OIL RIGGER BOOTS - laminated knotty pine!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-10-2014 04:34 PM 1504 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me a six foot length of a 2×8 piece of knotty pine that was left over from a project. I cut it into three pieces, laminated them which gave me a 6 inch by 18 inch block of wood. This gave me enough width and length to make a pair of working boots. These are caricatures of an Oil Rigger’s boots that will go into a silent auction in July for the Make a Wish Foundation charity event. Since Calgary is an oil town I thought that the boots would fit the bill. Plus oilmen have a lot of spare cash and with this being a black tie event I’m hoping for a good auction that will help some child’s wish come true.
The boots stand 7 inches high, 6 inches heel to toe, and 5 1/2 inches wide. The board was full of knots so I left the boots with a natural finish.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 05:15 PM

Another great project, Roman. You do amazing work.

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 07:29 PM

I like your wooden shoes more than mine. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 07:53 PM

As always Roman, excellent work by a talented fellow. Thanks for sharing and I hope that it brings in a great deal of money for the Make A Wish Foundation.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 10:26 PM

‘Bout time you got around to doing some oil rigger boots. They look great…. and the ‘tone’ of the wood really adds something special to the boots…. meaning that the natural finish was a great choice.

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 10:57 PM

These deserve a very high bid at the auction Roman, what a great job you have done here, you are so talented with making your signature boots, “Make a wish” must be tickled pink

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 11:42 PM

excellent, as usual and I am sure it will be sold high!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 12:58 AM

I’m amazed. Simply amazed.

-- Kayvon

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#8 posted 06-11-2014 01:45 AM

wow – thats a really cool carving . They look great!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 06-11-2014 02:11 AM

great job mate. they are real beauty. I hope they’ll find a rich owner and a good home ;)

-- Dave -

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 10:45 AM

Wow they are great, what an awesome job in carving them…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 06-11-2014 11:41 AM

World class carving Dude! They look like they’re worth about $1000 each!!

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#12 posted 06-11-2014 01:49 PM

Very nice man.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 06:35 PM

Great job very magnifique .I love that boots

-- BigDan

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 11:50 PM

Beautiful work, Roman !!! I wouldn’t know where to begin other than “cut away everything that doesn’t look like a shoe”. :)

And thanks for reminding us what’s really important.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 06-12-2014 12:14 PM

Impeccably incredible!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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