WESTERN BOOT - California Redwood

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-14-2015 02:45 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Calgary Stampede for 2015 is now over so I can show you a boot I carved from a piece of California Redwood. The dimensions on the wood are about 10×6 x 3.
Cutting out the boot blank I then proceeded to make dust with my typhoon burrs, shaping, and final details. Redwood has its inherent property of being hard and soft with a lot of figuring. This wood is nice to work with but has some issues when it comes to the finishing part.
I kept the detailing to a minimum and chose to carve some waves and a few wrinkles. Here the wood was telling me how much mutilation was acceptable. The grain and colour is so powerful that detailing would not have enhanced the piece, in my opinion.
Sealed with a lacquer finish, I present the Redwood boot!



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

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 04:09 PM


Very nice piece.

I have worn “western/cowboy” boots for 55+ years.

Looks real enough; That I want a pair in my size!

Seriously terrific job! I bet the hours expended are many.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 09:56 PM

Looks the real deal to me in every detail Roman, looks ready to kick some ar.e :)
love the colour

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

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 12:20 PM

A mighty fine lookin boot

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

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