|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 07-08-2016 01:01 AM||1057 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is how I start my carving projects. I collect wood whenever I can.
My neighbour was re-doing the substructure on his patio. The patio was built 35 years ago and water and weather had done some severe damage. My neighbour had salvaged three red cedar beams from an office demolition in downtown Calgary. The building was over 40 years old but the beams had some rigidity to them. They were 16 feet in length, 16 inches wide and 4 inches thick. So my neighbour had made quite the find to help him build his new patio.
This morning I was alerted to the fact that some redwood lumber would be available for my carving program. The large dimension wood was quite the find. Upon examining the demolition, the beams were exposed to water and about 6 inches were soft and rotten. I cut the beams in half for easy transport in my wheelbarrow and brought the redwood home (across the back lane) to start my salvage program.
There is going to be a lot of boots made from this lumber.
Now my mind is full of ideas for future projects.
Finished projects will be reported as soon as they are completed.
My apologies for not showing a completed project. But that’s how the boot works gets going.
Enjoy the story!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!