How to Build a Shoe Tree - Part 1 - to be continued..............

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 12-31-2015 09:27 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to give 2015 a good send off, so I got a spruce log about 37 inches long and decided to morph it into a “Shoe Tree”. I didn’t want a pile of individually carved boots but wanted to leave the log and boots as a family. So I commenced the project by cutting out hunks of wood which could be carved into a series of ‘Roman style’ work boots.

Once the boots were carved I then had the job of reassembling the log. They all do fit into the cavities from which they came. My next hurdle is to refine the carvings for finishing, re-mounting them and refining the wooden hollows and make a mount to hold the log upright, thus completing the Shoe Tree!

Did someone say that I need a Doctor!!! Hope this project will be resolved in 2016. Thank God for the Leap Year, I may need an extra day to finish the ‘SHOE TREE”.

Until next time, Tata and goodnight.


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

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#1 posted 01-01-2016 03:58 AM

not all eyes see what some do
if you did what I think you did
My hats off to you

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 01-01-2016 11:08 AM


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

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#3 posted 01-02-2016 04:54 AM

Roman this looks like a very tricky piece of “deconstruct & reconstruct” in the making if I have it right, don’t hold us in suspense toooo long for the next update.
This I gotta see ::))
Cheers & happy new year Bud

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2016 10:15 PM

No question. You definitely gave 2015 the boot(s) ;)
Another amazing project.

-- Dave -

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#5 posted 01-18-2016 01:10 AM

very creative and interesting piece.i saw a few of the boots you were working at lee valley over the summer very realistic,excellent work.

-- Wills Sculptures

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