Dancing Shoes - A Collection Ready to Tear the Rug!!!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-21-2015 10:58 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got these done for the Dancing Shoes Course I’ll be offering at our Lee Valley store at the beginning of October. Three Thursday evenings in October and we will be stomping’ the sawdust in reckless abandon.
Pic 1 and 2 shows the collection, pic 1 r. front birch open heel and toe, live edge; MDF high heel, painted; Amur cherry high heel.stained and textured, Back row l. to r. birch boot, Amur cherry platform high heel, Amur cherry ballet style high heel.
Pic 4 Follow the yellow brick road…... becauz, becauz,.........
Pic 5 Had a chance to laminate scrap pieces of MDF (medium density fibreboard). This substrate carves like butter but does require a finish. Good experimentation.
Pic 6 His and hers (old timers???) birch dancers.

Roman, the Bootman

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 11:16 PM

And I thought the Dutch were the only ones that made wooden shoes! I think you could teach them a thing or two or thee!
Nice work on those good looking carvings Roman!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 02:01 AM

Love ‘em all Roman.

Oh, no, you can’t do that …... once you started wearin’ those shoes. (Eagles)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 07:54 AM

Great collection.

-- Dave -

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Sam Shakouri

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 10:28 AM

They are all very nice. Now time to carve a sandal to repair the rug.

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

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 05:54 PM

Incredible collection! Lady Gaga wouldn’t mind I beleive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 09:18 PM

great variety & display of your carving skills Roman :)
my fav’ is the bottom right with the bow

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

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#7 posted 09-24-2015 01:50 PM

You should create a show called, “So You Think You Can Carve”....LOL…....Grrrr8 work, as always.

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

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