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TREE AMIGOS - Stylized Yew Boots a la Roman

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-14-2016 07:35 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nephew Mark, who is a silviculturist working out of Penticton, B.C., found this Yew stump while doing some brush cleaning on one of his jobs. He decided that I needed a challenge so this wonderful contorted piece of wood landed on my doorstep. I trimmed the log to square it off and split it in two. The first pieces of the trimming were immediately cut into three ‘boot’ blanks, and away I went, making saw dust. The TREE AMIGOS soon came into existence.
Luckily for me I had my dust mask and dust removal system in operation as the Yew is quite toxic. But I am writing this. so I survived!
In addition to it’s convoluted growing pattern, the wood has a great variety of colour. All these characteristics are evident in the sculptures.

YEW, YEW, YEW, I belong to you, you, you….........!
Now I can’t get the song out of my head.
Anyways, do enjoy the boots and sing along with me!

Roman, the Bootman!

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 08:00 PM

Always love seeing your latest creation Roman & this one right up with the rest :)
I know what you mean when you get a dam tune running around your head all day ::))))
cheers
Pete

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

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 08:17 PM

Nice boots!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 08:28 PM

It’s amaizing what can come out from piece of wood. Wonderfull boots and very ’’alive’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-14-2016 09:12 PM

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#5 posted 05-14-2016 10:30 PM

You hit a triple, Roman !!!

The quality of your work, your photography and your writing are over the top.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 05-14-2016 11:13 PM

I used to use a fair bit of Pacific Yew years ago….. amazing wood.
As you say the colours are varied and the grain is often very figured.
When green you can drive nails into it. When it seasons, not only can’t you get the nails out but you can’t get any more in. .... interesting stuff.
Of course the boots are wonderful bits of artistic fancy as is your way.
You always give me a smile.
Thanks Roman.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 05-15-2016 02:08 PM

Yew do grrrrrr8.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 05-15-2016 03:02 PM

THANKS, THANKS. I Have smiled from delight. Thanks and Success in creativity…....

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#9 posted 05-15-2016 03:04 PM

I haven’t understood – It is what breed of a tree??

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#10 posted 05-16-2016 12:53 AM

The YEW tree is an evergreen that produces red berries. It is native to central and southern Europe. northern Iran. Scientific name is Taxus baccata and has alkaloids that are harmful to humans. Some English yews are reported to have lived over 4000 years.

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

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#11 posted 05-16-2016 06:06 PM

Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!

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jaykaypur

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#12 posted 05-18-2016 10:49 AM

Amazing. Not only what yew can create but what yew can see in a piece of wood. Great job.

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

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#13 posted 05-18-2016 01:53 PM

Yew betcha!!!

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

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