|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 07-04-2016 01:18 AM||523 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I’m preparing for a boot house power carving course to be held next November at Lee Valley Calgary. This is the prototype I have developed using a piece of Amur cherry wood. The wood was large enough to include some bark which I required for the roof of the house. Cutting out the blank I had a bark covered roof, vamp, toe cap and sole – four pieces that were separated by a bandsaw exercise. Separation allowed me to carve a unique styled wooden shoe described in the nursery rhyme, .....there once was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many…...
I incorporated an extra roof line to take in the toe-cap line for interest. BUT I didn’t make any windows or doors, leaving that to the viewer’s imagination. The natural grain of the Amur cherry was enough for me.
Sanded for finish, I topped the wood with a French polish.
Hope that Baba (grandmother) would be proud.
Roman, the BOOTMAN
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!