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BETTY BOOP - Candy Boot

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-04-2016 12:08 AM 936 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m slowly gnawing away my supply of lam beam – only 15 lineal feet of a 5×5 lam beam post left to go!
Had to try a ladies dancing shoe similar to the one Betty Boop scampered around in doing her cartoon. Then Minnie Mouse made the shoe famous.
The laminations carve easy and the wood took the natural stain to my liking.
Hope you enjoy this creation – Boo Boop Bee Boop!!! Now get that song out of your head! Cheerio!

Roman – The Bootman

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





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-04-2016 12:29 AM

I personally will be very sorry to see lam beam gone …........ these boots and shoes where really neat to look at …........another GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 09-04-2016 12:54 AM

That is so cool. When the beam is gone, just laminate up more plywood and you’re back in business!
cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 09-04-2016 01:10 AM

Beautiful job. Love it !

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

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 09-04-2016 01:21 AM

The house must be full! Careful or the other 1/2 may give you the “boot”.

I like this one well.

-- just rjR

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#5 posted 09-04-2016 02:39 AM

I forgot to mention in my remarks that the boot should really be called ‘candy boat’. Just imagine when you have guests over and you serve up your favourite candy in a Betty Boop boot! I can assure you that the candy will go like wildfire!

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

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shipwright

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#6 posted 09-04-2016 04:00 AM

I saw the Betty Boop label, looked at the shoe and said to myself ….. OK but it reminds me more of Minnie Mouse.
But then as you point out she just made them famous.
Well Roman, you are making them famous again!

Cool

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 09-04-2016 04:05 AM

Boot, boat, bowl, makes no difference when it looks this good!
I have never worked with any laminated lumber but it looks like it offer some intriguing options.

Questiin, do the laminations alternate grain directions like plywood?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 09-04-2016 09:58 AM

Oh what, dear cobbler, hath thou cobbled today?

-- Mark

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#9 posted 09-04-2016 04:23 PM

Oldnovice, the grain directions are alternated which makes for some interesting problems when carving. If your carving bits are a bit used you will get into some burn marks as is evident on the boot. The wood species I was told are spruce and fir. The fir laminates are added for strength especially when the wood is going to be used as a structural beam or post. In the pictures of the boot the fir stains a blushing pink.
So speaketh, the Bootman!

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

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mirock

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#10 posted 09-04-2016 07:30 PM

Awesome work)))

-- Vladimir Ukraine http://archiwood.com.ua/ http://www.architector.dp.ua/

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 09-04-2016 08:09 PM

A different one and also a nice one

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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peteg

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#12 posted 09-04-2016 09:26 PM

Stepping out in style with this one Roman, one of my favourites :)
cheers
pete

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

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Bob

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#13 posted 09-04-2016 11:24 PM

Very Nice work – way to think outside the norm

-- Bob,Colorado

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#14 posted 09-05-2016 03:18 AM

Are you dutch. Great wooden shoe

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 09-05-2016 08:45 AM

Wow, awesome shue! It makes you wanna try it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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