|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 07-10-2016 07:47 PM||1208 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
You may think that I don’t sleep at night with so many posts lately! The truth is I have a lot of winter projects that are now being completed. With my new workshop, I can spend a few extra hours carving and enjoying the birds that have moved into the eaves of my shed and are raising their little ones. I’ve been scolded many times by the parents of these fledglings and have learned to keep my manners.
Back to the boot story.
I had a piece of left-over willow that was a slab from a previous carving blank. The slab was a bit short for width and height but I was not going to throw out the bark feature. So with my bandsaw a three piece blank, namely sole, toecap/tongue and shortened vamp came into being.
With my carving burrs the two faced boot came into the picture. The live edge on the left side of the boot had too much character and colour to take any kind of detailing while the right side of the boot showed the inner workings of the willow tree. As luck would have it, the flow lines of the boot shape, bark and grain complimented each other.
Now you can sit down, pull out the music from the Mikado and hum the tune…....tit willow, tit willow, tit willow…...
Inspiring, isn’t it!!!?
Roman , the Bootman
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!