|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 11-23-2014 05:38 PM||886 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Went into my friend’s dumpster and pulled out a cut-off measuring 5 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. This piece was thrown out because of some heavy knot holes at one end of the piece. Here was a challenge for my boot making skills!
With enough wood to make a high-cut work boot, the basswood was roughed out, refined, revealed and textured using a pyrography tool. The knot holes were spared and incorporated into the boot’s character, namely left side heel and right side ankle area. The boot was sanded and sealed, then a pyrography tool was used to stipple the surface for contrast. Stained with gunstock orange first. followed by a Lifetone brown, the boot took on a leathery appearance of sorts.
When the first sanding was done before any texturing or staining, a pleasant surprise occurred – The Sleeping Bear appeared!
Say hello to the bear!
PS I apologise for the last two photos. They are a bit fuzzy!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!