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Maple Burl Boots - inseparable pair!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 46 days ago 716 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A wood turner had a piece of maple burl that he wasn’t able to get made into a bowl, so he passed it on to me. The size of the block was just enough to make two small ‘stylized boots’.
In making the boot blanks , I split the block roughly in two and roughed and refined the boots shown. Finished with a wipe on poly the ‘Burlies’ are the result.
Enjoy!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!





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Rickterscale

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#1 posted 46 days ago

That’s pretty cool. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 46 days ago

One mans trash, another mans treasure .
Love the way you have managed to get anything out of this, nice job Roman :)
Pete

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#3 posted 46 days ago

I have some boots in the same condition! ;)
Nice work.

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#4 posted 46 days ago

Very nice work.

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#5 posted 46 days ago

I absolutely love this.

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#6 posted 46 days ago

Good job on this pair. I like the way you turned the material limitation into a design feature incorporating the natural edge.

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#7 posted 46 days ago

Roman ~ Awesome looking pair of boots! Love the live edge… as it gives a very ‘sculptural’ feel to the piece. Your bandsaw must really get a work out.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 46 days ago

Ahhhh, very nice

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#9 posted 46 days ago

Thank you for your comments!
The challenge I had with these boots was to leave as much natural edge as possible, hoping that the inner character would mesh into a beautiful piece. The natural finish achieved that goal.
The block of wood was cut in two as shown in pictures 2 and 4. If you push the left and right boots closer together, you would have the rough shape of the block. I had a difficult time mentally to make the cut so that the natural beauty was not to seriously violated! That is why I call these boots – “inseparable”!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#10 posted 46 days ago

wow, can’t think of anything else to say. very creative and well done.

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#11 posted 46 days ago

Awesome woodworking, but man, these look like terribly uncomfortable boots! =)

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#12 posted 45 days ago

Very cool

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#13 posted 44 days ago

They look little used but verry nice.Amaizing carving skill.

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#14 posted 41 days ago

That’s amazing

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#15 posted 41 days ago

NICE!

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