|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 06-15-2015 09:08 PM||791 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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'!