Spalted Amur Cherry Boot - Nature's Hidden Beauty!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-11-2015 02:31 PM 674 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this piece of Amur cherry wood in my wood cache. It has been around for awhile so I decided to cobble another boot. It seemed different from my previous Amur cherry wood, exhibiting a greater variance in colour. So I let the wood speak and the end product was a great surprise. The spalting with the reddish grain is quite striking. Even the worm hole adds to the character of the boot. The edges and shape of the boot were intentional to be in harmony with the colour and grain of the wood.
The clump of mushrooms gave me the opportunity to pose the boot in a natural setting. All colours seem to go together.

The Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 09-11-2015 04:00 PM

This is another beauty, Roman.

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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#2 posted 09-11-2015 04:09 PM


Do you have a pair to wear yet?

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 09-11-2015 04:16 PM

This is a beautiful piece! and displayed with care!

Your carving are fabulous Roman and they are true works of art. I looked at many of your other carvings and noticed that none of them have achieved the Daily Top 3 but as far as I’m concerned, everyone of them deserved that rank and more.
Thanks for sharing!

-- 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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#4 posted 09-11-2015 08:01 PM

I agree with Tony, these are all works of art Roman :) this is a beautiful piece of timber

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

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#5 posted 09-12-2015 03:22 AM

I was was a young boy in Germany I wore wooden shoes but not like this one!

This one is too good to be worn and just plain beautiful!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 09-12-2015 10:12 AM

Very nice work.

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 03:47 PM

Your boots are always such eye candy

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

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