WORK BOOTS - Split Rail Cedar Fence Post, Barbed wire and staple!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 08-24-2016 04:55 PM 1865 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am getting down to my last bit of cedar wood that served as fence posts for the early pioneers that came to this beautiful continent of North America. As a beneficiary of their hard work and dedication to provide a good life for their families I dedicate these boots to them.
The triangular shape of the fence post allowed me to style the work boots and take advantage of the elements and character of the wood. The barbed wire and staple which was still in the wood when I cut the blank, had to be part of the sculpture. While cutting the blank I had a slight mishap and needed a slight design change in one boot. Hence the darker sole

Roman the Bootman

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

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 05:14 PM

simply love the barbed wire laces …... and also think the sole looks even better ….....ANOTHER GREAT JOB


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#2 posted 08-24-2016 06:06 PM

Roman, you have definitely carved (no pun intended) out your own niche and done an extremely good job doing it. How did you come up with the idea to begin with?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 06:22 PM

AND some more boots. WOW.

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

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 07:35 PM

very interesting, gives me an idea, My grandparents homesteaded in the north okanogan in the 1800’s, there is still a split rail cedar fence there, When I visit there next month if I can find a good piece I will send you some. Wood be a treasure to have a boot made from them.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 08-24-2016 09:27 PM

I like this pair Roman, the ‘laces”, the natural timber texturing all add up to a very nice package

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 09:38 PM

Great pieces,as always!

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 10:01 PM

Cool! In pic 4, that boot in the foreground looks fit for Mercury, wing├ęd messenger.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 11:33 PM

Love your work! Great posts!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 08-25-2016 12:54 AM

Thank you LJers for all your positive comments. I just love doing these creations and am glad that there are people that appreciate them. Thank you.

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

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#10 posted 08-25-2016 03:29 AM

What a great tribute to our ancestors who settled this country Roman.
These are special among your many fine works.

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

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#11 posted 08-25-2016 11:14 AM

So realistic – interesting ’’worn’’ effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-25-2016 12:37 PM

Awesome, love the barbed wire laces!

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 08-25-2016 02:25 PM

I wouldn’t want to get a boot from one of these! Ouch!

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

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#14 posted 08-26-2016 06:17 AM

Awesome Roman, you are one of a kind!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 08-27-2016 01:58 AM

Nice job!

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