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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-29-2016 11:00 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coming home from work the other day I saw some wood in a back alley. Not one to pass up on a pile of wood I found this 20 inch log of aspen that was split and appeared to be well seasoned. Upon looking at it closer the inner grain was exposed showing the bifurcation of main trunk and remnants of a branch. The grain intrigued me , so I cut the blank for the boot so that the left side of the boot incorporated the crotch of the trunk and branch. You can see the grain exposed if you look at the front of the heel and go diagonally upward. What a surprise when the boot was completed! The intricacy of the grain and colour of the wood was beautifully exposed!

The Bootman

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

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 01:15 AM

That looks so smooth

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 05:10 AM

Each one has it’s own unique character.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 05:49 AM

You did a very nice job and I get a kick out of it. Pun intended lol

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 03:05 PM

Just an amazingly beautiful job of sculpting. Grain is very nice. Some of these boots that you do look almost wearable! Keep on, keepin’ on.

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

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#5 posted 07-31-2016 04:00 AM

I love this! Very realistic style…nice!

-- One good turn deserves another!

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