|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 12-11-2015 10:17 PM||817 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
In October I was asked to introduce my book to our local woodworking group – SAWS – Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society. After my presentation on how to carve a Roman style wooden boot I issued a challenge by bringing in two hunks of wood, an Arbutus log and a birch wood block. I wanted to see if any of the group would draw a profile of a boot on each block. Four people volunteered their patterns and I then promised to carve a boot following their outline. The ‘bunch’ shown is the result.
The birch wood boots have a live edge while the Arbutus boots had me carving with a little help from my earthly friends. Next week the group will be meeting for their Christmas party and my volunteers will receive their boots – an early Christmas present so to speak.
To all LJers may I wish you a very Merry Christmas and the best in 2016.
Roman, the Bootman!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!