SPALTED MAPLE BOOT - The Old Curmudgeon!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-06-2015 10:42 PM 768 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son’s first home purchase was an older house that was housing for Canada’s military. Well built not fancy but functional. Someone had planted a maple tree in the back yard which in time became the framework for a children’s treehouse. When my son moved in the tree had seen better years so he had it cut down and I was the beneficiary of some of the wood. This boot came from this wood.
It was severely gnarled and the inner grain shows it’s age.
When cutting out the boot blank, I wanted to show all the characteristics that made the tree old just like the ‘boot’ carver. So I give you the Old Curmudgeon!


Roman – the Bootman!

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 11:17 PM

Great story. Love the boot, something to treasure for a long long time!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 02:14 AM

The cover shot is a real cracker Roman, means a bit more when you have the history of the timber :)
nice job

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

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 12:50 PM

Gr8 story. It’s always nice having something made from a tree that the kids have grown up with.

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

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 01:07 PM

It’s a beautiful accent for a garden.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Eli Adamit

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#5 posted 08-10-2015 05:08 PM

Nice boot, I like the grains.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 01-17-2016 02:08 PM

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