Roman Hrytsak

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Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

My introduction to wood carving started in 1990 when I took an introductory course in power carving using a small Dremel tool with a flexshaft. My first project was a Western Meadowlark and I became hooked. Following many lessons I have gone through the songbird decoy experience and have not looked back. My art is in private collections around the world.
I have taught many courses and here is where I get my greatest enjoyment. I like to give my students minimal instructions and then watch them make sawdust. Most of my projects are my own design. I teach power carving at Lee Valley and am about to start a 15 hour course January 20, 2011 where we will carve a rooster.
My other carving projects are my 'funky boots', a style I developed over the last 10 years. I use 'F' wood - free, fallen,fragile,firewood - and carve free form wooden boots with a natural finish or a detailed finish. It is my own technique and I plan to share some ideas with any one interested.

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 02:30 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 06:10 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 04:16 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 01:41 AM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 01:53 AM

Welcome to LumberLocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#6 posted 02-01-2011 05:36 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks, Roman.

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 06:24 AM

My hat of to you Roman and fellow Albertan



-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 11:10 PM

Roman, you’re a fantastic and very creative artistic woodcarver!!!! Thanks for sharing all of your work on LJ’s!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#9 posted 08-14-2011 07:22 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 03:37 AM

your carvings are beautiful and very intricate. I look forward to seein more o your projects. work/play/cut safe. Keep makin dust/and/or/chips :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 03:26 AM

Super professional work! Thank you very much! God bless you!


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#12 posted 09-23-2014 11:09 PM

Hi Roman. Thought you might like this photo of carved boots by a man named
Livio De Marchi from Venice Italy. He carves lots of boots shoes cloths handbags hats . well just about everything.
If you dont know of him its worth searching on line just enter his name in google.
Take care Regards Bazz (London)

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#13 posted 07-16-2015 12:51 PM

You are one talented man. BEAUTIFUL work !!!

If you ever offer a class let this site know because I will be first in line to take it.

Truly exceptional


-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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