|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 12-14-2014 08:05 PM||929 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
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!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!