STYLIZED WORK BOOT - Cocobolo Rescue!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-26-2015 01:57 AM 1296 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When visiting my friend’s carving studio I looked into his discard bin and low and behold this colourful piece of wood caught my eye. It was small in dimensions, 4×3 x 2, and was severely checked. This was my cocobolo rescue.

I took it home and it had sat in my carving room for several months before I tackled it with one of my boot patterns. Cocobolo is not easy to work with but I pushed on and the work boot shown is the result.

My carving burrs were taxed heavily but the finish achieved was worthwhile.


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

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 08:58 AM

Amazing piece. According to the dimensions, this could go in Minnie’s closet. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 08:38 PM

Yep it looks like a gnarly old brute of a piece Roman, nice job, I love the rich contrast of the timber

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 11:40 PM

Beautiful. Always trust your eye.

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#4 posted 03-29-2015 12:20 AM

This is amazing. WowZa!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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