PETER'S DANCING SHOES! Western Cedar 4x4 fence post cut-offs.

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 09-27-2016 04:40 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Peter is a nice man, an employee of one of our Timbertown lumber yards. I’ve been a frequent visitor to the yard to pick up lumber for the jobs I’m involved with. Peter is a gentleman and knew of my scavenger habits, offered me some culled cedar fence posts. Now how could I refuse such an offer!!?? As payment I promised to carve him some boots. These are his dancing shoes. I know they will bring a smile to his face.
I tried to keep the pair similar but there are some differences when I do the free style design and carving. Hopefully the beautiful grain, colour and wood blemishes will give him joy as they did me when I was carving them.
The cedar was easy to carve and finish. I topped the boots with a wipe on poly – spit and polish so to speak.

In conclusion all I can say is, GO PETER GO!!!

Roman ,the Bootman

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

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#1 posted 09-27-2016 05:00 PM

Nice pair of shouse, those have pretty realistic look. I would add here holes for laces.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-27-2016 05:31 PM

What an imagination! Tell me, Roman. Do you have a special closet for all your footwear, like Imelda had?

-- Mark

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 05:40 PM

Very nicely carved and cedar is a beautiful wood!

Cedar is my favorite wood for many things.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 07:23 PM

Outstanding and inspirational! Always enjoy seeing your work.

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 08:16 PM

This is a real slick pair Roman, very nice & I’m sure Peter will just love them

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

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#6 posted 09-27-2016 10:08 PM

Nice set of boots. Arrived at our family farm last night. talked to my brother and we have 100 year old cedar fence material here that I want to give you to carve.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 09-28-2016 12:04 AM

Very nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 09-28-2016 01:57 AM

Nice! Peter would be crazy not to be happy with these custom-made wooden shoes.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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