CANDY BOAT (BOOT) - Laminated Douglas Fir

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-15-2015 09:08 PM 700 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought that I would bring some functionality to my style of wooden boot carving.
My friend had some Douglas fir cut-offs that I was able to salvage from his firewood storage box. They were odd shaped but I was able to laminate the pieces into a sizeable block and proceeded to cut out a carving blank for a casual loafer, The blank was squared off, a pattern was drawn and the rough boot blank is shown in picture 3. Using a Typhoon carving burr on a Foredom flex-shaft, a rough shaped boot emerged. Sanding , polishing and a final lacquer coat showed the beautiful grain of the Douglas fir.
Some chocolate truffles wrapped in a variety of coloured paper gives the boot some purpose. an excellent project for your next craft sale. Remember Christmas is only 6 months away.
The method of carving this style of loafer is fully outlined in Power Carving Boots & Shoes from Schiffer publishing, Chapter 5.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 09:27 PM

Wonderful simple lines Roman, I like your grain match up with the sole & upper, nicely done

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

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 09:40 PM

Very Very nice…! but, how comfortable is it after you eat the candy?

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 11:59 PM

Hi Greg, there is a bit of guilt on my part, but the snitch of candy was worth it!!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#4 posted 06-16-2015 08:10 PM

all you need is the nike symbol on the side hee hee

Very kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 06-17-2015 05:15 AM

You shaped it very well!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 04:17 PM

This is a very cool thing for bout anything.

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

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