll post them in the Gallery on the CC.

    I will, DW. Thanks for your kind words.
    Haha, I just finished one, and still working on the other.
    I know, normally shoemaker will do both at the same time, but I just want to see how it would look like when finished.
    DW, I want to ask do you have a special knife to cut the heel seat (between the upper and rand)striaght?
     
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    not bad! thro a little vass looking ;-)
     
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    not bad! thro a little vass looking ;-)

    Hmmm.... Vass looking?
    It should be Delos looking!

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    @fishball - wowza
     
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    Amazing work, Fishball. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm.... Vass looking?
    It should be Delos looking!
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    sorry still vass looking, but i mean that in a good way
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    DW, I want to ask do you have a special knife to cut the heel seat (between the upper and rand)striaght?
    Well, hopefully...if the sun shines and the creek don't flood...you shouldn't have to trim level the heelseat much, if any. But traditionally...and still a winner...the "circular welt knife" or the Star Welt Knife was used. Alford (sp) carries a modern reproduction of the Star welt knife, but you can sometimes find them on Ebay. IINM, the Star Welt Knife was an uniquely American implementation of this tool so don't expect to find it readily on Aussie or British Ebay. The blade for the Star Welt Knife is much easier to sharpen and keep sharp than the blade for the circular welt knife. Other than that they are used and perform similarly And for those little touch-ups that mean so much, a rhan file will help a lot.
     
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    Well, hopefully...if the sun shines and the creek don't flood...you shouldn't have to trim level the heelseat much, if any.

    But traditionally...and still a winner...the "circular welt knife" or the Star Welt Knife was used.

    Alford (sp) carries a modern reproduction of the Star welt knife, but you can sometimes find them on Ebay. IINM, the Star Welt Knife was an uniquely American implementation of this tool so don't expect to find it readily on Aussie or British Ebay.

    The blade for the Star Welt Knife is much easier to sharpen and keep sharp than the blade for the circular welt knife. Other than that they are used and perform similarly

    And for those little touch-ups that mean so much, a rhan file will help a lot.


    DW,
    Thanks, but I have no idea how a Star Welt Knife or circular welt knife look like. Do you have picture?
     
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    sorry still vass looking, but i mean that in a good way

    You mean it look like U last? Yey, look like Vass is not bad though. [​IMG]
     
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    DW, Thanks, but I have no idea how a Star Welt Knife or circular welt knife look like. Do you have picture?
    Here's a link. BTW...I meant "Arford" in my previous post. Page 32, item 165-A if you have their catalog. The other tools on that page are circular welt knives.
     

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