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Found Wood - A Boot Collection

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-09-2014 06:58 PM 1867 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Fellow LJs.
Here is a collection of some of my unfinished projects, finally finished! Using found wood picture 1, left to right, spalted aspen found in a friend’s wood box, next walnut off-cut from my furniture maker friend’s waste bin, next cedar wood taken from a block that was used as a trailer hitch support, and last a Mary Jane style shoe carved from basswood.
It’s amazing what one can find in a discard bin.
Finally a quick snap of my Schiffer published book to be available in bookstores, carving tool stores and on line about mid October.
Cheerio,
Roman, the boot man!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.





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GnarlyErik

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 07:42 PM

Very artistic! Love the idea. It’s obvious you put lots of time in these . . .

-- "Never let your dogma get run over by your karma!"

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mariva57

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 07:45 PM

Is a work of art, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 07:58 PM

Beautiful work and craftsmanship. Your artistry is beyond the pale!

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

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TannerTurnings

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 09:33 PM

Very well done, all look amazing! I’ve been turning some “rescued” wood recently & some of the grain markings have been awesome!! It all goes to show just what can be made from “scrap” wood. ;-)

-- Keith, Norfolk England. Why Burn it when you can Turn it??!!

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Mark E.

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 09:49 PM

Those are cool! Lot’s of detail.

But … No pairs? All of my shoes came in pairs. :-)

-- Mark

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peteg

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 09:53 PM

Wow Roman, are you goin to open a shoe store :)
These are fabulous (as is all your work) I love the cedar boot it’s probably one of your best I’ve seen
cheers
Pete

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

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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 10:36 PM

Congratulations on your book, Roman. It’s nice to see that paper’s still around.

But I’m sure I could write something similar …
Page 1 – Get a big ol’ chunk of wood.
Page 2 – Start cutting away everything that doesn’t look like a boot/shoe.
Page 3 – Good luck.

:)

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

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NormG

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#8 posted 08-10-2014 12:31 AM

These are just awesome, you have a great talent

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 08-10-2014 12:46 AM

Just when the question about whether wood working is an art or not gets floated…things like this keep showing up. This is art, it doesn’t matter if the artist used a power tool to make it. You do beautiful work, Roman.

Found wood, I like that even more. I make a lot of projects with dimensioned lumber, and some of it is hugely expensive, because I buy it at retail stores, already made to dimension. But what I do takes that type of wood, and I can’t find that type of wood in the firewood pile.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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AnonymousRequest

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#10 posted 08-10-2014 01:07 AM

Beautiful work!

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Northwest29

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#11 posted 08-10-2014 01:20 AM

Book should sell very well. Great job on those shoes/boots.

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

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shipwright

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#12 posted 08-10-2014 01:55 AM

Nobody carves boots better.
I should comment on your fine work more often.
I really get a kick out of it. :-)

Thanks Roman

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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DaveGlx

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#13 posted 08-10-2014 06:33 AM

Great job as usual mate. Can’t wait for the book.

-- Dave -

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muesli

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#14 posted 08-10-2014 10:34 AM

Are the dark ones available in size 10.5? :)

Fantastic carvings! I am sure, your book is worth everey singe penny!

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jinkyjock

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#15 posted 08-10-2014 10:52 AM

My first reaction on seeing these wonderful pieces is a big smile.
Proof perhaps that Art/Craft can also be fun.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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