Double Thread Work Boot!

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Project by Roman Hrytsak posted 09-01-2014 10:10 PM 1252 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using a large piece of Basswood, I chose to create a two thread work boot showing waves, wrinkles, and texture detail. Then after sanding I applied several coats of brown, red and green to come up with the colour shown, The thread detail was applied after the lacquer coats so that the thread simulation came with a hint of red.

ps My book, Power Carving Boots & Shoes was released on August 28 and should be available in the usual outlets very soon. I carry a supply of my book and would be willing to sell to any one interested and I will throw in my autograph to boot. You can reach me at my email address for details.

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

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 10:40 PM

Hey Roman nice boot. How much for your book? I am interested. I am a carver.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 11:17 PM

Very nice carving. Love the threaded work you did on it. Really highlights the boot too .

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

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 11:21 PM

Super nice carving Roman. Sure looks real to me.

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

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 11:59 PM

Very nice, such detail.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 12:53 AM

Pretty ambitious boot! The threading is great and the old worn ‘posture’ is very convincing. That one would be a great selection for the cover of your new book!

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

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 03:36 AM

Roman, another fine example of your amazing boot art. Well done!

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

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 07:40 AM

Great job mate. Another right boot. I like the finish on this one.

-- Dave -

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 08:55 AM

it’s time to ‘fess-up.
You’re posting pictures of real boots…....
Absolutely stunning.
Have just checked and your book is on Amazon.
This is prob my best option as I am in Scotland.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 09:53 AM

Sir, your carving is amazing, I am a huge fan of your birds and fish!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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Roman Hrytsak

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 01:45 PM

Thank you all for the fine comments. Much appreciated.
James, glad that you were able to find the book on Amazon.
The main thrust of the book is to show you the steps towards carving a boot as shown. The first boot will be a slow process but after that your creativity will take over and you’ll be carving a ‘boot storm’ It becomes an addiction so to speak! And I know that there are a lot of LJers out there that have tons of creativity in them. Looking forward to see some new boots in the near future!
Cheerio, Roman

PS For all Ljers around the world, Google the title and you will find a site in your country to purchase the book.

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

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#11 posted 09-02-2014 01:56 PM

That is wood? You look to be a master of what you do!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#12 posted 09-02-2014 02:01 PM

That is very realistic. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 09-02-2014 05:32 PM

I would never guess…!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 09-02-2014 09:16 PM

book ordered,
use your massive royalty cheque prudently.
A nice bottle of Malt…...
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#15 posted 09-02-2014 09:31 PM

This sure looks the real deal Roman, super skill on display here :)

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

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