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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 06-20-2015 02:47 PM 1076 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Calgary Stampede is a mere 10 days away so I thought it would be fitting to complete a cowboy boot.
I had a large block of cedar given to me that was used as a hitch prop for a trailer, so some of the block was stained with a bit of crude oil or grease. The grain was interesting so a ten inch high boot was patterned and carved.
Detailing was out of the question as the grain was so prominent. I decided to concentrate on giving the boot creases and wrinkles. Along with a natural finish the boot came out alright.

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

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#1 posted 06-20-2015 02:48 PM

Roman, this is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-20-2015 03:02 PM

Roman, as always your work is very impressive…! The boots looks comfortable enough to wear.

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 04:25 PM

Roman, I think your creation far exceeds it being used a a prop for a trailer hitch. Your excellent ‘boot’ looks like the real thing and does look very comfortable. Thanks for sharing your latest piece. How large is this one?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 07:02 PM

Hey Roman, you must have picked up a bunch of longer wood lately. I like the “tall shoes” idea but my favourites are still the apple toes.
Enjoy the stampede.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 06-20-2015 09:43 PM

I think it came out a little bit better than “alright.” You have an eye for excellence and you certainly achieved it in this boot. Very nice work.

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

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Sam Shakouri

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#6 posted 06-20-2015 09:49 PM

What size is it? I’m interested in buying it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#7 posted 06-20-2015 10:34 PM

Yep good work thats a yipeee yaahoo.

Looks like it may end up down under after the Calgary Stampede event!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 10:37 PM

Another lovely piece of work Roman :)

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

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#9 posted 06-21-2015 02:43 AM

The creases and wrinkles sure give it a realistic look. Very nice workmanship.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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#11 posted 06-21-2015 01:39 PM

Looks very realistic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 06-22-2015 12:33 PM

This is fantastic!

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

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