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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 11-08-2014 06:45 PM 1205 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

LAST SUMMER MY WIFE AND I TOOK A SHORT HOLIDAY TO BRITISH COLUMBIA’S OKANAGAN VALLEY AND VISITED WITH RELATIVES IN PENTICTON, A SUMMER TOURIST HAVEN. THE OKANAGAN IS VERY WARM IN THE SUMMER AND HAS AN EXTENSIVE PROLIFERATION OF VINYARDS AND WINERIES. I HAPPENED TO COME UPON SOME SOME GNARLED WOOD READY FOR THE BURN PIT. THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY ASSURED ME THAT THE WOOD WAS JUST THERE AND ALLOWED ME TO TAKE A FEW PIECES WITH ME.

ON BENDED KNEE I GOT PERMISSION FROM MY WIFE TO LOAD THE TRUNK OF HER CAR. THIS COST ME SEVERAL BOTTLES OF WINE AND ALL WAS WELL AT THE END.

AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE, THE TRUNK OF THE GRAPE PLANT WAS ABOUT 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND HAD SUPPORTED AN EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF VINES AND GRAPE CLUSTERS IN IT’S TIME.

AFTER SQUARING OFF THE LOG, I CUT A BLANK FOR A ‘ROMAN-STYLE’ BOOT AND THE REST IS HISTORY. FINISHED WITH A WIPE-ON-POLY, THE BOOT RECEIVED A FINAL WAX POLISH.

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 11-08-2014 08:34 PM

Roman you never disappoint us with your latest creation, another wonderful example of your super skills.
Well worth a few bottles of wine which I am sure you helped her empty :)
cheers
pete

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

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 10:15 PM

Amazing. The “texturing” you did of the wood/bark to simulate the differing degrees of a well worn leather boot is artistic perfection. A fine example of carving craftsmanship.

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 10:30 PM

I would like to try it on. What size is it?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#4 posted 11-08-2014 10:35 PM

Jaykapur, The texturing you refer to was not my doing but mother Nature’s. When the bark fell off that section of the boot, a wrinkled surface was exposed and I left that well enough alone. RH

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

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 01:34 AM

wow, Roman! thanks for sharing! I love the boot carvings :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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Rustic

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 06:45 AM

Nice one I am going to work on one from your book soon

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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DaveGlx

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 09:40 AM

Beautiful. You are second to none mate.

-- Dave -

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Roger

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#8 posted 11-09-2014 01:33 PM

That is amazing!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Eli Adamit

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#9 posted 11-09-2014 04:47 PM

very interesting, I never saw such a big trunk of grape.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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Grumpymike

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#10 posted 11-09-2014 05:03 PM

Great save from the burn pile, ... and the touch of the masters hand …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 11-10-2014 09:21 AM

O man what can you make beautiful boots. Love it.

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

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