THE SHOE TREE - Re-post to show some family pictures!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 10-31-2016 11:03 PM 1643 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 05:24 AM

Thank you heaps Roman, a true gentleman to post the photos of the individual boot…..

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

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 07:03 PM

lovely detail Roman, you sure know your way around those carving tools, true craftsman :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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