CARAGANA - a convoluted trunk of wood!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-20-2016 04:55 PM 839 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a challenge!!!??
A lot of elements coming into play with this piece of wood. Colour, growth rings, bark, splits, branches, etc. The wood was sure talking to me with this carving. I don’t know who won the argument but here is the boot. I hope you enjoy it.
The Bootman!.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 07:45 PM

Looks like a fireman’s boot. Good job.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 09:03 PM

I think there is no piece of wood that you can’t make a boot out of, I will have to send you a piece of funny looking wood and see the transformation.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 10:13 PM

Brian, the challenge is on! Give me your best shot!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 10:52 PM

I showed all your projects to a friend of mine. His reaction was: ” Is he crazy? But they’re very nice ”. I said ” We’re all crazy, that’s why we make nice things “

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#5 posted 08-20-2016 11:43 PM

Roman, is that the Caragana that I remember as a kid being used as hedges? It had yellow flowers and produced pods that you could make whistles out of.
Boots are harder than whistles I guess though….
Nice one on this challenging piece.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 12:57 AM

Nice job!

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#7 posted 08-21-2016 02:33 AM

Yes Paul, it is that caragana that is used as hedges, and has yellow flowers and seed pods that snap open when ripe and scatter the seeds.
Sam, i have been reminded that I do fly off the wall sometimes. but what a trip!

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#8 posted 08-22-2016 12:47 AM

looks pretty cool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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