BABA'S BOOT - another prototype for a boot carving class at Lee Valley Tools

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-24-2016 03:26 AM 840 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This boot is carved in honour of my maternal grandmother. She was just a swell person and I am the person I am today because of her quiet influence during my early years of my life. The roof and it’s gables remind me of her house where my family visited often. She was a small person and her boots were short and stocky. Never a dull moment being with her.
The carving medium is a lam beam which I cut with the grain to follow the boot height. In the photos the laminations do play a trick with your eyes but I can assure you that the blank was cut and carved squarely. Enjoy!

Roman, the Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 05:20 AM

Great looking boot, showed amy daughter a bunch of your projects, went first to page ten. got your address but will not be home till into october.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 02:09 PM

The lam beam makes an interesting effect. Lots of great memories carving this one too.
What’s not to love about that?
Another nice one Roman.

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

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 03:09 PM

love the LAM boots they just seem to speak to me …......great story also ….....another GREAT BOOT & JOB


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#4 posted 08-27-2016 02:06 AM

Nice job!

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