|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 04-19-2015 10:27 PM||1049 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Some quick instructions on how to carve a ‘Roman style’ boot.
Picture 1. Take block of wood and bandsaw cut a rough shape of a boot. This is your first step in creating a unique style and shape, incorporating characteristics of the wood.
Picture 2. Bandsaw cut boot block into three pieces – sole piece, toe cap/tongue piece and vamp. This allows for some creative carving both on inner and outer surface of fledgling boot.
Picture 3 Commence rounding and shaping of outer surface following your own design and pencil lines.
Picture 4. Slowly but surely the boot shape takes on form.
Picture 5. After shape and style established, sand, sand, sand. commence finishing and sealing. Check for fit, glue pieces together and block becomes a boot!
Picture 6. View and enjoy! Get ready for your next boot!
More detailed instructions can be followed in my book, POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES from Schiffer Publishing.
Google this title and you will find where this book is being sold.
Let’s get these boots carved! A challenge to all LJers!!!
These boots were made for ‘talkin’!
Wood used – maple burl.
Roman, the bootman!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!