|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 10-31-2016 11:03 PM||1283 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
After the last post I realized that the pictures of the whole log did not show the family members too clearly. My apologies for the oversight.
To make the family I cut out large chunks of the log and with my free-handed pattern making I carved the individual members as I did my other boots and shoes. When they were complete, I re-positioned the boots into their respective slots so-to-speak, fastened them with two part epoxy and brads. Voila the shoe tree came into being.
For contrast I did a soft stain of the boot cavities and covered the rest of the surfaces with wipe-on-poly. I had a steel rod welded unto a 1/4 inch piece of steel plate and mounted it to a base of 4 quarter sapelle. The steel plate was covered with an additional top piece of sapelle and the log was fastened to the steel pin as shown. I wanted to create the illusion that the log was free and suspended in thin air.
Thank you for your patience, I hope you enjoy the individual members of the family.
ps The bottom two boots, one is broad and rough looking, this is the boss supposedly while next and slightly aside from the big one is the real boss, beautiful , slender and in charge.
Roman, the Bootman!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!