DENIS the Tile Man's Boot! 4x6 Cedar Fence Post Cut-off!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 10-02-2016 06:36 PM 1374 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the worksite were I help in construction, one of the worker’s offered me some fence post cutoffs. I challenged the tile man on site to give me a pattern of a workbook. The side profile is shown in picture 1. What follows is the evolution of a boot from a piece of throw away wood. The picture shows the first bandsaw cut.
Pic 2 shows the back and front pieces removed, showing the boot carving block in profile.
Pic 3 shows the sole cut separated from the vamp and toe cap.. The carving blank is now ready for the power carver. It is at this stage that the block is rounded, shaped and refined.
Pic 4 Boot carving nearing completion with fine sanding of all parts and given a finish coat of wipe-on poly. Here the beautiful grain and colour of the cedar fence post wood is exposed.
Pic 5 and 6 Finished product with side profile pattern.
Further details of this process can be found in my book POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES from Schiffer publishing or your favourite wood carving dealers.

Roman, the BOOTMAN!

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

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#1 posted 10-02-2016 06:54 PM

Nicely done!!!
One of these days this boot is going to walk …..
Now get that out of your mind. lol

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#2 posted 10-02-2016 07:42 PM

Another winner for certain Roman! It looks like that’s 2 – 2×6s laminated?

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

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#3 posted 10-02-2016 08:54 PM

Presto…...............a boot! Carry on Roman.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 10-02-2016 11:59 PM

Oh my! I made a spelling error. It should read work boot instead of workbook. Shame on me1

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

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#5 posted 10-03-2016 03:31 AM

no worries Roman we all misspell words ….... THE great work you do …we don’t expect you to be a spelling master on top of your fine carvings …...GREAT JOB


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#6 posted 10-03-2016 03:18 PM

Don’t you just love spellcheck?
Another fine boot (or “stivale” .... I’m in Italy at the moment) Roman.

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

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#7 posted 10-05-2016 01:50 AM

I feel so blessed that was able to see this one in person and learn your methods. Thanks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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