SPALTED BIRCH - Western Style Boot!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 10-25-2016 03:58 PM 758 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another cowboy boot! Had this piece of birch cut and ready to carve sitting on my to-do-shelf for a couple of years. It’s hard creating something new, but I needed room for my other projects, so I jumped into the dust and carved this little beauty!
The boot measures a bit more than nine inches in height and my pattern was simply a quick sketch of a woman’s Western boot, fine features, delicate toe, heal and ankle moving into a slender vamp to accentuate the lower part of the leg! Hope this fosters your imagination and takes you to the real look of the beautiful woman wearing this style of boot.
The birch wood was heavily spalted, so I kept the detailing to a minimum. I let the wood do the talkin’.

Roman, the Bootman!

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

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#1 posted 10-25-2016 05:53 PM

Another great carving – love the wood!



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#2 posted 10-25-2016 05:55 PM

Nice use of a very nice piece of spalted birch Roman.
Funny I always think your pieces are bigger than they are …. and I know better.
Well done again.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 10-26-2016 01:03 AM

What a lovely piece of timber to make your special kind of first class art work….

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2016 02:11 PM

Very nice piece of spalted birch, Very nicely done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 10-26-2016 04:15 PM

Nice piece.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 10-31-2016 11:15 AM

I think this one says, “giddy-up”

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

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