|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 10-02-2016 06:36 PM||1046 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
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!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!