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WESTERN BOOT - MAY DAY Tree.

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 10-20-2016 12:58 AM 620 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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'!





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 10-20-2016 01:11 AM

As a wearer of western boots for over 5 decades; GREAT JOB!

-- just rjR

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shipwright

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#2 posted 10-20-2016 05:04 AM

It looks so real!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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crowie

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#3 posted 10-20-2016 10:02 AM

That looks real, sir…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 10-20-2016 11:36 AM

Excellent job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-20-2016 12:47 PM

Fantastic

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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woodrookieII

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#6 posted 10-20-2016 01:26 PM

Nice Roman. Now it just needs a spur!!

p.s.

Your hickory shoe is on our fireplace mantle.

....rookieII

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#7 posted 10-20-2016 02:33 PM

Nice work, Been reading your book and when I have time to spend in the shop will give it a go. Home now and getting ready for winter, gardens, yard, and firewood. Dishwasher quite working so on my way to Terrace to look for another.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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