cowboy boot

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Project by pan posted 01-21-2010 06:37 PM 1704 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt at a cowboy boot not sure how to finish it ,I have watco oil ,varnish or paint wash any idea’s I kinda like the wood to show through ?

-- "everything has a soul"

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 06:38 PM

Very cool carving.

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 07:41 PM

fantastic job!!
check out Jordan's work .. I think he explained the proccess in one of his blogs.. or maybe on hims website… or maybe I’m making it all up :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 08:01 PM

Wicked carving… I personally would just use a spray on finish to highlight the natural beauty in the wood… just my thoughts..

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

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 08:22 PM

Very nice piece.

I could do that…..If I had an old boot and a tub of liquid wood.

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 09:12 PM

This looks pretty darn realistic….great job!!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 09:19 PM

Great job. If I don’t paint them, I always use Miniwax transparent stain then sand off the high spots for contrast and the wear look. Then I use a spray satin stain and rub off certain areas with steel wool. Excellent!


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#7 posted 01-21-2010 09:49 PM

really nice carving.

I’ve only carved one set of boots, minature


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 04:20 AM

Love the boot….........Great Job!!! Have you decided what fiinish you are going to go with yet?


-- Robin Renee'

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 05:11 PM

Pan, Once in a while whimsicle projects are posted that leave me stymied as to their purpose as well as the need to build them. Most of the time I breeze right past them. You boot on the other hand is whimsicle yet I understand the need for making it. It is wonderful and I envey your carving skills. Keep following your imagination and remember to keep sharp objects pointed away from your body.

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 08:22 PM

Great boot!
I would do an antique glaze that would show darker lines in the creases and lighter on the high spots. Find a buddy that wears boots and ask to look at his most worn out pair.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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