|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 07-25-2015 02:59 AM||739 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I had this piece of birch in my stash of carving wood and a year ago decided to cut a blank for a high cut boot. The dimensions were such that the boot was taller than long, hence a shortened toe-cap. I also wanted to try making some waves and wrinkles to the vamp. Because I was able to carve the interior of the boot I began to make waves when all of a sudden my carving burr jammed and all I could see was bits and pieces flying through the air. Undaunted I looked around my carving area and found two pieces but a third was nowhere to be found. I was able to glue two pieces and realized that the third piece was not required, so I proceeded to complete the carving and finish the birch boot with a wipe-on poly. The spalting worked well with the carving.
My garden is in glorious bloom and the boot fitted well.
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!