|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 01-21-2016 11:13 PM||758 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Just wanted to bring you LJers my progress with the SHOE TREE!
Suffice it to say I am still at it and my sanity is intact. Perhaps a few more gray hairs but that comes naturally with senior years.
From the last time I reported, I had a metal stand built and it is now temporarily mounted on a piece of lam-beam to hold the log in an upright position. This allows me to insert the individual boots into their slots and gives me an overall picture of the sculpture (rubber bands hold the pieces in their place). A better base is in the works.
I now carve away excess wood around the boots and smooth the edges. At present the plan is to texture the cavities and stain darker than the natural colour of the boots. This a stressful procedure as I don’t want to compromise the log’s strength and it’s ability to stay upright and hold the seven boots in their sockets.
When the finishing is complete and the staining is finalized, the boots will be permanently fastened to their cavity with the hope to strengthen the log’s integrity. Wish me luck!
The final picture shows my ‘Man Cave”, my 100 square foot workshop. The pictures were taken inside the “Cave”. Will have a further story of this project in the future.
Regards to all,
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!