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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 12-14-2014 08:05 PM 986 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given some shelf cutoffs from an IKEA product. The shelves, 5/8 inches thickness, were laminated pine strips and the cut off pieces were 12 x 16 inches. The end grain was interesting so I cut 4 1/2 inch strips crosswise and laminated the pieces to make a block of wood 16 inches by 4 1/2 wide and 8 inches thick. These dimensions were adequate for me to apply a ‘Roman style’ boot pattern, making sure that the side profile of the boot showed end grain.
With the pattern applied, a bandsaw was used to shape a free style boot blank, ready for the power carver.
With the carving complete, the boot was sanded, sealed and finished with a spray-on lacquer.

The technique used is explained in my book Power Carving Boots & Shoes and can be ordered online from Schiffer Books or bought at your favourite woodworking store. Enjoy!

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





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 12-14-2014 08:15 PM

I like to put it on.

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

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peteg

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#2 posted 12-14-2014 08:27 PM

Wow Roman, some of us turners experiment with segmented turning, Don’t think I have seen segmented carving before, boy it produces a real interesting result, this is a beautie
cheers
Pete

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

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Druid

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#3 posted 12-14-2014 08:29 PM

Nicely done Roman. Interesting use for those off-cuts.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 10:03 PM

Amazing carving and vision.

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

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 12-14-2014 11:53 PM

Really cool. What size is it? ha ha

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Northwest29

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 01:46 AM

Another fantastic boot. Excellent craftsmanship!

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

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NormG

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 02:08 AM

Well done, you have a wonderful talent to do this

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

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majuvla

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 05:20 AM

I hope it is confortable as it looks good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DaveGlx

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 09:14 AM

Great job Roman! I like the gain patterns that come from the segments work.

-- Dave -

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Roger

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#10 posted 12-17-2014 01:45 PM

There’s a lotta sanding in this smooth boot. Way cool

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

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Marty 529

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#11 posted 01-02-2015 10:12 PM

I just looked through your projects. Wow there are a lot of amazing carvings. Very nice work. Amazing talent.

-- Marty, Ohio

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