SAIL BOOT and some of my humour!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-09-2016 12:11 AM 594 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again. Had this idea for a boot for some time so I sketched a plan and went to my wood stash. Had a rough looking piece of Mayday which came from a tree I cut down in my back yard several years ago. I am pleased with the figure in the wood and hope that Shipwright likes it.

Thought I would introduce you to some of my musings which I have put down to paper as a cartoon. After spending 20 years working in the cattle industry, my clientele being ranchers had a rich sense of humour. A lot of bull crossed the table in our conversations. Hence I started to doodle a bit on paper and came up with a cartoon. It is my pleasure to introduce you to ‘Laughing Bull’. If it offends you please let me know and I will not post the cartoon again.
Anyways for those who know me, they know that I can deliver a lot of bull at most times. Enjoy!

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

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#1 posted 09-09-2016 01:14 AM

Happy sailing. I’m also curious as to what Paul’s comment will be?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 09-09-2016 03:13 AM

I love the name of that ship , boat , boot….... GREAT JOB


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#3 posted 09-09-2016 03:13 AM

That’s a nice looking boot! Liked the cartoon also.

I’ve never heard of Mayday. But what you have there shows some great grain features. Think you did well with the whole thing.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 09-09-2016 03:14 AM

A fine vessel she is Roman and not made of fibreglass either. Looks like she may have an influence from Colin Archer’s (look him up), very powerful seaworthy designs.
What’s her ballast ratio and exactly is the C/G?

Nice one Roman! :-)

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

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#5 posted 09-09-2016 06:35 PM

Nice work, Roman. It sure is an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-09-2016 07:45 PM

That boot would have been a real cow pie stomper.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 09-18-2016 05:47 PM

You might have to improve the sail on the HMCS Bootman if you want any speed, but the little old lady might
want it for weekend excursions. You might not be able to syndicate “Laughing Bull”, I think you have found
a nice place for him to show up from time to time. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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