|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 10-20-2016 12:58 AM||675 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
A few years back I was forced to take down one of my yard trees as it had contracted a virus and was threatening other trees in my yard. The May Day is a flowering tree with a beautiful crown, white flowers in the spring and glorious berries that birds can’t get enough. The tree had grown to a height of 30 feet and was a sight to enjoy. But it had to come down and now five years later I am able to use the wood without it twisting on me too drastically. It does show some spalting, which adds character to the beautiful grain.
The block of wood I started with was an end piece showing a bit of bark. For the boot pattern I wanted to keep the bark intact and left it on for it’s uniqueness. The boot is about 12 inches tall and it is now ready to kick up a storm at the local dance hall. Whoopie!
Roman, the Bootman(Western style too!)
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!